The Benefits Of Schoolual Education
According to Mark Twain, the schooling pattern is the institutionalized method of learning which we find in today 's schools, colleges and universities. Education, however, is the overall outcome of experiential learning which would involve knowledge gained through practical application. Through his quote, it is clear that he believes that …show more content…
We cannot ignore that there are millions of concepts that are tried and tested which took our fore-fathers centuries to prove or disapprove. For example, it took many experiments and numerous researches to understand the facts concerning the Earth like its shape, its properties, the various elements available on the planet, its position in the universe etc. Now, each student cannot learn facts about our planet by experimenting; rather, they can affirm these actualities and utilize this knowledge to explore new things. Here, we can clearly see that schooling plays a key role in enlightening students about existing facts and concepts.
However, our orthodox schooling pattern has many limitations which restrict the learning process. Even though schooling happens to play an important role in imparting conceptual knowledge, one cannot ignore the fact that unless students have "hands on experience", their learning would be incomplete. For example, a child might mug up the scientific fact that there are three stages of water but unless this concept is not demonstrated physically, he or she would not have the overall understanding of the concept of liquid water converting to steam or ice when subjected to different …show more content…
First, teachers have to adhere to the prospectus handed over by the university guidelines, making it impossible to leave room for students to explore of concepts. Second, teachers are forced to move on with topics after a certain time frame mentioned for their assigned class, ignoring the fact that all students have different learning capabilities. This leads to certain students who are unable to perform well in class feeling inferior.
Alongside, it is a known fact that the human mind is exploratory in nature. It is this curiosity that makes the brain thirst for more information until the boundaries of human logic are satisfied. This happens to be the unique feature of our human brain that gives birth to creativity. Unfortunately today 's schooling system limits such exploratory learning and fails to encourage creative and unparalleled thinking.
We cannot be oblivious to the fact that all systems are bound to change with time. Undoubtedly, it is impossible to provide complete experiential learning through old-fashioned schooling. However, there are ways where a clear balance can be maintained where we can encourage students to think out of the box along with facilitating