General knowledge and Logical reasoning
Increasingly, the quality of a teacher, and of his or her lessons, is to be judged by feedback from their pupils. This is dangerous, as pupils have a tendency to focus too much on whether or not they enjoyed the lesson, in other words, on how much ‘fun’ they found The purpose of education, however, is not to keep children entertained; it is not to make their lives more fun. Arguably, it is not even to make them happier, per se. The purpose of schools is to make their pupils better, more educated people. This is all that matters, and therefore it is whether the teacher succeeds at this – not at being a children’s entertainer – that counts.
Which one of the following is a flaw in the above argument?
It fails to consider that enjoying lessons could result in pupils ending up better educated
By simply asserting that the purpose of education is not even to make people happier, the argument rests on a questionable contention
It patronises young people by thinking that their judgement will be based solely on how much fun they found the lesson
It doesn’t specify precisely what it means by making someone a better, more educated person.
The comparison with being a children’s entertainer is an unfair exaggeration of what a teacher tries to do by making lessons more funDeseleziona risposta