Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic. Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. A right to education has been recognized by some governments. At the global level, Article 13 of the United Nations' 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Etymology
Etymologically, the word "education" is derived from the Latin ēducātiō from ēdūcō which is related to the homonym ēdūcō from ē- and ''dūcō . Type of education
Education can take place in formal or informal educational settings. Formal education
Systems of schooling involve institutionalized teaching and learning in relation to a curriculum, which itself is established according to a predetermined purpose of the schools in the system. Schools systems are sometimes also based on religions, giving them different curricula. Curriculum
In formal education, a curriculum is the set of courses and their content offered at a school or university. As an idea, curriculum stems from the Latin word for race course, referring to the course of deeds and experiences through which children grow to become mature adults. A curriculum is prescriptive, and is based on a more general syllabus which merely specifies what topics must be understood and to what level to achieve a particular grade or standard. An academic discipline is a branch of knowledge which is formally taught, either at the university–or via some other such method. Each discipline usually has several sub-disciplines or branches, and distinguishing lines are often both arbitrary and ambiguous. Examples of broad areas of academic disciplines include the natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, social sciences, humanities and applied sciences. Educational institutions may incorporate fine arts as part of K-12 grade curricula or within majors at colleges and universities as electives. The various types of fine arts are music, dance, and theater. Preschools
The term preschool refers to a school for children who are not old enough to attend kindergarten. It is a nursery school. Preschool education is important because it can give a child the edge in a competitive world and education climate. While children who do not receive the fundamentals during their preschool years will be taught the alphabet, counting, shapes and colors and designs when they begin their formal education they will be behind the children who already possess that knowledge. The true purpose behind kindergarten is "to provide a child-centered, preschool curriculum for three to seven year old children that aimed at unfolding the child's physical, intellectual, and moral nature with balanced emphasis on each of them." This period of education is very important in the formative years of the child. Teachers with special skills and training are needed at this time to nurture the children to develop their potentials. Primary schools
Primary education consists of the first 5–7 years of formal, structured education. In general, primary education consists of six or eight years of schooling starting at the age of five or six, although this varies between, and sometimes within, countries. Globally, around 89% of primary-age children are enrolled in primary education, and this proportion is rising. Under the Education For All programs driven by UNESCO, most countries have committed to achieving universal enrollment in primary education by 2015, and in many countries, it is compulsory for children to receive primary education. The division between primary and secondary education is somewhat arbitrary, but it generally occurs at about eleven or twelve years of age. Some education systems have...
...the students are motivated to learn, develop better, think creatively and have originality in thought.
Foundation areas are core areas in the growth and development of a school librarian, which allows the new role of the teacher librarian to develop a learning community to motivate students to learn. The main goal of the foundation areas are to develop creative, critical and original thinkers who will be able to better understand the school curriculum thereby achieving academic excellence which is the main philosophy of the education system. The library is often seen as the storehouse of knowledge in the school. Foundations in Education touch on four key areas each of which provides insightful information into the society, the individuals and their interactions with each other. The four main areas in Foundations in Education are psychology, sociology, philosophy and language. We will look at each in turn to see the benefits of Foundations in Education to create a learning community. The librarian has a difficult role in the school community as they are the ones to ensure that the current, relevant and insightful information is available on a wide range of topics that will assist students in the completion of the school curriculum ensuring that they acquire information to develop each individual full potential. In addition they are geared towards achieving the school’s motto for students to pursue excellence....
...Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, research, or simply through autodidacticism. Generally, it occurs through any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts.
Systems of schooling involve institutionalized teaching and learning in relation to a curriculum, which itself is established according to a predetermined purpose of the schools in the system. Schools systems were also based on people's religion giving them different curricula.
Main articles: Curriculum, Curriculum theory, and List of academic disciplines
School children in Durban, South Africa.
In formal education, a curriculum is the set of courses and their content offered at a school or university. As an idea, curriculum stems from the Latin word for race course, referring to the course of deeds and experiences through which children grow to become mature adults. A curriculum is prescriptive, and is based on a more general syllabus which merely specifies what topics must be understood and to what level to achieve a particular grade or standard.
An academic discipline is a branch of knowledge which is formally taught, either at the university–or via some other such method. Each discipline usually has several sub-disciplines or branches, and distinguishing...
...design. View the following videos.
1. Select the title or topic of the video to be viewed from the list of web links provided at the bottom of this task.
2. Scroll down the left side bar to find the Topic of the video specified below. Click to open the folders and locate the tab labeled video. You may need to open various folders to identify the correct video folder located on the left side bar.
3. Click the triangle to begin the video.Note: Do not respond to any prompts or questions included in the video clips.
Elementary and secondary program students should access the following video clips:
Topic: Pre-Algebra: Pan Balance Equations
Heading: Teaching Examples (video)
Early childhood education students should access the following video clips:
Topic: Word Patterns
Heading: Teaching Examples
Videos: Introduction, Clips 1-4, and conclusion
A. Write an essay in which you evaluate the lesson in terms of the following attributes of curricular design (1–2 paragraphs per attribute):
1. The lesson has a clear purpose that is transmitted during the lesson presentation.
2. The lesson refers to background knowledge and information from previous lessons.
3. The lesson has a clear delivery method(s) (e.g., direct instruction, indirect instruction, cooperative learning, inquiry, self-directed learning).
