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    I'm in QLD so we're an hour (and several decades) behind when it comes to viewing Q and A tonight. Can't wait to see Christine Pine whip out the handbags, and Akerman being a total **** is old news. If he's not involved in some sort of reach around buggery with John Howard then I'm not here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    So why dont you enlighten us as to why the RBA lowered rates?

    Simple ****ing question
    "Who do you trust to keep interest rates low".

    "Rates will always be lower under the Liberal Party"

    http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/...w-can-they-go/

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    ****ING SOPHIE MIRABELLA IS ON NEXT WEEK.

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    Please, please no. ****, just no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    ****ING SOPHIE MIRABELLA IS ON NEXT WEEK.



    Please, please no. ****, just no.

    *Whimpers in a corner*
    Haha, what a bumper two weeks! Chrissy Pine and Piers Akerman double act this week and then Sophie.

    Who was the 14 year old Liberal plant in the audience tonight that professed his vast knowledge of what it was to be a feminist by the way?

    Good to hear a question about the education system too...if I hear anyone else mention the Asian system and how good it is I'll ****ing explode. Rote-learning my friends - fosters a lack of common sense and creativity, and 14 hours of study a day sees social skills and abilities go out the window. Brilliant!

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    Our system at the moment is purely based on rote learning. Doing the HSC right now, it's all about learning syllabus dot points and spouting textbook definitions. Even English, which they claim is supposed to boost critical thinking skills, has deteriorated into 'memorise an essay with a trillion techniques and hope it matches the question'.

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    Been that way for a while, tbh. Was exactly my impression when I went through high school and I graduated in '96.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Our system at the moment is purely based on rote learning. Doing the HSC right now, it's all about learning syllabus dot points and spouting textbook definitions. Even English, which they claim is supposed to boost critical thinking skills, has deteriorated into 'memorise an essay with a trillion techniques and hope it matches the question'.
    You're right, especially for assessment. But there is still far more critical thinking and encouragement of free thought in general class time than in most Asian education systems. Definitely more leniency to actually challenge or question what you are being fed at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    You're right, especially for assessment. But there is still far more critical thinking and encouragement of free thought in general class time than in most Asian education systems. Definitely more leniency to actually challenge or question what you are being fed at least.

    Completely agree with you, there is more critical thinking than in some other systems, but there still isn't a whole lot.

    On the last part, it depends on the teachers you get. The amount of times English teachers have gotten pissed off at me for disagreeing with questions/arguing the opposite side of a debate just got annoying. So now I do it to spite them.

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    Haha, still remember my first English text essay; "Brother Knight teaches us something about life."

    I got a D+. I learnt a valuable lesson, when you get a loaded question, just go the way the teacher wants.

    Was appallingly written as well, to be fair.

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    Yeah, indeed. When doing lit-rich courses you have to sorta go with the way the teacher/lecturer wants you to if you have any hopes of doing well in the class or even passing for some humanities ****s.

    It's why I did science instead.
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    Haha yeah agree with both of you. I would not have the balls to oppose the general thoughts in my final year 12 essays, as you are taking a risk that you will get a marker who actually likes free thought and writing that is of the square. I went completely formulaic during all my assessment. It was just not worth the risk.

    But unless you're being a smart arse, I generally found my teachers were happy for me to question or disagree with certain themes in English. They were generally good like that. Other subjects less so, but fair enough. I'm sure if I was a teacher I'd crack it if a 17 year old punk tried to tell me that the concept of inflation is wrong in Economics class.



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