Education: Teaching or LEARNING ?
Posted November 1st, 2013
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Happy National Education Day India !!!


"All education is environmental education," as Center board member David W. Orr


Education day is celebrated throughout the world on different days; here's when and why India celebrates it.


Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958) was an Indian scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement. Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. In 1992 he was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad; the word Maulana is an honorific meaning 'learned man', and he had adopted Azad (Free) as his pen name. His contribution to establishing the education foundation in India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India.



Having understood from everyone saying education is THE most important thing, let us first try to understand the term, its etymology and its types broadly.



Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research.




Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic. Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.


Etymologically, the word "education" is derived from theLatin ēducātiō ("A breeding, a bringing up, a rearing")from ēdūcō ("I educate, I train") which is related to the homonym ēdūcō ("I lead forth, I take out; I raise up, I erect") from ē- ("from, out of") and dūcō ("I lead, I conduct").


Formal education

Systems of schooling involve institutionalized teaching and learning in relation to a curriculum, which itself is established according to a predetermined purpose of the schools in the system. Schools systems are sometimes also based on religions, giving them different curricula.


Informal education


Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) is self-directed learning that is related to but different from informal learning. In a sense, autodidacticism is "learning on your own" or "by yourself", and an autodidact is a self-teacher. Autodidacticism is a contemplative, absorbing process. 



Indigenous education refers to the inclusion of indigenous knowledge, models, methods and content within formal and non-formal educational systems. Often in a post-colonial context, the growing recognition and use of indigenous education methods can be a response to the erosion and loss of indigenous knowledge and language through the processes of colonialism. 


Education through recreation 

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself he always seems to be doing both. Enough for him that he does it well. Education through recreation is the opportunity to learn in a seamless fashion through all of life's activities. The concept has been revived by the University of Western Ontario to teach anatomy to medical students.



Schooling is everything the school does that leads to students' learning — whether that learning is intended or not. Students learn from classroom lectures. They also learn from what the school offers in the lunchroom, by how it uses resources and manages waste, by who is included in decisions, by how the school relates to the surrounding community.

Each of the areas of education offers multiple avenues for educators, students, parents, and citizens wanting to engage in the work of schooling for livelihood, progress, sustainability and prosperity. 


However, education has become more of a TEACHING thanLEARNING. Blame it on business having entered into education system, faulty parenting or inadequate resources;it has become a concern now.


"The world's on the brink of progress and transformation and yet there are a lot in this world who yearn for education !!!"

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