Is History Very Important in Education?

The common proverb states:
“Those who fail to understand history are doomed to repeat it”

What aTRITEremark!!!

Yet, people do make the same historical mistakes over and over again.

Many say “history is not practical, how am I going to use that in real life”?

But history relates to many other different fields ofeducationwhich are important: politics, economics, geography, art/culture, religion, philosophy, sociology, psychology, science/technology, etc.

The problem with history ineducationis that it emphasizes the wrong things. The goal ineducationis to rotely memorize enough words and numbers just have an adequate amount of superficial knowledge to receive a letter grade when it instead should be about having a deep understanding of history.

What a TRITE remark!!! 

Yet, people do make the same historical mistakes over and over again.

Many say “history is not practical, how am I going to use that in real life”?

But history relates to many other different fields of education which are important: politics, economics, geography, art/culture, religion, philosophy, sociology, psychology, science/technology, etc.

The problem with history in education is that it emphasizes the wrong things. The goal in education is to rotely memorize enough words and numbers just have an adequate amount of superficial knowledge to receive a letter grade when it instead should be about having a deep understanding of history.

What a TRITE remark!!! 

Yet, people do make the same historical mistakes over and over again.

Many say “history is not practical, how am I going to use that in real life”?

But history relates to many other different fields of education which are important: politics, economics, geography, art/culture, religion, philosophy, sociology, psychology, science/technology, etc.

The problem with history in education is that it emphasizes the wrong things. The goal in education is to rotely memorize enough words and numbers just have an adequate amount of superficial knowledge to receive a letter grade when it instead should be about having a deep understanding of history.

What a TRITE remark!!! 

Yet, people do make the same historical mistakes over and over again.

Many say “history is not practical, how am I going to use that in real life”?

But history relates to many other different fields of education which are important: politics, economics, geography, art/culture, religion, philosophy, sociology, psychology, science/technology, etc.

The problem with history in education is that it emphasizes the wrong things. The goal in education is to rotely memorize enough words and numbers just have an adequate amount of superficial knowledge to receive a letter grade when it instead should be about having a deep understanding of history.

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