10 most unusual school subjects in different countries of the worldPictolic
In many countries, along with traditional literature, mathematics and physical education children learn the objects, the name of which discourages the older generation is the envy of the younger.
From the lessons of cybersecurity in Israel to a course on beekeeping in Bashkiria and folk dances in Armenia, we will tell you about the most unusual school subjects that are taught in different parts of the world.
Russia: financial literacy
Opens the top program of financial literacy in Russian schools. So far, the course is offered in the form of extracurricular activities. A pilot project was developed in cooperation of such major agencies as the world Bank and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. Children learn to treat money, to plan incomes and expenses of the family. Most importantly, they will learn to recognize financial fraud. Perhaps a financial literacy campaign in the near future will take its rightful place in the school schedule.
Armenia: Folk dance
Special course choreography of folk dance is required. Authorities believe that in this way they will be able to instill in students a rich cultural tradition. Children learn the history of folk dance, learn complex choreography. Unusual knowledge of a school subject is strictly evaluated. If you "flunk" the exam in folk dances, you can easily stay for a second year.
UK: forest school
English children are taught from infancy to navigate in the woods. It turns out that in school, you can learn to kindle a fire, choosing the "right" branch. It is unknown whether useful urbanizirovan child the ability to build a tent, but in the woods he's definitely not lost. School course called "Forest school". Teach it in Junior high.
Israel: cyberwar and discussions
Israeli students learn cybersecurity. Yet the eponymous the course was only implemented in a few schools. The reason of innovation — cybersafefamily the younger generation that worries parents and doctors. The abundance of gadgets and widespread computerization pose a danger to young people. In the framework of the new course teach children proper behavior in social networks. They are taught to recognize hidden threats in the comments. Much attention is paid to cybersafefamily, to recognize the signs of the syndrome of "gamer".
In other schools, children are taught discussion. The title literally means "dispute". Children learn to defend their point of view with the right emotional message. Once a week students learn the technique of speech, facial expressions, focus on internal sensations during an argument and visualize the words. Another hour passes in a format of group therapy. In this lesson, students share their problems. Most often referred to computer games, interpersonal communication.
Bashkiria: beekeeping school
Bashkortostan produces the best honey in the world. And now beekeepers are prepared there from school. More than a hundred schools own apiary, fitted with the latest technology. It is noteworthy that caring for hives and harvesting of honey are engaged exclusively students. In addition, they also teach safety, biology of bees, types of honey plants and so much more. The authorities of Bashkiria believe that the introduction of a new subject will be of great help to the local beekeeping industry.
Germany: Lessons of happiness
German authorities believe that happiness can be learned and launched a pilot project in some schools. Had no teachers. Therefore, the headmaster of the city of Heidelberg itself teaches. Children are taught to be happy, to live in harmony, to listen to your heart. It is difficult to imagine the happiness exams, so they are not. At the end of the year, students are offered options: to submit for a rating of "good" video or take part in charity.
Spain: the emotional education
The program is designed for students of all classes. Children are taught to listen to the interlocutor, to communicate with other people. Teachers believe that emotional intelligence is an important component of a successful life. In a trusting atmosphere they teach empathy and understanding, overcome fear, manage anger, lead discussions on abstract themes.
Japan: admiring the nature
The land of the Rising sun — the world leader of digital technology. Widespread computerization has weakened the relation of people with nature. Therefore, the Japanese government introduced in the school curriculum lessons "Admiring nature". The goal of this workshop is to teach students to notice the beauty of the surrounding world. Teachers draw children's attention to the relationship of flora and fauna, especially the development of living nature. The students not only enjoy nature, and get it for evaluation and exams.
Australia: surfing lessons
Surfers-professionals know how difficult it is to compete with the Australian chasing Mavericks. No wonder they are considered the best in the world. The power of the Green continent striving to maintain leadership. With this purpose in schools are surf lessons. Young chasing Mavericks begin training on the shore, where they learn to handle the Board, to keep the balance. According to experts, the surfing is excellent trains the body and teaches to live in harmony with nature. Therefore, tourists should not expect to surpass the skill of local conquerors of the waves.