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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    What would you advise or take given your time again and why?
    If I was a girl, I guess Home Economics would be a given

    I'm not

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    ^I don't even think they teach Home Economics in High School anymore.

    I think most members covered it, but I agree with seeing what your child is interested in and good at when choosing subjects.
    I'm not sure how much choice they have in picking their electives, but you don't have a choice on many subjects.

    I had to take French for one year in High School, but I took it all through High School because I liked it.
    Computers, Robotics, Physics, Geography, and a Foreign Language are all great recommendations. Does your son/daughter want to go on to uni?
    If so, they may need certain subjects depending on what their major will be. My good friend teaches Geography in High School in London and seems to have a lot of students interested in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    I don't even think they teach Home Economics in High School anymore.
    It was an attempt at a sexist poor joke

    I reckon it came through alright

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    ^Well you may be surprised to know that many girls are now going into Maths, Sciences, Robotics, and Engineering field.
    Just because these subjects/jobs are more male dominated, you get Robotics taught now in some Elementary schools, starting with coding. I knew many girls in Uni in the Engineering and Sciences field.

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    I know, MM

    In Denmark ALL higher education is dominated by the ..girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    Computers, Robotics
    Well, they are the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post


    Well, they are the future.
    Wow, are they?

    Phew, lucky we have you guys here to inform us.

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    It's nonsense.

    The future is Thomas Hardy, crop rotation and Mead.

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    ^ You may joke... but I've given up trying to teach my gardener crop rotation in our veggie patch.

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    ^ Teach him how to make mead, then relax with a Thomas Hardy novel.

    You know it makes sense.

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    I can manage that with a little improvisation... a Lee Child novel with a Ya Dong it is.

    That's today sorted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    ^Well you may be surprised to know that many girls are now going into Maths, Sciences, Robotics, and Engineering field.
    Just because these subjects/jobs are more male dominated, you get Robotics taught now in some Elementary schools, starting with coding. I knew many girls in Uni in the Engineering and Sciences field.
    I used to work for a tech/engineering company. When my daughter was at school (all girls), 20 years ago, they were visited by a team from my employer. The company wanted more women and there were no women applying, they realised that they needed to inspire girls before they chose their A-levels, who would then choose science, who might then study electrical/electronic engineeing who might then, five or more years later, come looking for a job. It was forward thinking, although difficult to measure whether or not it was successful.
    My daughter went on to get a Masters in Particle Physics and Cosmology, followed by a second Masters in Nuclear Engineering. However, since her mother was a physics Ph.D. her inspiration probably came from home.

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    Some interesting replies, many thanks.
    My eldest had chosen the 3 sciences and maths at A level but after consulting the sixth form careers counsellor he eventually opted for Maths, Physics and Geography.

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    I was lucky to get a special course on Climatology in High School. Learning about adiabatic effects, frontal systems, and the like had me a lot more interested than any of the common subjects. Never looked at a cloud the same way after that learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Many countries in the world speak Spanish. More than one might imagine, in Africa.

    In this day and age you need at least a passing understanding of computers but things like Excel are just like learning a language.
    One doesn't need Physics to get a Chemical Engineering degree.
    ive been over to the US of Whatever twice now (luckily not an innocent shot in a school massacre) and both times I found it hard as mostly everyone spoke Spanish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    I used to work for a tech/engineering company. When my daughter was at school (all girls), 20 years ago, they were visited by a team from my employer. The company wanted more women and there were no women applying, they realised that they needed to inspire girls before they chose their A-levels, who would then choose science, who might then study electrical/electronic engineeing who might then, five or more years later, come looking for a job. It was forward thinking, although difficult to measure whether or not it was successful.
    My daughter went on to get a Masters in Particle Physics and Cosmology, followed by a second Masters in Nuclear Engineering. However, since her mother was a physics Ph.D. her inspiration probably came from home.
    That is awesome...... I can see how they would be inspired at home. Good stuff!
    I often teach Science, which is one of my favorite subjects to teach to K-6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    ive been over to the US of Whatever twice now (luckily not an innocent shot in a school massacre)
    wtf?



    I really do wonder about some people on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    wtf?



    I really do wonder about some people on here.
    Gun violence is pretty bad over there, 1 in 300 chance of copping a bullet I think it was at the time I was there.

    glad I won't have to go back over to that shit pit.

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    ^I really think it depends where you are in the US, some places are far worse than others. I lived for a year in the US (North Carolina) and never saw a gun or had any issues. I wouldn't turn down a good job because of it.. at least in the past... now is far worse than 20 years ago when I was there.

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    ^^ But why on earth would you ever get shot in a school massacre?

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    I think these days the Humanities are increasingly redundant in this new Age of The Stupid when the majority of any western society, it seems, has no interest in developing cognition based on facts but prefer to arrive at an understanding founded on ignorance, stupidity, prejudice and bigotry.

    Subjects that retain some relevance for the lumpen masses probably are:

    ICT or Business
    Computer Science
    Combined Science
    Hospitality

    Essentially to be both computer literate and accomplished in its application is paramount in the coming years since these skills will be in universal demand no matter what the discipline.

    Acquiring knowledge of history, Literature and Geography through formal study will be unnecessary since references can be made to any digital data store, anywhere and at any time offering enlightenment and knowledge if it is required.

    Similarly learning other languages is irrelevant given the universal lingua franca is English and there are many apps translating the written word.

    Choosing Combined Sciences is simply a taster and a platform from which the student can later spring in choosing a more specialised regime should their interest be piqued.

    Hospitality is listed because the service industry within tourism, hotel and catering sectors accounts for an increasingly significant proportion of GDP and therefore it would be a useful string to have to one's bow. I have listed Business as an alternative to ICT in that it is evident in a society that generally makes very little but sells it all one should perhaps have some tuition in the mechanics of exploiting the marketplace.

    And there you have it, the modern syllabus.

    Grim indeed but then, the future is shite.

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    Even truck drivers can WFH soon.



    2,500km from T-Pod, I didn't study robotics and computing, does that mean they're controlling it from 2,500Km away? That's some amazing sheeeet. Edit, yes it does. "Remote steering the Einride Pod from Barcelona, over a distance of 2500 km, using 5G-connectivity."

    The future for pretty much the entire world and every industry in it is computer science.


    Welcome KW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I was lucky because my school offered Geology... which I guess ultimately is why I'm lucky enough to be able to live in Korat now.
    Living the dream Mendy

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