Education is very important in life today to become successful. There are many necessary basic principles and things that a person will learn in school. One of these basic and most fundamental things is to read and write. Reading and writing is so important in life because it is hard to communicate and follow the rules of society without being able to or knowing how to do it. Many signs and rules are written out and if you can’t read you will be lost and unable to follow the rules. There is definitely more than one purpose of education. The purposes of education are to make an individual aware, to earn money, and to develop social skills.
An individual learns many of the basic things about life in school. “The fundamentals of science and math, which one acquires during school, are pillars on which his understanding of life is based” (Oak). Basic addition and learning about the world in which we live is done in school. We become aware of the world and learn why certain things are the way they are. “It's through education that you learned about yourself and the world around you. That's the basic purpose of education - to make an individual aware.” (Oak). You learn about your body parts, why they are there, and what they do, in school. Even though these things might be simple, they are mostly learned in school.
School is where people interact constantly and develop strong relationships. “Education helps an individual acquire social skills, which enable him to interact with people around, maintain social relations and blend well with others in society” (Oak). These social skills are used throughout a person’s entire life. No matter what everyone communicates with other people. Every job requires some type of communication, so these skills are very important to develop, which happens in school. Education also “exposes him to competition” (Oak). Today there is a lot of competition for jobs and to get into colleges. A person needs to learn to...
PURPOSE OF EDUCATION
It is very easy to take education for granted and overlook how significant it is in life and the impact it has on people the world and the future. Children go to school everyday not realizing that this place really serves a purpose in their life and future. In order for education to really matter and make a difference, it must provide a nurturing supportive environment that gives cultivates ideas, build on passions and develop individual skills. For this to happen, schools must challenge for students to grow intellectually and socially to prosper in the future, teach common morals and human values.
The first and foremost purpose of education is to give everyone an opportunity as a means to succeed in life by providing the perfect place for critical thinking and for personal opinions to develop. As Emerson puts it “every young man is born with some determination in his nature and is a potential genius” (a). Education is a way of enlightening the thought of an individual a way of fostering that inner genius in everybody. It is to create a spark and create the sense of realization about the purpose of life, world and the universe. By having the skill of critical thinking, people will be able to do things with logic and reason why the other things are illogical. It should help learners to discriminate the...
...The purpose of education is to open the minds of students to diversity, cultures, and views from all over the world. In order to create such an environment for students, they must be taught from different aspects of different people, should function in an uncorrupt society, and should have an unlimited amount of information that they can access so that the learning process can be achieved easily. Drawing on the articles “I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read”, “A talk to Teachers”, and “Studying Islam, Strengthening the Nation”, a real education depends on a society and allows a student to be active in his or her society and shows how the different types of education affect different types of societies.
In “I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read”, the author, Francine Prose, explains how the lists of books given by schools to students are loathed, “numbing sameness, unaffected by geography, region, or community size” (Prose, p. 91) and don’t teach the students anything. Books and literature read in school should be something that student’s enjoy enough to elaborate on them by themselves and at the same time educate them about how different people of different views write differently and function differently in a society. Literature in education should be understanding problems relating to discrimination and prejudice that exist in our present-day society, and to understand and apply these things to our...
28 February 2013
The Right Path
When I first started school I did not understand the purpose of my education. I saw it as another thing I was forced to do. All children are forced to go to school and I think that because we have no choice our childhood image of education ends up blurry. Generally when people are forced to do something against their will they develop a lack of motivation for the activity. I think this explains why many kids in elementary schools have decided that school is a waste of time and that they don’t enjoy it. Since children are required to attend school up until age 16 in the U.S. many kids don’t realize how lucky they are to be participating in a free education. Young people in other parts of the Earth have to pay thousands of dollars if they want to become educated. These people pay for their education because they understand how much it can positively benefit their lives. I wish I had learned earlier that education is the most important tool for survival.
