DO WE REALLY KNOW WHAT 'EDUCATION' IS?



What is education?

‘Education’ a single word with a huge and deep meaning. Education is what makes us a better person. Often people think that studying and bagging in a few degrees makes them educated but no, it makes them literate but not educated. Education in my opinion, is that source which develops us as a person i.e. overall development and helps us deal with our life in a better way. And many times, we find a person who is highly qualified but lacks proper education, fails to be successful. Hence, education is important and more than that a ‘good’ education is important.


What is ‘Good’ Education? Where does it come from?


It comes from a good environment which includes our school, college or any institution to which we belong and of course from our parents who are our first teachers. It also comes to us from our culture, our religion, our lifestyle and thus everything around us effects everything within us.


In changing times and with increasing challenges, the need and importance of education is greater and needs to constantly develop. There are a large number of people who are working hard to make the education system excellent and better day by day. Promoting excellence in education is the need of the hour and the most important contribution of people working towards excellence in education is to make sure they understand how to do it, work on the student teacher relationship, provide education after understanding the learning style and ability of the students. Imbibing certain qualities in people right from their childhood such as making the most of the available time, absorbing what’s been taught, using the knowledge in the right place at the right time, also having an understanding of how to do it so that the importance of education is understood and prioritized at every step of life. Every parent, teacher, student, school and institution together make it a system and each one associated has the responsibility of making it better with their skills, hard work, and zeal including constantly learning and adapting to new techniques.


Promoting excellence in education makes it more qualitative and smoothens the progress of the system itself. By adapting new teaching techniques, using innovative and interactive methods, learning can be made more interesting and thus more long lasting. This allows us to teach more and them to learn more, thus proving that only constant learning can create excellence in education.


Education is a not a one-time process, we can learn from anything and anyone around us.