The purpose of education - a pupils' eye view

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The purpose of education - a pupils' eye view

  1. 1. what is the purpose of education?<br />a pupils’ eye view<br />
  2. 2. Over the week before half-term, I asked several of my classes the question “what is the purpose of education?”<br />The following are the unedited answers, in no particular order.<br />
  3. 3. to get a good job<br />
  4. 4. to learn new things<br />
  5. 5. to have fun learning<br />
  6. 6. to get grades for a good job<br />
  7. 7. to achieve good grades & qualifications for university & a good job<br />
  8. 8. to get the job I want<br />
  9. 9. to learn about the world around you<br />
  10. 10. so we can all live better lives<br />
  11. 11. to make other peoples’ lives easier<br />
  12. 12. so we can understand the mysteries of the universe<br />
  13. 13. to prepare yourself for life<br />
  14. 14. to achieve our goals in life<br />
  15. 15. to enable us to succeed and fulfil our dreams<br />
  16. 16. education > success<br />
  17. 17. to gain qualifications, to get a good job and live a happy life<br />
  18. 18. education > more job opportunities > better quality of life<br />
  19. 19. to give people ideas from which they can determine their future<br />
  20. 20. to provide a foundation for lifelong learning<br />
  21. 21. to have fun<br />
  22. 22. to meet new people<br />
  23. 23. how to lead a life full of love, fun and success<br />
  24. 24. to make us aware of the outside world for when we are adults<br />
  25. 25. there is no purpose*<br />* as in “education is the means and the end in itself”<br />

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