School co-curricular activeties are waste of time and money.Do you agree?

@yohyue (112)
Malaysia
May 29, 2007 7:31am CST
Cor-curicular are activities that planned for students after school through clubs and uniformed socities. student are force to joint it. In my opinion, these activities play an important role in a student's life but is take time and money. Sometimes this even waste time money. Do you agree?
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@lpipe0240 (1161)
• United States
29 May 07
I disagree with you. Some of my best frinds in school, I met through these activities. I always found time outside of the activities to bond further with them as well. Without them all you have is school and your stuck with who ever is in your class. With these activities you find people with similar interests as you.
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@yohyue (112)
• Malaysia
29 May 07
That's good but now a day it was found that's school got too much activities until Student got not enought time to to their school home work.
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@lpipe0240 (1161)
• United States
29 May 07
True, homework does need to come first. Hopefully they are not having to do too much homework that they cannot enjoy some free time.
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
29 May 07
I beg to disagree. There are a lot of important learnings that could not be acquired within the four walls of the classroom. Lessons in honesty, leadership, responsibility, initiative, creativity, problem solving, making decisions...most of these values are learned in co-curricular activities, so they are not actually a waste of time and money. Joining co-curricular activities is voluntary, and most parents in our school support these activities as they understand their contribution to their children's development. " No fun, and all play makes one a dull person" is a byword that stresses the important role of co-curricular activities in the so-called holistic formation of students.
@yohyue (112)
• Malaysia
29 May 07
Your point is great! I think sometimes parent also have to guide their children to plan their time. So that student got enought time to do their scholl home-work.
• Thailand
31 May 07
well... teachers should not force students to join co-curricular activities if they don't want to. Co-curricular activities are good in a way because students can apply what they have learned inside the classroom plus they will have the chance to interact with other students.
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
Co-curricular activities are important in the learning process. But, forcing a student to join a particular activity with threatening remarks is definitely uncalled for. The teacher should instead find a role for those students who can't be part of the major or minor roles. Teamwork should be something the teacher should initiate. Having an insignificant role doesn't render one insignificant.
• Philippines
30 May 07
hmm.. i disagree.. i think extra curricular activities are much better because they have their outlet of talents and interests... leadership is important too and extra-curricular activities are also plus points in employment because companies are looking for experienced graduates rather... :)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
I agree with you Cecillecarmela 100%. Extra-curricular activities are part of the learning process. Not everything can be learned or taught inside the classrooms. What is important is the balance. Putting too much emphasis on extra-curricular activities will only cause an imbalance. In other words the approach should be wholistic.