NAPLAN, Mental Health and Dopamine
The psychological, sociological and now neurological effects of sytemic naplan abuse can be very serious.
Loss of the natural, basic ‘yen to learn’ has serious consequences.
Much has been made of the abusive nature of NAPLAN testing. News Ltd’s Guru, Joel Klein made the most of what he saw as testing’s most effective modus operandi – fear and threats – [love of subject and pupil care :OUT!] …..as did the Australian, Ms. Gillard, whom he met at a Rockefeller booze-up near Wall st., New York in 2008, where, there and then, she decided that the Australian education system should be based on kleinism. He openly championed FEAR in the Learning process. ….as did Ms. Gillard, her mentor Mr. Rudd, and its later disciples Messrs Pyne and Birmingham….splendid examples of child-caring citizens. May the outcomes of government-sponsored child abuse and the destruction of the ‘yen to learn’ be on their hands.
Fear of failing and losing your job are now seen as motivators of great importance in the hunt for better scores for school children when they contest standardised blanket tests that are part of a scato-meme called GERM [Geopolitical Emetic Retard Meme]. Australia adopted it, without any kind of examination and at enormous cost, and installed one of the most successful child-scare systems the world has ever seen. Called NAPLAN, it has since failed because a neurological catastrophe was inbuilt into its nerve-system, and, for suspicious reasons, it is being maintained. While the financial costs are extremely burdensome, the costs to mental health are much, much larger than any educator or testucator had ever anticipated.
Observers of the tragedy are now concerned about the dopamine effects on growing children. Neurologists, sociologists and serious educators tell us that dopamine, an organic chemical, is a neurotransmitter that sends brain signals from one set of nerve cells to another. This is very serious stuff. These messages can be quite dysfunctional during anxious moments [NAPLAN?] or periods of worry [NAPLAN test-prep?]. Outside the central nervous system, it assists in transporting some bodily operations to another. Vomiting, sleeplessness, crying, anti-social behaviour, anti-subject and anti-school feelings and other degenerative conditions are outcomes of a lack of support and encouragement at crucial times. The supply and maintenance of dopamine is central to positive learning; and fear-based, anxiety-promoted learning cuts off the supply. Encouragement plays an important role in brain and body connectiveness.
Parkinsons Disease is ‘a degenerative condition …caused by a loss of dopamine-secreting neurons in the area of the mid-brain.’ … … ‘Restless legs and ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are associated with decreased dopamine activity.‘ [Google : Dopamine] and there has been a startling increase in diagnosed ADHD in Australia since the introduction of NAPLAN
Suicide in GERM countries, including Australia, as an outcome of the lack of dopamine maintenance in our young learners, is amongst us
While social workers concerned by the present fixation on the use of digitised hand-held devices, have raised serious ‘alert’ signals on the lack of dopamine in the public arena, Australian ‘educators’ have completely ignored discussion on the nasty things that NAPLAN ,the biggest monster of all, does to children…..and we all seem to remain indifferent….cowed by political dictators and their henchmen!
Through their attitude and reactions to the NAPLAN tests, called ‘failure’, school children are pleading with Australian adults to treat them with humanity and help them to learn better and learn more. Why do we treat them as we do?
With the shenanagans of on-line or paper tests and the movement to ‘opt-out’, we can be pretty sure that ‘adjustments’ will be made for the 2017 tests.
WON’T SOMEONE TRY TO GET RID OF IT!!!!???? WHAT MORE EVIDENCE DO YOU WANT, Mr or Ms Politician? WHERE ARE OUR ELITE SCHOOL PRACTITIONERS?
Sadly…..with Australia’s inbuilt casual indifference to child welfare, aided and abetted by the silence of the press and the open support of so-called educators’ organisations, you can still lay ‘London to a brick’, that nothing will be done before May 9 .
Phil Cullen 41 Cominan Avenue Banora Point Australia 2486 07 5524 6443 0407865999 firstname.lastname@example.org