As we all know the importance of education, it is time to improve the education system. We will discuss the importance and types of education. Also, discuss the steps to enhance the education system that we need to take on the international day of Education. We will try to discuss every point intensely in this article.
“Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, habits, and personal development.”
Generally, it is the process of learning and teaching new things. Education is what makes us different and better creations than others.
Types of education
We can classify education into main three types:
1. Formal education
Formal education refers to the education that takes place within the four walls of schools or classrooms using a structured and designed curriculum.
2. Informal education
Informal education means learning outside the school boundaries through activities and actions.
3. Non-formal education
Non-formal is a fusion of both the above types of education. In this type of learning, students learn through a structured and planned situation, but no curriculum or syllabus exists.
The Importance of Education
As mentioned above, education makes us different and better than all other creations. It helps us with learning skills and earning our livelihood. Education also helps us learn the morals and ethics of society and become better and more valuable citizens.
Education not only helps us to become good people but also allows us to differentiate between good and evil. Without education, the human mind is like a blank and useless page. One should never keep it blank.
International Day of Education
On January 24th, the whole world celebrates the International Day of Education. We celebrate this day to remind the entire world about the value of education.
Betterment of education
Learning is a lifelong process, being human, we keep learning and discovering new things. To improve education, we need to improve the whole education system, including our schools and curriculum. The following steps might help us to bring about betterment in education.
1. Modify methods of teaching
To improve education, the first thing we should do is change teaching methods. The educational system has introduced many new and effective ways of teaching. Typical scenarios are not as practical as the new ones because, in new forms, teachers do not use books only but other exciting things like graphics, videos, and other attention-grabbing things.
2. Flexibility in methods
Teachers should not impose their teaching methods on students. They should be flexible enough to be changed according to the needs and interests of the students.
For example, if a student does not like reading a book, then the teacher should show him the videos or practically perform them in front of the students.
3. Redesign curriculum
The curriculum should evolve with the generation. The experts need to redesign the curriculum every once in a while.
Every time they redesign the curriculum, it should contain more and more content of interest to children. Every new curriculum polishes the ability of the student to do something remarkable.
4. Train teachers according to the redesigned curriculum
As experts redesign the syllabus, they should provide training to teachers. Educational instructors need to learn how to convey the right message by the correct method to students. The incorrect way of delivering knowledge affects the future of students.
5. Involve parents in the educational activities of their children
Parents deserve to know how and what their kids are learning. That’s why they should be involved with the education of their children. The education system should arrange a parents-teachers meeting where teachers should honestly share the condo of their children.
6. Train parents to provide informal education to their children
Formal education is not enough for a student, and informal education is also not easy to get, so schools should train the parents of their students on how they can make students get informal education.
When teachers and parents collaborate, they design the conditions to create an informal outside the school. It is a good plan for cultivating informal education in students.
7. Add things of the students’ interest
As previously stated, students’ learning is no longer limited to reading books or taking notes. Students need to be observed by professionals so they may know about their interests. After this, professionals need to add the likings of such students to the curriculum.
8. Gaming sessions
According to research, a tired brain can never take in more information than a fresh one. Education can tire a kid’s mind. That’s why we should add an hour of gaming, and extra-curricular sessions to keep their minds fresh and foster the process of getting an education.
9. Focus on students’ abilities
Although all students should receive primary education, advanced education is no longer required. If a kid has no interest in education, then look for the field of his interest and train him for that.
For example, if a student wants to become a cricketer, then forcing him to get an education instead of letting him do what he loves to do is failing him on purpose.
10. Career Counselling
After primary education, a professional should take a moment to ask the student about his future plans and help him to choose the right career. Many institutes are doing it, but all schools need to do this. With the proper counseling and support, a student can become a successful and valuable member of society.
We can conclude that for a sound education system, the government and the people of a state should collaborate. The future of a country, city, or state depends upon the success of its education infrastructure, development, and nourishment of seekers, and the quality of education reflects the success of individuals.