Every single one of us enters this tiny little blue world of ours empty-handed, like a blank canvas that awaits a beautiful portrait that redefines its existence. Starting your journey with endless possibilities sounds like a dream, right? Well, we all start our journey from the same point and are blessed with the power to create the future we truly desire. The only factor that creates a difference in the decisions we make is the path we choose to take. But how do you know which path is the right one?
Education is the mold that frames your mentality and helps us deduce what’s truly right and wrong. It builds the foundation that supports your thoughts and opinions. It helps you develop a unique way of looking at life. But it just seems like most of the world has forgotten the true essence of education in the race to become rich and successful. Let us look back and get in touch with the fundamentals of education.
The Fundamentals of Education
Education is usually synonymous with the transfer of information and knowledge from one individual to the other. In whatever way the knowledge might be transferred, the ultimate end of education must necessarily be formative. Even though there are a million definitions of education, they all derive from the fundamentals that set the base for all ideologies.
Let’s check out the fundamentals of education in detail:
Children are naturally exposed to the ways of the world simply by staying alive. The most basic form of exposure and instructions teach children to read, write and figure basic maths out. Your child can never learn about something that they aren’t aware of its existence. Therefore, the right amount of exposure at the right time can enhance the educational intake of children.
After being aware of something, children only choose to educate themselves about that something if they develop the motivation or curiosity to do so. True education is a product of motivation that comes from within. The right approach to education is simply inspiration!
Once your child is aware and inspired to learn about something, all they need is access. Owing to the popularization of the internet, your child has the access to the entire world at their fingertips. But that doesn’t change the importance of interaction with people in natural settings. Once your children have adequate awareness and inspiration, they will educate themselves at an unimaginable rate.
Most children have packed schedules right from an early age. Most parents don’t give a child’s free time the same amount of importance as their “productive” time. Where there is no free time, there is no time for your child to be inspired. Children may have access to knowledge through informative websites, but they have no time to explore which limits their learning as the process of random exploration and discovery increases access. In addition, your child without free time does not have time to socialize with family or friends in a natural, healthful way.
The Reality about Education
Quite a large number of students today simply go to school because they feel obligated to do so. Others go to school just for the benefit of being able to say that they also had an education. Education is the medium that gives us the skills, techniques, information, and knowledge to know, understand and respect the duties we have towards our society, families, and the nation.
Each action you take in life is the impact of the acquisition of knowledge either through instructions, observations, or even assimilation. In reality, education means many essential things in life: ethics, morality, values, principles, etiquette, responsibility, manners, behavior, relationship, respect, and approbation.
Ideally, education should be a means that helps you answer queries and solve problems, help you set personal goals in life, teach you how to deal with people, how to plan, how to handle pressure, how to achieve success handle failures, and how to learn to accept things in life. This is much easier said than done, and having said that, it is not impossible to achieve.
At Great Principals, we hope to bring about a necessary change in the ways of Indian Education. Each new generation is far more capable than the last, and we owe it to evolution. But as humans evolve, we are required to transcend from our old ways and look at things from a different perspective, one that shapes the untapped minds of the children for the ever-growing world.
We are here to capture the journeys of marvelous School Leaders and Principals through an interactive talk show.
We hope to inspire the parents who are the true changemakers in a child’s growing life. Our goal is to bring about a much-needed change in the way we educate our kids. Feel free to check out our episodes on YouTube www.youtube.com/c/GreatPrincipals