Basic knowledge

No it's not, it's about an adult not understanding what miles per hour is. It's been hijacked by people complaining about kids not knowing how to find an orchard on an OS map.
It's all the same though surely? Knowing what mph is, reading a map, knowing not to shove a screwdriver into a plug socket etc. Its all basic stuff.
 
You only need a little bit of knowledge of each so I believe you should teach kids at least the bare minimum of most things that could have a life changing affect. Cooking, which plants are poisonous etc.

I also don't want my kids to look stupid so my 7 year old has an understanding of the water cycle, how wind is created, how rocks are formed, how worms help create compost etc. I show him where countries are on a globe etc.
I think your last paragraph is more important than teaching kids which plants they should eat if they’re ever marooned. Which is what this thread was originally about. Basic knowledge about basic subjects like maths and geography.

Someone not knowing what 60 miles per hour means is a bit shocking. Not knowing how to rustle up a lasagne isn’t, IMO.

It's all the same though surely? Knowing what mph is, reading a map, knowing not to shove a screwdriver into a plug socket etc. Its all basic stuff.
But technology means they don’t need to know how to read a map now. Like long division. Or mining. Or use a long sword. That was a basic skill at one time in our history.

Stuff changes, man.
 
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duff_man

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Aye mate. I own a business and you probably make minimum wage, but crack on.

Come and see me at the first home game of the season, call me thick to my face and see if you think I’m friendly.
Have you calmed down yet radgy?

I think your last paragraph is more important than teaching kids which plants they should eat if they’re ever marooned. Which is what this thread was originally about. Basic knowledge about basic subjects like maths and geography.

Someone not knowing what 60 miles per hour means is a bit shocking. Not knowing how to rustle up a lasagne isn’t, IMO.


But technology means they don’t need to know how to read a map now. Like long division. Or mining. Or use a long sword. That was a basic skill at one time in our history.

Stuff changes, man.
Then you get what has become a major issue for mountain rescue teams now of people who haven’t got basic map reading skills going mountain climbing using an app on their phone, which the battery inevitably dies on.
 
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I think your last paragraph is more important than teaching kids which plants they should eat if they’re ever marooned. Which is what this thread was originally about. Basic knowledge about basic subjects like maths and geography.

Someone not knowing what 60 miles per hour means is a bit shocking. Not knowing how to rustle up a lasagne isn’t, IMO.


But technology means they don’t need to know how to read a map now. Like long division. Or mining. Or use a long sword. That was a basic skill at one time in our history.

Stuff changes, man.
So if you're in your car using Google maps as a sat nav and the battery runs out what do you do, sit in the car crying, or end up in Loch Lomond? :lol:

I think your last paragraph is more important than teaching kids which plants they should eat if they’re ever marooned. Which is what this thread was originally about. Basic knowledge about basic subjects like maths and geography.

Someone not knowing what 60 miles per hour means is a bit shocking. Not knowing how to rustle up a lasagne isn’t, IMO.


But technology means they don’t need to know how to read a map now. Like long division. Or mining. Or use a long sword. That was a basic skill at one time in our history.

Stuff changes, man.
Technology doesn't always work and then you're knackered
 
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deep south

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So if you're in your car using Google maps as a sat nav and the battery runs out what do you do, sit in the car crying, or end up in Loch Lomond? :lol:


Technology doesn't always work and then you're knackered
Or, you could plug the phone into the USB or lighter socket, and charge it up? I make sure I have a spare phone cable in the car for such an eventuality.
 
Or, you could plug the phone into the USB or lighter socket, and charge it up? I make sure I have a spare phone cable in the car for such an eventuality.
There will always come a time when technology fails and you need a backup. Like having a box of candles for 10 years then eventually having a power cut. It happens doesn't it?

It stops your dog catching it with its claws.
Do you not put gloves on your dog :eek:
 
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I’ve got one of these incase the washing machine fucks up

The difference is it is easy to leave a road atlas under the seat as an emergency. It's not expensive or bulky, or difficult to use. Chances are it will come in handy. It might fetch a bit at the antiques roadshow :lol:

Aye but what if the sink is knackered and you don’t have a bucket or owt

Always be one step ahead my friend
Turn your undies inside out then ;). There are somethings that people do as a 'just in case' that cost a fortune, are difficult and impractical. What I'm suggesting is non of the above. Fair enough have a laugh and take the piss, but I'm right ;)
 
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tunstallhill

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No it's not, it's about an adult not understanding what miles per hour is. It's been hijacked by people complaining about kids not knowing how to find an orchard on an OS map.
no its not, its about 'basic knowledge' . depends what you class as basic knowledge. i don't think computer coding can be classed as 'basic knowledge' as its completely limited to one area, and a massive proportion of people will never need to use it.

fixing something round the house, like a hoover belt replacement, or fixing a leaky tap, changing a fuse in a plug - that type of stuff, to me, is basic knowledge that teenagers should just either know, or be able to easily work out.
 
So if you're in your car using Google maps as a sat nav and the battery runs out what do you do, sit in the car crying, or end up in Loch Lomond? :lol:


Technology doesn't always work and then you're knackered
If BOTH phone batteries die, AND my car sat nav, then I’ll ask someone for directions. The likelihood is small.

(Btw, I can read a map, like)

I’ve got one of these incase the washing machine fucks up

:D
 
no its not, its about 'basic knowledge' . depends what you class as basic knowledge. i don't think computer coding can be classed as 'basic knowledge' as its completely limited to one area, and a massive proportion of people will never need to use it.

fixing something round the house, like a hoover belt replacement, or fixing a leaky tap, changing a fuse in a plug - that type of stuff, to me, is basic knowledge that teenagers should just either know, or be able to easily work out.
I don’t think coding is “basic” knowledge right now, but I think it will be eventually.

And changing a fuse in a plug has only been “basic” knowledge for as long as we’ve had plugs. Relatively short space of time. Technology changed and changed what our basic knowledge was. 100 years ago it wasn’t. That’s my point.

I'm not sure you understand quite how a mangle works or what replaced it, tbh.
The spin cycle?
 
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I don’t think coding is “basic” knowledge right now, but I think it will be eventually.
Agree. I don't think being able to build say a go-kart (or any other simple woodworking project) was ever basic knowledge though. Its an occasionally useful skill and knowing how to do it isn't going to do you any harm.

Being able to use the Internet, just to look up information or buy something, would definately be a basic skill everyone today should have.

I would argue being able to post a link or picture to this forum would be basic knowledge but there are plenty on here that can't do it. ;)
 

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