Today we discussed whether the banking system of education or the problem-posing method of education is more effective for educating humans. We all seemed to agree at the end that the problem-posing method is a much more effective way to educate. We talked about how high school methods of education are just like the general education requirements for college. We talked about how this posed a problem for most of us. We sat through high school being filled with information to memorize. We memorized this information so that we could pass tests. Then we forgot the information as soon the tests were done. What is the purpose of memorizing information we are soon to forget? Seeing how we can apply what we are being taught to our lives or see its importance would help us take an interest in the content- thus helping us to retain that information. General education classes we are required to take in college can feel the same way. If feels like a waste of money when there is a disconnect as to why we are learning what we are learning, especially if it has nothing to do with our field of study. Making those personal real-world connections can really help us learn. We are not robots, created to learn information so that we can just work a job, as one of the students eloquently said today. Quality of living life after all our learning plummets, if that is the end goal.