Есеј Луке Милошевића, ученика првог разреда Четврте гимназије у Београду, награђен на Светосавском конкурсу Издавачке куће Pearson Akronolo, на тему: Pros & Cons: „How I feel about remote learning”
Лука је освојио једну од седам специјалних награда за "Powerful insight".
Pros & Cons: How I feel about remote learning
Remote learning is, indeed, an interesting phenomenon that never would’ve been accepted had the pandemic not completely changed the entirety of our perception of interpersonal interaction. Most of the people, after being constantly bombarded with gritty news about the new number of infected and the brand new number of those who’ve succumbed to the horrible disease have had no choice but to become pathologically afraid of diseases and human contact. Remote learning would’ve never been accepted if it wasn’t for this prevailing fear among the population; it would’ve been shunned by society, proclaimed to be impractical, inferior to traditional schooling and making students dumber. In this period, however, such methods were enforced on us. I’d say that it’s not really the best reform that could’ve come to schooling. It forces students to spend more time looking at a screen, which they already do! It makes studying harder to organize, because it gives people too much freedom. I may be a grungy conservative high-schooler that constantly looks down on his fellow men, but I think we’ll all agree that, if given the choice, we’d spend all our time doing absolutely nothing. It hasn’t merely ruined the way that the kids study, but it has definitely annihilated the way that children make friends. I’ve always seen people go out after school in my previous school years, which is an occurence that I see rarely in these years.
No, I do indeed not believe that remote learning should become the norm. It has its own primal sin which influences society and youth in a pretty despicable way. It separates people, it distances them, it makes them unable to communicate seriously. People barely ever ask their teacher any questions anymore, and I’d reckon it’s in part due to remote learning. It is, indeed, in a way, a testiment to the glory of mankind and a monument to the future that will be led by the technological oligarchs. It’s a future where men won’t interact with eachother anymore, where man will be able to spend his entire lifetime alone. Such a life will only be possible, thankfully, after most of the primal needs of man are either taken care of or eradicated. Until drones are completely capable of delivering goods directly, until babies can be created in a machine, thus eliminating the need for sex, that future will not even touch mankind. But I do believe that the concept of remote learning and the shenanigans regarding the invention of the „Metaverse“ are nothing but a preparation for this word, an assembly of the parts before the machine is constructed. If I have to say anything positive about remote learning, it’s the fact that it’s made homework a lot easier. People no longer have to stress each other if they’ve written it in the right notebook nor when they shall have to present their work. Everything is laid bare in front of the students’ eyes; the demand, the date, and the „browse“ function to submit the homework. That, I’d say, is the only improvement that remote learning has brought upon schools, albeit perhaps with a snippet of dubious means. Those are my opinions on remote learning, and I’d love to see us avoiding the future where we’re all distant and reliant on a benefactor. However, with the techno-oligarchs already making moves towards that future, the truth is that the game was rigged from the start.
By Luka Milošević I6
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