What is ‘education’?
What is education?
-For many, the term ‘education’ strikes memories (either good or horrific) of school.
But I think to really understand what education is, we need to dig deeper than just memories.
- The act of process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
The result produced by instruction, training, or study: to show one’s education
ok, so first off, I’m going to say, BLAND!
There is absolutely nothing about those definitions that makes the term ‘education’ endearing in any way.
This is how education should feel to people.
The term ‘education’ shouldn’t be dreaded by any means.
Let’s look at education in a different way to help get this point across.
-The knowledge that you gain everyday, from simple curiosity of looking a topic up or finding out a random fact like “hyperventilating before getting in the water allows you to hold your breath longer underwater”, contributes to education.
-Expanding your education takes very little effort. (Yes, there is effort involved, but not as much as you may think.) A simple question is a great way to expand your education. Ask yourself a question, something you’re curious about, something you actually want to know. And here comes the effort… Find out the answer!
I can guarantee that you’re most likely gaining an education every single day. You may not realize it, but if you’re learning, you’re gaining an education.