November 26, 2008

The Real Education

A few years back one of my friends asked me to tell the formula for (a+b)*(c+d). I answered the question with ease and he asked me the next question "give me some incidents in which you have used this formula in the real life?". I thought a lot because I didn't find any such incidents in my whole life!!! I smiled back to my friend and it was enough for him to realize my condition! It made me think a lot! It made me think that I am wasting my memory by holding this type of stupidity in my brain. One funny fact that I remember an incident where I can use that formula but at that condition I failed to realize the use of that formula.Then, for whose sake I am studying this thing for? To make my parents believe that I was good at studies or to make my teachers believe that I was good at studies! I really do not know but, in my view this is another part of my stupidity!

What is the real aim of Education? The real education should aim at the application of knowledge in the life. We are living in a situation where education is based on the marks, I guess.! Everybody needs their child to be the first in the class. But, real fact is that only one could win the first place. In my concept education does not mean to analyzed by taking the marks as the basis.! I believe the marks should not be given in the basis of a single test. Yes, this same concept is taken by kerala government by bringing DPEP and SSA. It is a good concept but there are some problems. From my part I could say that I haven't got a good education even though the concept was there! It have changed a little but, not in the full! The assignments, projects and all the works in the text books are highly efficient to make the student perfect but what if the student is not doing it by himself (my condition!). We should make this condition better!

Education does not depend on what we have studied only. In this world of competition you cannot withstand with what you have studied. Everybody needs difference so in the case of a job you should be a different person or you should have some difference over the others. I think the best way of education is to study the matter yourself so that you can go beyond what you can or up to what you want! it's your decision.

Education should not be an imposition to the student. I guess the system of education here will not be supporting the student's interest. Everybody is studying for a successful certificate, I guess. If he is scoring good marks, he will be happy. But the real happiness is there only when you apply this in his future and if it helps to get him in a successful part. There are some people who have scored high marks in his education and failing to get a successful job! And there are some people who have good jobs with low qualifications. It depends upon the skills and these skills are also a part of the education. We should develop everyone's skills seperately.

Teachers have a good role in educating the students. Even though there are classes for teachers to teach the students there should be a good skill for effective education. Teaching job is not a simple job. The thoughts of the teachers are the thoughts of the students. It is just like making of a stone sculpture. Only the professional worker could make the sculpture beautiful and if he is not the sculpture will look different. A teacher should be a guide to the student. Teaching is a job which needs good commitment and responsibility. A well educated person may not be a good teacher if he fails to bring what he has to the students. Everyone may not have the ability to express what you have to others even if he knows everything.

The story of education does not end anywhere because it have developed to a part which is unexpectable. Even there are some courses to develop the teaching ability. But real education should not be considered with the teacher alone it is also the student's responsibility for his own future..I may not be a good student to all my teachers. Everything I have said is also a part to me. In my view as a student I haven't made any successful attempt but realized some positives and negatives from education.. There are many examples which made me think a lot of this subject and I honestly say that the good things here I said are some examples which I haven't made.But I know that it should be the way I should move! I really hate the current concepts of education and I am expecting a wind of change from both the students and the educational concepts.

"faithfully"

Raghu