Theory vs Skill - Theoretical vs Practical

Theory vs Skill - Theoretical vs Practical

Theory vs Skill - Theoretical vs Practical moladi
Theory vs Skill - Theoretical vs Practical
Prince Mashele, executive director of the Centre for Politics and Research, does not pull any punches about the state of unemployment in the country and who is responsible. He asks three questions:
  • Who are these people who are unemployed?
  • Why are they are unemployed?
  • What must be done to employ them.
“Less than 5% of the people who are unemployed are white. Why? Because they have the skills. We have an education crisis which keeps poor black people from getting the skills they need. We need to set up factories and produce things,” he said. 

Perhaps people think that having a degree guarantees success. Could this be the reason for #FeesmustFall?

Free EDUCATION - #feesmustfall
Very true... "skills" broaden your chances of being successful. It allows one to design, manufacture and produce ... not because of a degree - Knowing Does Not Make You Skilled. Skills are the proficiencies developed through training or experience. "Skills are key to creation.

This prompts the questions: -
  • Does our higher education system produce unemployable graduates?
  • Does our schooling system create unemployed youth after grade 12?
  • Should we re-look at the antiquated 1900 English curriculum applied in schools today?
  • Are what is taught relevant to what is needed?
  • Should we not cater for children who are not mathematical or scientifically inclined?
  • Should we not teach basic entrepreneurial skills?
  • Are we teaching learners how to shoe horses when we are driving cars?

Skills in South Africa:

Self employed South Africans - Global comparison (World Bank)
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin
"Done" is Skills - "Said" is Knowledge
Skill vs Theory - Done vs Said moladi
Skill vs Theory - Done vs Said

Skills are the practical application of theoretical knowledge

"Knowledge refers to learning concepts, principles and information regarding a particular subject(s) by a person through books, media, encyclopedias, academic institutions and other sources. Skill refers to the ability of using that information and applying it in a context."
'Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.' - Rumi

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