Where Does Education Truly Come From? Essay

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Where Does Education Truly Come From?
What is really being learned from eight to three every school day? In an article titled “Education for the Twenty-First Century,” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi states that “the world around us is the primary teacher of students, not the schools[...]” (Csikszentmihalyi 1). If one were to really think about it, the majority of a student’s education comes not from the structured learning system required by law, but from the world outside of the school building. From sports to church, people gain worlds of knowledge and develop skills that could not otherwise be learned from a proctor. Personalized, real-life experiences outside of the classroom are the best teachers for teenagers and students of all ages. By developing social skills and maturity in a hands-on, professional situation, our society molds and shapes kids through an environment where they can learn to thrive and grow on their own.
To begin, sports play a major role in teaching kids the skills they need to be successful each day because the morals of leadership, cooperative learning and team building are enforced with each practice and every game. Athletics teach students leadership skills and qualities, how to work with others toward a common goal, and how to uphold personal responsibilities when the time to do so is crucial. I have seen it time and time again in my own life; in the workplace, in a learning environment, as well as in any situation where a group task is presented.…

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