In Earl Shorris’ article entitled “In the Hands of the Restless Poor” he explains that rich people have been educated by the humanities and the poor people in his class weren’t. Shorris believes that with education in the humanities the students in his class will begin to understand that learning is their best tool for survival, not guns or knives.
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Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows...
...child I have always been very active. I loved games and activities that require physical efforts because of which I always somehow ended up in school sports from a very young age. I have participated and won many competitions of various games such as volleyball, hand ball, table tennis, running and swimming etc. Throughout my high school, I always had a profound interest in physical education. That didn’t stop there I continued to be the sports girl of my college. I have also been the member of girls guide during my education.
It was after my bachelors of Arts when I realized that I want to peruse my love for physical education as a carrier. So I decided to opt for a diploma in physical education from the University of Punjab which enabled me to better understand the subject. My class project was on the history and fundamentals of volleyball where I discussed the origins of the game, its techniques, rules and skills etc.
In 2013, I completed my MSc in Physical Education from The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan with CGPA of 3.07/4.00. My studies in the Department of Physical Education at The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan have exposed me to a stimulating academic environment where learning and research go hand-in-hand. Through many opportunities I have had there, I found a deep interest in research work and a strong aptitude for the type of problem solving and...
The Purpose of a College Education
The reason that most people go to college is to make them more marketable to future employers. As we see our economy in dire financial straits we see record number of people entering colleges across the nation, such as Drury for one example. But a college education is about much more the just the foundations for your career. It is the building blocks for the rest of your life and will make you better, different then you are now. It will transform you. Your college education makes a true adult out of you, and brings us out of the ignorance of immaturity.
The best way to describe the idea of a college education is Andrew Mills can opener theory. Most people view education as a can opener, a means to an end. While it is true that a college graduate will obviously be more successful there are still flaws with this point of view. As a can opener is used to open cans to get to the tasty goods in side future students view education as a means to get to the career that they would not be able to obtain without the education, i.e. the can opener. Education can open so many more doors in your life then just a career. Doors that you never knew existed. In other words instead of education being viewed as a can opener it should be seen more as a Swiss army knife, a tool with a hundred...
...The Purpose of Higher Education
Higher education is important because it aids students into finding self-awareness. Self-awareness is especially important because when people have a better understanding of themselves, they are often encouraged to build on their areas of strength, as well as identifying the areas that could use improvement. Self-awareness often leads to setting goals. Setting goals can lead to success. In other words, highereducation is very beneficial and helps lead to success. Education will positively affect most, if not all areas of your life. The purpose of higher education is to prepare students for a more successful future, to allow students to have more opportunities in life through a liberal education, and to instruct students on how to think more critically.
What is self-awareness and why should I care? Self-awareness is the ability to perceive your own personality, feelings, character, strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, motivations etc. Why should you care about being self-aware? Self-awareness is beneficial, and the words of Brett Blumenthal, a former college student and a bestselling author who has been featured in The New York Times, “It makes us better people.” Blumenthal lists reasons why self-awareness is important, including increased empathy, admission, acceptance, tolerance level, humility, and likeability....
Higher Education and its purposeEducation is always one of the most important parts of society, since it has close relationship with the development of the next generation and the future of the country. Along with the development of society and the improvement of technology, the meaning of education is becoming more and more important. Currently, the question of the purpose of higher education has drawn the public’s attention. A many people insist that higher education should teach students practical skills, the ability of problem-solving, and career oriented skills. They claim that those skills are necessary and useful for students to join society get use for their career. In contract, I hold the opposite opinion and I think the purpose of higher education is to develop students’ personality and spirit.
To be specific, I think the purpose of higher education is to teach students how to be real human beings instead of question-solving machines. This means that students should have the ability of self-exploration, the emotion of empathy, the awkward of politeness and rules, the responsibility of citizenship and the clarity of thought. Why are these things more important? Because these things are the difference between human beings and animals, and these qualities are exactly what...