“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela, the tenth president of South Africa. Education can be the key to changing the world, but it is not just a simple object to achieve. Education is the life long process of obtaining knowledge through the home, the classroom, and through real world experiences. The knowledge obtained in each of these categories can be overlapping, but each section provides its own method of presenting different types of information.
No matter where in this world we are born, we start empty minded and begin learning the same things. At a very young age, the course of nature begins and the learning of the basics of life such as walking and talking are set in motion. We learn the difference between bravery and fear, right and wrong, pleasure and pain. We learn to communicate verbally by imitating and interacting with the people around us, picking up words and eventually the whole language. We learn to communicate in different ways. At first, using body language and words that aren't really words. We learn social interaction between our peers and adults. Along with language, the surrounding culture and religion is recognized and everything branches off these key elements. The upbringing process is greatly influenced by culture and religion. What is right versus wrong and what is smiled upon and what is frowned upon is defined. We typically accept the proposed ideas because they are dominant in our lives. However, when we get out into the world and gain information for ourselves, the option to accept or reject typical beliefs is available. The education we receive influences our future and gives us an infinite amount of options to choose from.
We also learn other essential things in life such as etiquette. We learn how to eat properly using correct utensils and in turn, become independent. Conversely, not all people are taught etiquette. If they are born in a...
...What is Education? Answers from 5th Century BC to the 21st Century
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. -- Jean Piaget, 1896-1980, Swiss developmental psychologist, philosopher
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.-- Anatole France, 1844-1924, French poet, novelist
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -- Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013, South African President, philanthropist
The object of education is to teach us to love beauty. -- Plato, 424 – 348 BC, philosopher mathematician
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education -- Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968, pastor, activist, humanitarian
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, physicist
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Greek philosopher, scientist
Education is the power...
Student number: 20134571
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...
April 13, 2012
What is Education?
We currently live in a society where information is more easily accessed than in past times. Before, if we wanted to know the mass of the Earth, we would have to go to a library and research books in order to find out answer. Now, all we do is simply go to a computer, type our question in, and millions of answers pop up in just a matter of seconds. All this technology has made our lives a lot easier. Everything is now right at our fingertips, or at least two clicks away. Colleges and school even offer online courses, where you can earn a degree without even leaving your bedroom. Educating yourself now seems as easy as logging on to a computer. With this total reliance on technology, people are failing to realize the true importance of education themselves. Nicolas Carr, in his essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” writes of how the internet is causing us to think less. Since we have more information available to us, we do not put as much thought into problems as we used to. Now we just skim the surface for what we need rather than digging deep. In Charles Siebert’s essay, “An Elephant Crackup?” Siebert writes how elephants have a similar psychology to humans. Siebert describes how elephants are like humans in many ways, yet humans fail to recognize how parallel we are to each other. Not only do humans fail to recognize patterns in themselves, they fail to...
...What is an Education?
According to the Oxford English Dictionary one of the definitions of the
word "education" is: "The systematic instruction, schooling or training given to
the young in preparation for the work of life; by extension, similar instruction
or training obtained in adult age. Also, the whole course of scholastic
instruction which a person has received. Often with limiting words denoting the
nature of the predominant subject of the instruction or kind of life it prepares,
as classical, legal, medical, technical, commercial, art education." Although
this is an accurate description of what an actual education may be, there is a
great deal more to the process of becoming educated than the actual instruction
and schooling one may receive.
If you asked a person in high school or college exactly why he is in
school his response would probably have something to do with "getting an
education." Is that really why he is there? The next question you may ask is
"what are you going to do with your education?" The response would undoubtedly
include something about "getting a good job" or perhaps "to make a lot of
money." Most of the people in the United States have been brainwashed to think
that unless one has at least a high school diploma there is no future anywhere
for him. This is completely untrue. There is no guarantee that...
...INDIA'S GROWTH THROUGH ADVANCEMENT IN EDUCATION SECTOR
*Research scholar,sri Venkateshwara university,gajraula
**Supervisor, Maharaja agarsen college,Delhi university.
Education in India today is nothing like it was in Pre-Independence and Post-Independence Era. Education System in India today went through a lot of changes before it emerged in its present form. Presenteducation system in India is also guided by different objectives and goals as compared to earlier time. Present system of education in India, however is based around the policies of yesteryears. After independence, it was on 29th August 1947, that a Department of Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development was set up. At that time the mission was the quantitative spread of education facilities. After, 1960’s the efforts were more focussed to provide qualitative education facilities. The present research focus on steps through which our indian education system had gone through. The basic moto of this research is to show that india has done serious efforts in education nd has shotremendous development but it is still lacking in comparison with developed nations. This study is an effort to suggest some measures for its improvement.
Education in every sense is one of...
2) A critical review of competencies, skills, theories and approaches
3) Bureaucratic Views
4) Theory X and Theory Y
5) The Systems Theory
6) The Contingency Theory
7) Role Theory
8) Paradigm 1: Christian scientific education management
9) Paradigm 2: Education management
10) Paradigm 3: Education governance and management
11) Collegiality Theory
12) What should Effective Educational Management look like in schools?
14) Reference Page
Schools in South Africa are a unique kind of organisation, with clearly defined goals and policies. Schools function through a hierarchical structure of authority whereby every aspect of the school needs to function accordingly. Schools are also, a dynamic and ever- changing system continually responding to influences both externally and internally. In order for schools to render an effective service of education certain structures need to be in place, and effective undertakings of various management functions need to be prioritised (Naidu, 2008:74). ‘Educational organisations, are human endeavours’ (Owens and Valensky, 2011: 84), and to deal with them effectively is to deal with human social systems. Management effectiveness in schools relates to competencies, skills and approaches. However, school management teams interventions which are aimed at improving their...
1. What is the purpose of education? To transmit culture? To provide social and economic skills? To develop critical thinking skills? To reform society?
I think that the purpose of education is to get the children ready for real life, and provide them the learning skills, and abilities that they will need.
2. What are schools for? To teach skills and subjects? To encourage personal self-definition? To develop human intelligence? To create patriotic, economically productive citizens?
Schools’ purposes are major in every culture all around the world. In my eyes, schools are to educate the general public, young or old for survival in the next chapter in their life, a degree. They are taught the basic skills and subjects to maneuver on to college, or to start life. After the basics, they are taught more in depth skills and subjects. Schools aren’t good just for that. In schools children also gain life long friends, experiences and learn the social skills they need in life.
3. What should the curriculum contain? Basic skills and subjects? Experiences and projects? Inquiry processes? Critical dialogues?
The curriculum should contain all basic skills and subjects, math, reading, language, writing, science, and geography. Then on a second level, to test the knowledge, and for student’s to learn from other students, projects should come in. As for experiences, I think that...
...What Is Informal Education?
Finding a concise definition of informal education that is acceptable to all is an insurmountable task, since the likelihood of dissension would be substantial (Seale, 2008). Nevertheless, in this short study we will look at the principles and values, theoretical practice and practical application of informal education. To better understand the concept and ambition of the discipline, we will concurrently explore examples drawn from my own experience.
If we look at the notion [or concept] of informal with education we can see more clearly what our aim [ambition] is. Putting these two parts of the equation together gives us a better position in which to think about our work (Mahoney, 2001)
As suggested by the above quote, in order to describe informal education we should look at the two words informal and education. A relatively modern definition of education is: “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life;” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2011). This takes into account alternative approaches to the delivery of education which may neither be viewed as ‘systematic’ nor based on ‘instruction’, as described in older definitions such as in the...