Education

Gabriele's plans for future

WISE IDEAS

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I THINK IT IS RIGHT:

  • „In Lithuania, the pyramid seems to be upside down, as higher education is not only for bright students, but for paying ones as well.“ — just couldn't say any better.


  • „But when liberal forces took education into their hands and started treating it as if it were a business like any other, everything was damaged <....> Studying is not equally accessible to everyone, as some students choose the profession they can afford, not the one they naturally incline towards.“ — in my opinion, it's right to call under/post-graduate studies 'business' here in Lithuania, because exams are not the main thing that the student cares about. It's all about the money.


  • „The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) calls such a situation, where one student pays for studies and another does not, discriminatory. The paying student has to work in order to pay his or her fees, consequently missing some classes and being disadvantaged during examination.“ — I have always been worried about such things as working and studying at the same time. In my opinion, it's not good for a student who must pay all the attention for learning.


I THINK IT IS WRONG:

  • „The quality of education does not only depend on tutors, teaching infrastructure – it also depends on students and their ability to receive education. If bright students find themselves in the same room with the less able ones, the quality goes down.“ in my opinion, the quality of education does depend on tutors and their teaching methods. If a student is motivated, he/she will be able to learn even if while being surrounded by completely unmotivated ones.


  • „According to a Constitutional Court ruling, it is up to schools themselves to set how much the tuition fee is.“ — it must be changed. It is very unfair because, as we all know, there will never enough money.


  • „Many countries use this model to finance higher education. If we roll our sleeves, we can introduce and master this contract system within two years.“ nothing can be changed in Lithuania's educational or governmental system properly in two years.

QUOTES

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

— Nelson Mandela


Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

— Albert Einstein


If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

— Haruki Murakami, 'Norwegian Wood'

EXAMS I AM GOING TO TAKE

  • Maths
  • IT
  • Lithuanian
  • Geography
  • English (?)
  • Arts (?)

UNIVERSITIES I'D LIKE TO STUDY AT

SPECIALITY I'M INTERESTED IN

Multimedia & Web Design

VGTU — Multimedia & Web Design

EXAMS:

  • Maths (0.4)
  • Lithuanian (0.2)
  • IT (0.2)


YEAR GRADES:

  • Foreign language (0.2)

VDU — New Media Art

EXAMS:

  • Entrance exam (0.6)
  • Lithuanian (0.2)
  • IT (0.1)


YEAR GRADES:

  • Foreign language (0.1)

KTU — Multimedia Technology

EXAMS:

  • Maths (0.4)
  • Lithuanian (0.2)
  • IT (0.2)


YEAR GRADES:

  • Foreign language (0.2)

OTHER OPTIONS I MIGHT TRY

VDU — Interactive Network Design

EXAMS:

  • Entrance exam (0.7)
  • Lithuanian (0.2)


YEAR GRADES:

  • Foreign language (0.1)

VDU — IT (Computer Graphics & Multimedia Specialization)

EXAMS:

  • Maths (0.4)
  • Lithuanian (0.2)
  • IT (0.2)


YEAR GRADES:

  • Foreign language (0.2)