Every person is an individual; they think differently, so wouldn’t it make sense that they all learn differently?
Consumerism tells us that in order to be happy we must consume as many products and services as possible.
Unfortunately the modern world does little to combat this. However more and more spheres of activity are being shaken out of their complacent ways.
Education is one of these spheres that needs to be redefined. We are fast approaching a new Singularity: when all the concepts that give meaning to our world – me, you, men, woman, love, hate-will become irrelevant.
So the big question for all of us is-what we want to become.
A question that dwarf the debates that currently preoccupy all of us.
After all if we don’t come to grips that we all live on the one planet and that all of to days debates between today’s religions, ideologies, nations, classes, will in all likelihood disappear along with all of us. If we don’t learn to educate for sustainability rather than consumption and Slavery to information and knowledge owned by Google a by-product of capitalism.
There is little point in going to Space, or anywhere else if we are represented by Artificial Intelligence.
It is not a lack of education, but a lack of creativity, and an inability to independently think for ourselves that is the problem with Modern day Education.
For nearly a century, societies have believed that higher education is necessary for success, but the opposite is true with the modern version of education.
For instance, most of the high-tech companies were created by high school dropouts, who dream’t of doing something that nobody else had done.
You won’t find such inventive and pioneering attitudes in those who have been through school, college, and then university. Students are trained to only strive for self-limiting ‘reachable goals’.
For a lot of people out there, it is time to realize that creative, independent, free thought is more important than anything they can learn at any university.
To teach men how to learn for themselves; and whatever instruction fails to do this is effort spent in vain.”
“I never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain
So let’s have a look with the Beady Eye. (This is a “think piece” intended to stimulate thought and discussion, rather than a scholarly manuscript.) We just didn’t have time to address every social issue that surrounds education.
The term education is derived from Latin word educere, educare, and educatum which means ‘to learn’, ‘to know’, and to ‘lead out’. Education is an act or process of imparting or acquiring general or particular knowledge or skills, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
But rest assured that nobody cares about learning when they can’t even feed themselves.
In the primitive era indigenous education is said to be the significant resource for development, but in recent times it is said that modern education is the significant resource for material wealth.
There is no argument that both types of education play a significant role in development of our world and that both type are precious tools to life, to put one’s potentials to use.
But how do we explain the fact that those who had spent the most time in college are also the most unsuccessful.
It is due to what we think education is for in the first place.
Technology enthusiasts have long heralded the power of technology—from the printing press, to blackboards, to the laptop—to transform education.
So far it has done little to impact educational processes and outcomes.
A young girl is using her mobile phone to send an SMS message in Urdu to her teacher. The girl is part of a Mobilink-UNESCO program to increase literacy skills among girls in Pakistan. It is not. Why? Because the education is in English (which is deemed to be the only language to learn if you want to understand the Modern Capitals World) not her language.
She is being turned into one of the ultra-conformists that Google and modern schools seek to mass-produce. She will become one of the ones that couldn’t make it in the real world – her world.
No human beings are able to survive properly without education. Untrue.
The training of a human mind is not complete without education. Untrue.
Only because of education a man is able to receive information from the external humanity, to notify him with past and receive all essential information concerning the present. Untrue.
What is true is that indigenous educating in ones native tongue has created culture for millennium. In so doing ensuring their survival as a culture. Indigenous means originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country. It can also mean native, innate, inherent, or natural, produced, growing, or lliving, naturally in a country or climate; not exotic; not imported.
In the absence of writing, indigenous people depended on the power of their memories to facilitate the retention and transmission of all learned ideas to future generations.
Now its the power of Google, Facebook and the Smart Phone that is dumming us all down to a click for knowledge.
The debate is whether the power of mobile phone technology, will help hurdle several education barriers by finding new ways to support learning for rural girls or boys in insecure areas.
The point here is that we must protect verity, not to become copies of each other.
WHAT IS MODERN EDUCATION:
It is education that is synonymous with colonial, western or Christian education. Modern education can be understood as a by- product of the capitalist regime the terror of the ecosystem.
With the rapid expansion of information communication technologies around the globe, there is a high level of misdirected interest in harnessing modern technology to help advance the education status of some of the world’s poorest people at the cost of loosing their cultural values.
