ENGLISH ORAL ASSESMENT-Pros and Cons of Integrating Co-curriculum Into The Syllabus
A very good morning to the English language teacher, Puan Vijaya and the respected invigilator. Today ,we shall converse on the pros and cons of integrating co-curriculum into the syllabus in schools.
Neo:Good morning Jonathan. How are you today?
John:I am fine thank you.
Neo:I have been thinking about the importance of co-curriculum and I believe it should be integrated into our syllabus in school. John:I doubt that would be necessary,besides what makes you think co-curriculum should be integrated into the syllabus?
Neo:Well it's because most co-curricular activities are physically active, getting the student out from behind their desk and making them try new things. This is healthy and ensures that students are exposed to practical tasks, not just what is taught in class. We would not want students to become couch potatoes. The outcome of giving the co-curriculum the same status as the curriculum will therefore be well balanced individuals. Future politicians, for example, will not only thrive on law or social studies, but will also become fluent in multiple languages,and perform several calculus operations simultaneously, while also experiencing service through community work. Such are the more profound benefits of the co-curriculum being integrated into the syllabus. Do you see my point John?
John:I for one have to disagree with that. There is no obvious logic in having super talented individuals, instead society should lean itself towards making specialised individuals in their selected fields. Most modern careers require expert knowledge and skills in their respective fields, which can take years to acquire. We should not hinder a student from developing skills in whatever selected field he or she has chosen to specialise in. After all, when you see a doctor or employ an engineer, you are not interested in how “well-rounded” they are, just in whether they are...
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