Education 14

TOPIC

Should colleges grant credits for volunteer activities?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I think colleges should grant credits for volunteer activities for three reasons.
 The first reason is that it will encourage more students to participate in much-needed volunteer activities. I don’t mean to say volunteer activities should be mandatory because it goes against the spirit of volunteerism but it could be a great chance to give students more opportunities to try to participate in volunteer activities of their own will.
 The second reason is that it can facilitate volunteer activities that the students are already engaged in. Much-needed volunteer activities by college students are often interrupted by their school work but if colleges grant credits for volunteer activities students can spend more time on volunteer work.
 The final reason is that the prevailing subject-oriented system of university is not useful for real life. Ordinary people do not need to study overly-advanced subjects unless they want to be a specialist in that area. Therefore instead of teaching overly-advanced subjects colleges should give students more opportunities to do volunteer work.
 As I mentioned, for the aforesaid three reasons I think colleges should grant credits for volunteer activities.

メモ

大学はボランティア活動に単位を与えるべきか?です。
とくに、今は、世界的な看護師不足なので、そのことも、理由に使えますね。