Indigenous education was for everyone in the community and existed for the purpose of strengthening the community while Modern education is for everyone in the society for the purpose of strengthening the society.
Indigenous education taught children their own indigenous culture based within their own society while Modern education brings in cultures from another societies.
The potential of technology to help improve education has significance beyond teaching children reading and math.
Quality education plays an important role in promoting economic development, improving health and nutrition and reducing maternal and infant mortality rates.
We look back on our past, and learn from our experiences.
There are many forms of Education.
Visual learning: Power point presentations, videos, and word documents.
Auditory learning has the most basic tool to learn- your voice. Through speaking and lectures.
Tactile learning involves physical hands-on activities, and therefore can take several forms.
Special attention, programs for students who need extra help to learn.
Education is in upheaval, with free online classes proliferating, tuition surging and public universities struggling. Perhaps worst of all, too many students leave school with high debt and no degrees. The endless chase for prestige and the resort-like marketing of college has nothing to do with Education.
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are just one of these upheavals.
Others include initiatives to grant credit for “competency” in skills rather than time spent in class; digital systems to help match students to the right colleges and guide them to the most efficient course of study to obtain a degree; and hybrid learning environments at schools.
When ‘cloud computing’, ‘m-learning’, or ‘total cost of ownership’ are introduced into the conversation no one knows where education is going.
Therefore, education has become a basic principle to measure the labor market on the basis of essential skills and the ability to appropriate them through suitable communication. The knowledge gained through education enables individuals’ potential to be optimally utilized owing to training of the human mind. Employment in the contemporary world is based on education, as employees must possess the required skills that correspond with the current technology to perform their tasks.
It is said that Information Communication Technology (ICT). (ICT refers to technologies that provide access to information through telecommunications). is generally used to describe most technology uses and can cover anything from radios, to mobile phones, to laptops combined with technology holds great promise in helping bring quality learning to some of the world’s poorest and hardest to reach communities.
It does nothing to teach common culture and values. Other than through this type of education that Technological advancement has been realized enabling communication and production of cost-effective products and services to the society at large.
Education is an important tool that is applied in the contemporary world to succeed, as it mitigates the challenges which are faced in life. Untrue.
Everyone is an expert in something. A modern-day form of segregation.
In many ways, higher education is like any industry that has produced its product a particular way for a long time and is suspicious of anything new.
Teaching skills require a shift away from designing curricula based on topics and subjects and toward creating experiences where learners can choose their own objectives.”You can’t make socialists out of individualists. Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent.”
— John Dewey, Father of Modern Education
Indeed, in some of the most remote regions of the globe, mobile phones and other forms of technology are being used in ways barely envisioned in the United States or Europe.
Will a technological future fix any of this? I hope so.
The lack of clear distinctions between service and education is blatantly visible in the world.
Experience alone cannot define its educational value without understanding its relationship to the individual learner.
Designating students for separate educational paths based on their academic performance as teens or younger is a worthless use of resources.
There is hope.
We’re already starting to see how tech-savvy people are using the web, software, and devices to connect those who have with those who don’t.
Can education help fix any of this? And not just in terms of stitching together technology, neuroscience, and learning design, but also in stitching together opportunity, safety, support, and care. We can only hope so.
We have much to do.
So far the educated Sapiens regime on EARTH has produced little that we can be proud off.
Despite the astonishing things that humans are capable of doing we remain unsure of our goals and we seem to be as disconnected as ever. No one seems to know where we’re going.
Self made Gods with only the laws of physics to keep us company. Wreaking havoc all around us, yet not finding happiness. It’s time we started to reeducate ourselves. So, do we need to revert to old school education in this new age techno world?
For starters you’d have to do away with the internet and the array of electronic gadgets that are so much a part of our children’s everyday lives.
The truth, as I see it, is that we are caught in an inexorable grind of change and human evolution. Towards what, God only knows, but it will obviously influence our children’s education, and their future. Finally, regardless of how out-of-control today’s schoolchildren appear, it may well be a matter of perception coloured by the nature of our own reality as adults.
I think some people teach solely because of that very belief.
Learning is a life-long endeavor.