How many of us really understood what we learnt at school?? Many probably just sleepwalked through school ! Not because we hated science or maths, its just that we werent lucky to have good teachers who taught the concepts and how they applied to the real world
So, lets ask the question, what makes a subject interesting? Why should we learn science or maths or arts or social studies? Why do they even matter? Do we even remember what we learnt at school? Is there any relation to what we learnt and the career path that we took? So that brings us to the crux of the issue. We dont even know why we learnt these subjects.
So lets now look at each subject and try to dissect what is the essence and what makes it so appealing in the real world. You see, every student is unique in the sense that they love bringing their perspective to the world they live in. This perspective could be a change or a solution to various challenges. If students can figure out how a subject that they learn at school ties in with their interests and unique perspectives they will intrinsically involve themselves to grasp the subject and their curiosity would take them automatically in the direction of a well defined career path. Hence the goal here is to help students evaluate various subjects in alignment with their interests and perspectives.
To make sure everyone understands the point, let me give you a simple example. All of us studied geography in school. However most of us would have been disinterested in the subject especially the way it was taught. None one of us really understood why it even matters to study geography. But if you really think about the impact of geography in the real world you would be startled. Understanding geography is the one of the key solutions to the water problem that the world faces. It involves mapping various terrains across the world, analyzing factors that influence ground water availability and flow of water across terrains. Geography is also used in GIS (Geographical Information Systems) for remote disaster management, which involves monitoring natural disasters like Earthquakes, Tsunamis or Floods. For a student who is interested in environment or conservation, this knowledge would immediately influence and drive their passion to learn more about the subject and build a career based on Geography.