4. The lesson addresses a variety of learning styles and intelligences.
...A Philosophy of Education:
In Experience there is Direction
I believe that greatness is within all of us; we just need a little help finding it sometimes. I have come to understand that one caring person can make all the difference in someone else’s life. As I venture further into my teaching career, I hope to help my students to Education is a journey of seeking answers and experiencing. Every human being has the ability to learn and apply meaning to education. Learners should not be encouraged to surrender to the ideals and beliefs of a set curriculum. Rather than settling for the minimum learning requirements written out based on the expectations of the state, students should encounter knowledge, build a solid structured foundation, and then branch out to master the skills and ideas that they wish to develop and pursue. Learning then becomes a map of the sea. Students may be influenced by the way the wind blows and the tossing of the waves, but they have the knowledge and ability to adjust their sails to follow the path of the desired horizon. As educators we should not be neutral in our teaching, but radical and dynamic so that our students can learn beyond what is normal, static, and unchanging. I believe that the historical foundations of knowledge and the truths revealed by the past are vital to the knowledge of the future, but I also believe that we are agents of change and that we should teach our...
...THE ARTS IN EDUCATION Lehonti Ramos
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Directions Essay Where the information for the essay came from
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Directions: Write a persuasive essay about the relative importance of the arts in education. (First read at least two of the following). ■ The Arts are Nice, But... http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/strategies/topics/Arts%20in%20Education/The%20Center%20for%20A rts%20in%20the%20Basic%20Curriculum/perrin1.htm Music and the Mind http://menc.org/resources/view/music-and-the-mind Learning and the Arts http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/strategies/topics/Arts%20in%20Education/dickinson_why_arts.htm Education Through the Arts in Secondary Schools http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/strategies/topics/Arts%20in%20Education/The%20Center%20for%20A rts%20in%20the%20Basic%20Curriculum/perrin2.htm Multiple Intelligences http://pedsforparents.com/articles/2756.shtml High School Seniors Lag in Math, Reading (log into Pioneer Library first, and go to SIRS) http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-article-display?id=SUT0568-0-5855&artno=0000257740&type=ART&shfilter=U &key=&res=Y&ren=Y&gov=Y&lnk=N&ic=N Benefits of learning to play an instrument http://musiced.about.com/od/beginnersguide/a/pinst.htm
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Take a position on the issue, either: The arts are just as important as the "solid subjects" (math, English, science, history), and schools should require students to take classes in art, music,...
...Arts in Education
Topic: Education System of Thailand
Discussant: Oliver A. Lahorra
Professor: Dr. Philip Baldera
Subject: Comparative Models of Education
Education System of Thailand
The Kingdom of Thailand
Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country located at the center of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia.
Capital: Bangkok Currency: Thai baht
King: Bhumibol Adulyadej Population: 66.79 million (2012) Government: Unitary state, Constitutional monarchy, Parliamentary system
Thai Education System
The education system of Thailand is composed of three (3) types:
1] Formal Education
2] Non-Formal Education
3] Informal Education
Thai Education Ladder
Formal education services are divided into [a] Early Year Education, [b] Basic Education, Vocational and [c] Technical Education and Higher Education.
1] Early Year Education
Aged 3 to 5 receive early year education.
2] Basic Education
Basic education in Thailand is divided into 6 years of primary schooling, (Prathom 1 to 6) followed by 3 years of lower...
Expository Essay Final Project
Education: Multiple Intelligences in the Elementary Classroom
Some of us are born with an inherited intelligence and others will find their level of learning as they grow from an early age in life through training from educators and parents. There seems to be evidence that shows signs of different levels of learning and multiple intelligences within each of us, especially in early childhood, that need to be recognized. It is important that schools, administrators, special educators, elementary teachers and all others who believe that an education is not only responsible for improving academic excellence, but for also developing the many different potentials within each of us according to our intelligence learning level.
Elementary school is where most of our deep conditioning learning starts. From the very early stages in life we become students of learning. Each of us is expected to obtain an education starting from Preschool and continuing through High School. As we enter the workforce later in life, if you want to have any kind of successful career, then you will need to further your education with additional learning in college or University. Most employers nowadays are requiring a higher education, or at least a two to four year degree to be considered for job openings. Your earliest learning years and the most important of all education...
...Public Environmental Awareness and Education
Action can be taken in a variety of areas to increase environmental awareness and education. Some of these categories are: environmental legal rights and responsibilities and associated consequences, use of the media, awareness raising campaigns, incorporation of environmental issues in mainstream education, increasing awareness and education in target groups and encouragement of public participation in environmental matters. As the following case studies illustrate, many sectors of society are involved in developing and delivering educational courses and public awareness campaigns. These include Governmental institutions at the national, regional, and local levels; domestic and international NGOs; primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools; journalists and the media; celebrities; and other individuals and institutions. Moreover, educational and awareness efforts can target practically any sector of society. They can seek to raise public awareness broadly on environmental issues (e.g., through the media) or they may be a targeted campaign or educational effort focused on a specific sector (or target audience) on a specific issue. Funding for awareness and education initiatives may come from a variety of sources. Often, it comes from the budgets of specific agencies or Ministries; it is uncommon for such initiatives to receive funding directly from the...