Thayer System vs. "Prussian" System

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  1. Andromeda

    Andromeda Banned

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    I was doing a bit of research and found that Mann had based his educational system on the Prussian model. How is the Thayer System different than the Prussian System (or that found in American public schools)?
     
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    Hummmm, how do I explain this. The Thayer system as you have already researched you study the subject before your class, and at class you discuss and ask questions. The work is done before hand. However, what is more complicated is when you have a Thayer week which is much more applicable to WP. Thayer is week is more like a Hat Trick when you have essays, academics and a few test thrown into the mix. So must study well before the class. You have no personal time that week

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    Think of the flipped classroom that schools are starting to try out. Teach yourself at home and go into class and have the teacher clear up questions. The teacher signs the light on the subject but it's up to you to pursue the material and information.
     
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    How often are classes conducted like this? Is it most of the time? Do they do that with more conceptual classes like Calculus, physics, chemistry etc.? I have currently have classes like that in high school and I can't stand them. I don't think I could succeed in an environment where I would consistently have to teach myself courses that I struggle with. I know that, in the end, I am responsible for learning the material; however, I have found that it is best for me when we go over it in class and I study and do extra work outside the classroom. More info on this subject would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Thayer system: good for English and History, awful for math and science.
     

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