Purposes and functions of university education: My own reflection
With the six year hard works in my secondary studies, finally I get into university. I am relieved that there is no more past paper and public examination on one hand but I find that I am lost on the other hand. As a freshman, the experience in first month of university life is out of my expectation: I am totally free! There are so many spare times and so few coursework to do. No more control from the class teachers. No more annoying reminders from my parents. All I have got is the time to play, play and play (and a little time for lessons, of course). When September has come to an end and October comes as an old friend, I start to wonder: Should my university life go like this? It seems that I am getting lost in a big forest, losing my way, since I do not have a goal. When I was studying in secondary school, there was one goal waiting for me to achieve – getting into university. Now, I have attained it. Then, what’s next?
“University is not equal to vocational training institute.” My class teacher has once told me. Now it appears in my mind suddenly. In theory, what you have chosen to study is highly likely to be your career after you graduate. Taking the BBA students as an example, which is the commonest, they are likely to participate in jobs related to finance when they finish their tertiary studies, and it is undeniable in practice. But would the same happen to students of arts like me? If I am going to take criminology as my major in year 2, what is my job going to be in the future? A policewoman? The future female Sherlock Holmes? If university is a place where you are going to decide your future career by your major, does it sound sensible that students major in English should be an English teacher? Definitely not, since there are many possibilities even you are majoring in English. Even though you are practicing a specific skill in university, it does not mean that you should give up...
...The Purpose of Education
I believe education have encompass a spirituality as well as that passion to become that educator to become an effective teacher in the classroom and in the community.The passion for teaching exists because of the many experiences I encountered as a young girl. One lasting experience that remained with me, was the fact that many of my teachers were able to motivate me and allow me to reach my potential. So because of this experience, I also want to be able to reach my student because of this experience, I also want to be able to reachmy students academically, emotionally and spiritually. Another reason for my love teaching is because I come from a history of educators who have shared multiple rewarding experience of teaching profession. Recognizing my passion for teaching and the need to grow as an educator motivated me to enrol in this Bachelor’s Primary Education. The need to give back to my community has empowered me to rise regardless of the challenges, as Addison (1672-1719) stated, “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul”.
Another belief I have as an educator, that we are actors and we must establish meaningful learning by motivating and capturing our students’ interest. This will definitely allow students to bring their own stories, experiences and ideas to the classroom. As teachers we must also provide students with the opportunities...
...any organization is not like an event, it involves a series of ongoing activities that include planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.
In order to effectively examine these management functions that are crucial in my organization it is important to define my organization and relate it to the management functions
1.1 DEFINATION OF TERMS
Management can mean different things to different people at different times, and a variety of definitions have been offered. The term 'management is derived from the verb 'to manage', which can mean, to handle, to control, to make and keep submissive, to organize, to alter by manipulation or to carry out for a purpose.
However it is important to carefully examine the writings of management scholars and practitioners in order to come up with a proper definition of management.
Szilagyi (1981) defines the term management as “the process of integrating resources and tasks towards the achievement of set goals of the organization.”
Donald J. Clough says “Management is the art and science of decision making and leadership to achieve set goals in an organization.”
Plunkert and Atter (1983) define management as “the process of setting and achieving goals through the execution of five basic management functions that utilize human financial and material resource. “
From the above definitions it can be safely concluded that management is a distinct...
...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...
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...
...1. The definition of EducationEducation is defined as the process of educating and learning, which involves the teacher and the student. The teacher will convey the message to the student, and the student will try to understand and applying what is being taught. Educate is further defined as to develop knowledge, skill and the character of somebody. Educate is also to give someone information about a particular subject, or to show them a better way to do something. Knowledge is the information that we are going to instill and give out. We can see the importance of education in the terms of someone’s development.
2. Function of Education
2.1. Education as Continuation Process
The process of education begins in the cradle and continues throughout the life. When people live, they continually grow and develop. In going through all the developments, they have this ongoing education. They are being introduced by new skills and knowledge from time to time. The education can be formal, where it requires us to attend school or institutions for lectures. This is where we learn about particular subjects like Languages, Science and Mathematics. Informal education can be something that is being taught at home or from our own experience. As we grow up, the thing that we learn will become more complex and complicated. For instance, we are...
...The sociologist Robert Merton proposed that social institutions such as education in schools have functions that are both Manifest and Latent. Merton defined Manifest functions as those objective consequences for a specified unit (person, subgroup, social or cultural system) which contribute to its adjustment or adaptation and were so intended (Merton, 1968). While, Latent functions as unrecognized and unintendedfunctions (Sociology Guide, 2014). The proceeding write-up will discuss the manifest functions of education and how a Zambian teacher can facilitate their achievement.
The Manifest functions of education being recognized and intended for involve the transmission of knowledge to students in order to help them contribute back to society, either as knowledge producers themselves (i.e., scientists) or in other ways, like in business or industry (Hillegass, 2013). These functions can generally be grouped into six i.e. Socialization, Social control, Social placement, Culture transmission/reproduction, promoting social and political integration and as an agent of change (Javier et al, 2002).
In modern societies, education is the most important agent of socialization after the family. Schools are the first impersonal and collective environment that children encounter. Whereas schools official function...
...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...