Education 20

TOPIC

Should schools encourage individuality in students?

(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 really believe in individuality and I believe schools should encourage individuality in students.
 Firstly, it helps people to respect other people’s point of view. I think individuality relates to an ability to respect other people’s opinions even at times when other people have completely different views from yours because people with a sense of individuality know there is nothing wrong with being different and can respect how other people feel. Therefore they are more open to other people’s opinions and can respect others. To respect other people’s point of view is one of the most important things especially in modern society where one has more opportunities to communicate with people from different cultures.
 Secondly, people with a sense of individuality have interesting and innovative ideas that people without a sense of individuality tend not to think of and are likely to put them into practice. Moreover, characterless people with a sense of sheer conformity tend to think it is wrong to be different and to be reluctant to do things that other people don’t do.
 As I mentioned, for the aforesaid two reasons, I believe schools should encourage individuality in students.

メモ

学校は生徒の個性を伸ばすべきか?です。
特に日本では、個性を伸ばすと言うと、反対される人も多いと思いますが、これからの時代は個性を伸ばすことも大切だと思います。
協調性が失われるのでは?という反対意見が考えられますが、個性=自分勝手ではない。
自分と違う意見を尊重して共存しつつ、自分の意見も主張するのが大事などと答えればいいと思います。