AIMTo apprise the audience aboutthe meaning and philosophy of Education
MEANING AND DEFINITION OF EDUCATION• The term education is derived from Latin word educere, educare, and educatum which means to learn‘, to know and to lead out‘• That is education means to lead out internal hidden talent of a child or person
NARROW MEANING OF EDUCATION• The education provided under the premises of school, colleges and universities
NARROW MEANING OF EDUCATION• Education limited under the premises of educational institutions
NARROW MEANING OF EDUCATION• It doesnt include the education outside of four walls of institution
BROADER MEANING OF EDUCATION• According to its concept education is universal, we can gain education from anywhere, anytime
BROADER MEANING OF EDUCATION• There is no bound of place and time Education is the long life process
BROADER MEANING OF EDUCATION• It starts from cradle and ends to the grave
WHAT IS EDUCATION?• Natural learning environments inspire a burning desire to learn• What is education; knowledge in basic skills, academics, technical, discipline, citizen ship or is it something else?
WHAT IS EDUCATION?Our formal education system says onlyacademic basics are important and that isbased on collecting knowledge withoutunderstanding its value
WHAT IS EDUCATION?How about the processing of knowledge, usinginspiration, visionary ambitions, creativity, risk,ability to bounce back from failure,motivation?
WHAT IS EDUCATION?They succeeded because they knew how toresearch, collect information for a selectedproject and process knowledge
Anyone who does not have the ability toput clear thoughts on paper is labeled afailure
All natural skills, including knowledgeprocessing, does not count.
• The fact is, what is exercised grows stronger, what is ignored stays dormant.
The classroom exercises the collection ofacademics leaving all other natural skills inthe closet.
Test does not measure intelligence or ability, it doesnot measure how the mind processes information,how motivating experiences develop persistence, orhow the mind sorts out instincts, opinions,evaluations, possibilities, alternatives
WHAT IS EDUCATION?• Knowledge by itself has no value, it is like a dictionary filled with words.• Words by themselves have no value, it is the process of stringing them together that gives them value.• How they are strung together determines the level of value.
• Now our education system is becoming a system that memorizes the dictionary• When students have memorized selected knowledge, then they will be given a one-day test, based on dictionary knowledge, which will influence employment opportunity for the rest of their life• Natural skills are not considered
WHAT IS EDUCATION?• Achievers in life use inspiration and motivation to overcome barriers.• Teaching to the test does not inspire or motivate anyone, memorizing does not inspire a love to learn, in fact, it does just the opposite, it turns off the desire to learn.• Education’s goal should be to develop a love to learn that stays with students throughout a lifetime.• Education should be a lifetime experience, not limited to the youth years.
WHAT IS EDUCATION?• Self-made millionaires are not "A" students in the classroom.• The way they process knowledge is in conflict with classroom priorities.• The self-made millionaire has a vision, then he researches specific knowledge, applies intuitive knowledge and process all elements, searching for a workable solution.
Finding alternative ways to do commontasks makes millionaires. The secret isvision, research and processing, not prestored knowledge alone.
An Educated Person• perceive accurately, think clearly, and act effectively according to self-defined goals and aspirations.• An educated person is also respectful of others regardless of their power and status, responsible for the results of their actions, and resourceful at getting what they need, both, personally and for their family, organization, and /or society.
• It is true that the educated person needs information, but an educated person is not dependent on the information they have stored in their heads, because they have the ability to find information, create knowledge, and develop skills when necessary.• Achieving the status of being educated does not require a teacher.
• The necessity of having and manipulating knowledge, skills and information• The constant need to see through the inherent illusions that arise from our unconscious thought processes, and• Our ability to influence our states of mind
An Educated Person• What all learners are doing is developing a map of reliable methods of getting from negative states of mind to positive states of mind.• The units of knowledge skills and information are points on the map, but what makes the map useful are accurate portrayals of the relationships between the points and how those points can be used to arrive at the desired states of mind.
An Educated Person• The key quality of an educated person is the ability to move from negative states of mind to positive states of mind and assist others to do the same.• This covers all situations where there are problems such as poverty, conflict, and pollution as well as problems like depression, ignorance, or ambition.
• The world that we are concerned with in education is the human mind• Students need to learn to navigate the terrain of their own minds so that they can effectively navigate the real world that confronts that mind with all the challenges of earthly human existence
• Consistent attainment of positive states of mind is better known as having a good attitude• if everyone can achieve a good attitude and help others do the same then the world will be a better place.
An Educated PersonThus education, the process of attaining andassisting others to attain a good attitude thatenables a person to perceiveaccurately, think clearly, and act effectivelyaccording to self-selected goals, isfundamentally about attitude no matter whatage or level of schooling you are concernedwith.
A Three Role Circus• a learning agent,• a learning catalyst,• and the learning context.
A Three Role Circus• The learning agent is the active map- maker.• The learning agent is obviously the student as that role is normally thought of in schools.• The learning catalyst is someone or something that the agent engages in a deep relationship with and attempts to understand how the catalyst fits into the agent’s world.
What is knowledge?• body of information that exists "out there“• the results or products of human thought processes that have taken on a life of their own• K…is the sum total of facts, truths, laws, principles, and ideas that man has produced
What is knowledge?• "developing the Knowledge…of the student" is conceptualized as "giving" them these facts, truths, laws, principles, ideas, and history• knowledge is not "out there," but arises in the mind of an individual when that person interacts with the world.
What is knowledge?"The central task of education is to implant awill and facility for learning; it shouldproduce not learned but learning people.The truly human society is a learningsociety, where grandparents, parents, andchildren are students together." ~Eric Hoffer
What is knowledge?"No one has yet realized the wealth ofsympathy, the kindness and generosityhidden in the soul of a child. The effort ofevery true education should be to unlockthat treasure." ~Emma Goldman
What is knowledge?"The aim of education should be to teach usrather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enableus to think for ourselves, than to load thememory with the thoughts of other men."~Bill Beattie
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