Finnish Professor: modern child does not tolerate boredom, as his parents (Yle)
Modern man does not stand boredom, but we need it. For boredom should be understanding, without it we would not be facing a lot of ideas. On the other hand, excessive stimuli stop us from concentrating, and current lessons in school is the only prove. It is the opinion of the Finnish expert on education and philosopher Juha Hakala whom spoke Finnish, “Julia”.
Are you looking for a phone in your pocket when waiting for the Elevator? Most likely, the answer is Yes. After all, modern man does not stand boredom, said the Finnish Professor.
But boredom is essential for us. Without it we would not be facing a lot of ideas.
On the other hand, excessive stimuli stop us from concentrating, and current lessons in school is the only prove.
It is the opinion of a specialist in education and philosopher of Hakala Juha (Juha T. Hakala), Professor at the University of jyväskylä and associate Professor at the University of Oulu. His latest book “in Praise of boredom” — the continuation of works of “Creative laziness” and “Book reserve”.
To learn boredom from childhood: the child sometimes you need to give a miss.
If the child says he’s bored, should answer: good. So, too, sometimes. Life is not solid top, but rather a smooth series of events.Juha helpregister the University of jyväskylä and associate Professor at the University of Oulu
According to him, now we’re raising a generation — if not a whole society — which refers to the boredom quite painful. Children cannot concentrate on their studies, in which there are strong irritants. Paradoxically, these same children often do in adulthood, boring work — for example, working officials or monitor, says Hakala.
He also criticizes last year’s changes in the primary school system of Finland, which rely on the digitalization of the educational process. Hakala believes that school reform did not take full account of the fact that digitalisation can not only influence the development of the school, but also on the lifestyle of the young generation.
Young people also spend their free time the same gadgets. Base on their study — it is not the key to happiness.Juha helpregister the University of jyväskylä and associate Professor at the University of Oulu
Hakala, of course, understands that the schools should appear modern technology, but they must be used wisely and with consideration of all factors.
For boredom should be understanding
The boredom is not necessary to strive only for the sake of boredom, reminds Juha Hakala.
“It’s an unpleasant feeling. In this state there is nothing that they enjoy.”