Education is the process of easing learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods consist of teaching, training, storytelling, discussion, and directed research. Education regularly happens under the guidance of educators, however, learners can also educate themselves. Education can occur in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.
Education in real sense
What are the 3 types of education?
The existing formal structure of education across many countries in the world is ever-present and necessary as it stands and has provided a firm foundation for innumerable students in the past and continues to give consistent and structured know-how to children and young adults, almost everywhere. Formal education provided by some reputed schools and universities in the world has contributed to particular successes across the world.
However, this kind of formalized education has a snag, too, because of restrictive parameters set within educational frameworks. This withdraws from a student’s independent development and could create hindrances. because times are changing, the challenges are varied, unpredictable enmity conditions are taking shape, adversities can happen, imbalances do take place, and hostile conditions could develop. Opportunities are also transforming form as professions are diversifying as the world evolves.
Despite structured teaching and conformance to a formal syllabus, along with an emphasis on sports, or other co-curricular activities, it is apparent that a lot of successes in the world are also coming from creative thinkers, strong individuals, those who do not follow norms, are unconventional, those who have adapted to the changes that are continuously arriving in the world, and who in spite of the hurdles, have carved a niche of their own. They are those who have extra framed educational skill-set in their armor.
Formal program structures do give students a stable foundation from which to work, but they may not prepare them for out of the blue uncongenial, and demanding situations, which may arise in life. If we become aware of ‘everything’ in professional setups and at home, why are there so many self-help books in the world, so many new-age gurus, why do people learn meditation and other eastern philosophies, why do people take up specialized courses and acquire separate social skills, why are people opting for off-curriculum creative fields, why are there so many talented, business-oriented and creative personalities emerging in the world, who have pursued dreams and enhanced varied talents, which were probably not even taught in class?
What is the true purpose of education?
To What Extent Do Our Schools Provide A True Education?
The modern world is very different now then it was ten years ago. Work environments now are much more collaborative, flexible, and moving in a technological direction. School is an extremely rigid, close-minded establishment. Students are told exactly what to do when to do it, and how to do it. Most teachers try to ignore the existence of the internet instead of utilizing it. Students these days need to learn how to effectively navigate the web and use it to their advantage. The world is not based on memorization, and it’s important that students not get too used to it. The world is more progressive, and people have freedom within their work, so students need to be able to call the shots on theirs.
Don’t get me wrong, I love learning. However, the school has such a negative atmosphere. Students are forced to take classes that they have zero interest in, and they’re graded based on how similar their thinking process is to the teacher. I don’t think that it’s fair to make students who know their interests or career choice take classes they dislike. I’ve hated math since the dawn of time, but here I am, 11 years into math, struggling more than ever. I have no intention of going into a career in math, so why am I spending so much time learning it? Teachers have always taught us that good grades= success in life. Still, that is so far from the truth. There are trillions of successful people who have gotten terrible grades throughout school, so this logic is clearly flawed. Teachers should be talking to us about how skills like perseverance, integrity, and determination will take us farther than any 100 on a math test. School should be a positive place, but instead, it’s a high-stress environment that teaches us that our intelligence is defined by a number. Overall, schools these days don’t serve the goals of true education. They don’t prepare students for the adult world, cause stress, and depend on memorization rather than true learning, and keep us in an environment that does not mimic our future. True education consists of life skills, character building, and problem-solving. The best way to ensure student success is to prepare us for the adult world and put us in an environment that mimics it.
True beauty lies in education
Education empowers a person by allowing a person to think. The qualifications someone gets can signal the thinking ability of a person, because, to obtain a qualification, one has to read, understand, analyze, and clarify information. Through this effort that someone has put to getting the qualification, we expect that they would have sharpened their thinking skills. In this way, learning and teaching have to go hand in hand with education because it is through learning and teaching that someone performs the criteria to be granted a certain qualification. This has got me thinking again…I have met many people who have loads of qualifications but very little ability to apply that knowledge. They can reproduce learned information but they struggle when they have to think through a situation where it’s different from exactly what has been learned.
Viewpoints and Suggestions
, has some personal experiences to share and excellent advice to give regarding true education. She says, “Most of what I learned in school, in order to pass exams, I can no longer recall. My “true” education came from the books I took from the library – from stories that fed my imagination, and my soul, and taught me memorabletruths about the business of being alive. I believe now, more than ever, that the most important room in any school, in any part of the world, is still a library and that fiction – especially contemporary fiction written about, and for, children – plays a vital role in equipping young people with some of the psychosocial and interpersonal skills that can make the journey through lifeless bumpy.
The route to improve the current education system to produce true citizens of India?
Structure, organization, knowledge can be gained from formal education, but creativity, endeavor and enterprise come from an inner motivation and force within an individual. An education style, which will oppress a student will not help, but a system, where students are also accorded space to flow freely, to be more independent, should be allowed to exist. Therefore, those who allow self-education, flexible learning to co-mingle with formal education they have received, and are receiving have a lot to gain. And those who are totally reliant on self-education along with attributes like perseverance and will power and some other qualities are also going to derive much.
To have the ability to maneuver life in the best possible manner, it is vitally necessary to not depend only on structured education, but to bring more flexibility to it through a consensus between responsible authorities, successful individuals from around the world, who wish to contribute, representation from parents and families, as well, and most importantly, keeping the interests of children in mind. Other forms of education like open education, E-learning and alternative education have also emerged, and positives from these should also be used to benefit children everywhere. A gradual change should be allowed to take place, where the best education possible is provided to children.
Students all over the world need more support than ever before to grow into complete personalities and true education could be the answer to this.. There are individuals who can’t afford any kind of formal education at all, for them true education comes from experiences and skills they gain from life, and in several cases, they find immense success. In terms of selections and prerogatives, following the philosophy of To Each His Own, some decisions and choices on education methods to be pursued are made by parents or children themselves, some early, some later, given circumstances and the will to follow through. Whatever track is chosen, it should be done keeping true education in mind, a concept, through which a child could achieve the best possible from life, and give back to the community, as well.