Source: World University Consortium
Education is the means by which society passes on the knowledge and skills acquired by past generations to the next generation so that the youth of today can begin where their forefathers left off rather than have to repeat afresh the discoveries of the past.
Source: Andrew Churches, Lee Crockett and Ian Jukes, “How to make LEARNing ‘stick’”
All things learning 18th November 2011
But knowledge of the past is insufficient for effective education. Society is undergoing constant change – and never so rapidly in the past as it is today.
Youth today need not only knowledge of the past but an understanding of the process of social evolution and the emerging opportunities opening up to the next generation. In an age when information is available at one’s fingertips, the emphasis on transfer of information needs to be replaced by an emphasis on the knowledge and skills needed for effective decision-making, problem-solving and innovation.
Effective education must be relevant to social life, promote constructive human relationships and impart the values and attitudes needed for personal accomplishment.
- Shift from Subject-oriented to Life-oriented education
- Educating the whole person
- Life skills for high accomplishment
- Reorienting education to the needs of the 21st century