"The whole art of education is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds in order to satisfy it later". – Anatole France
The aim of education is to create responsible, productive and socially contributing citizens who are able to provide their own family and contribute to their communities. As Toffler says, the XXI. Century education should enable people to learn, learn to learn and learn again. But I'm not sure our schools and colleges are committed.
Education is one of the most unpopular human endeavors. It's okay at school to get a good college and get a good diploma. A good diploma must be regarded as a good passport. Based on your school education, you can copy to a reasonably high position without demonstrating exceptional abilities.
In addition, however, problems may arise. There is no valid relationship between school performance and work performance. More importantly, there is no correlation between workplace performance and performance in life.
To meet this goal, education must support the child's development with three basic faculties: 1. Discover, develop, and continuously develop the vision as a useful member of society:
– Our parents imagine our future and make us work to achieve this vision. However, this is not so common among the poor. The education system must contribute to the creation of this vision for everyone and to create the confidence of the poor child in order to realize the vision.
Balázs Sampath, Eureka's Child – a non-governmental organization committed to improving public literacy and mathematical skills in public schools, tells a tangible story in this context. Going back from the US to do something meaningful in education, in a few months in a village moved to local issues. It was in a village classroom when a child asked the teacher whether he could travel to the moon. "You and I can not fly to the moon," the teacher said. "But scientists in the United States …" We have to stop our goals and dreams of throwing our children
. Understand that Issues are More Important Than Answers:
Our education system does not place the emphasis on providing answers – often to questions that children do not have. In other words, we too often teach the concept of children without context; they need to show them why learning is important. We need to focus on awakening the natural curiosity of the children and learning to learn them in learning. It's a good way for kids to be in natural experiences or games where they can ask questions. In these settings, learning is instantaneous and powerful. Learning can be a structured reconnaissance process that provides students with a variety of learning outcomes – just as decisions that make decisions in our lives and later on in life.
For example, a non-governmental organization in Mumbai has been experimenting with schools to teach students about water protection. The students measured the amount of water they consumed while the handles were opened with the handle and then the tap. Imagine if we all learn this type of lesson at school how to apply the principles to so many other aspects of home and work that can be applied in later stages of life
. Learning to Learn:
The world is developing too fast for schools and colleges to keep up. Teaching is inadequate and outdated, or soon. It is important that children are encouraged to find answers on their own, through experimentation with the Internet and access to professionals in the field.
It is important for students to learn the scientific method
(a) establishing a hypothesis based on observations,
(b) designing and implementing experiments to prove or refute these hypotheses and
(c) drawing conclusions while acknowledging that the conclusions change with more information
At the level of knowledge available today, it is important to judge what to learn and how and when to learn. We need to teach children how to rely on their own judgments and when to rely on the expertise of others. Our children need to learn that even if they outsource the effort, they retain the responsibility of the result.
What do you think? Do you agree with these ideas about critical abilities for our children? Does our education system deal with this? Share your thoughts and experiences with us all.