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Education - The concept of positive social change

Education enhances child-centred knowledge, skills and abilities towards effecting desirable positive social changes to meet societal needs and aspirations. Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

Information Education: The concept of child-centred knowledge, skills and abilities towards effecting a positive social change

  • The concept of education: The 4 concepts and subjects matter

  • What is the meaning of education? (Meaning of education in relation to child-centred definitions of education)

  • Who is an educated person?

  • Types of education: Formal (school education), informal and non-formal education

  • Formal (school) education vs informal education vs non-formal education (Differences between formal education, informal education and non-formal education)

  • What are the functions of education?

  • What is the purpose of education (Objectives of education)?

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The concept of education: 4 key concepts and subjects matter of education

Child-centeredness

Society-centeredness

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Positive social change

What is the meaning of education? (Meaning of education in relation to child-centred definitions of education)

The meaning of education is focussed on four (4) definitions of education from the perspective of the concept of education is based on child-centred and society-centred definitions and is also knowledge, skills and abilities to effect a desirable positive social change.

Education involves a desirable positive change in human behaviour through the process of teaching and learning.

Child-centred and society-centred definitions of education and definitions of education based on knowledge, skills and abilities

Education is a process of initiating the children into valued standards and by the society to gain knowledge, skills and abilities to affect the desirable positive social changes in the society.

Education is transmittable customs, norms, standards and traditions the society transmits to children and young learners to makes them develop knowledge, abilities and skills and other attitudes and behaviours which are of positive value to the society in which they live.

Education is the traits, qualities, characters, attitudes, behaviours, personalities the society moulds or forms in children through training to empower them to achieve the societal needs and objectives with little or no consideration to their natural potentialities.

Education means the total child development based on his abilities, interests and motivations, as well as the needs of the society, through acceptable methods and techniques, to take his rightful place and contribute sufficiently to the progress of his society.

Who is an educated person?

Who is an educated person may be a question many are asking today. The answer to who is an educated person is not mind-boggling.

An educated person is not necessary a person who attended higher education institutions or a who holds a university graduate or masters’ or doctorate degree

An educated person is an individual who exhibits desirable behaviours from the perspective of the acceptable societal norms and standards.

The society, generally, expects a kind of positive social change from an educated person.

Types of education

Broadly writing, there are 3 types of education can be classified into 3: Formal (school), informal and non-formal education.

Formal education (school education) vs informal education vs non-formal education (Differences between formal education, informal education and non-formal education)

Formal education (school education)

Formal education is a type of education which is received in the systematic regular school setting including primary (elementary) grade, secondary (high) school and higher education institutions. Formal education is acquiring knowledge, skills and abilities in schools as social agencies of education.

Formal education has an organized and patterned school education setting – well-trained and equipped personnel (teachers and educators); schoolchildren and students; the curriculum; the learning environment (including classrooms; instructional materials; testing and evaluation systems; and more.

The teachers and educators interact resourcefully on regular basis school children and students on planned processes of teaching and learning to achieve specific objectives within the time frame.

Informal education

Informal education is a type of education in all other social agencies of learning outside the formal (school) education system. These social agencies of education include the home (home education), church or mosque, peer group, mass media.

Informal education is what children learn from parents, adults, peers, friends, other people and the society anywhere outside the school environment– on the playground, shopping mall, farm, while walking along the road, among others, consciously or and unconsciously.

Informal education can also provide teachers and educators with some raw data about the child, which can be refined in the formal school system. But there should be parental guardian to avoid the children learning negative behaviour from the social agencies of education in the environment.

Non-formal education

Non-formal education is a type of education that has some basic characteristics of formal education like a programme of learning – a planned programme of action, contact persons, programmed assignment, programmed assessment and others but it is not acquired within the regular school education system.

As a complementary type of education, non-formal education is mainly received through workshops, seminars, correspondences, computer, mobile phone, television, and radio media.

There are two cases of non-formal education: Adhoc or occasional and correspondence

In adhoc or occasional programme of learning, like in the case of workshops and seminars, non-formal education is used to equip the individual with some basic knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and intelligence required for human and societal growth at one specific time or the other.

In correspondence programme of cases, the learning process of acquiring some basic knowledge, skills, and abilities is spread over the years but it lacks the regular person to person (in-person) interaction.

What are the functions of education?

The function of education is to develop the natural potentialities in the child to enable him to function in the society according to his abilities, interest and needs.

In the perspective of the concept of education, society trains, forms or moulds the individual child to achieve the societal needs and aspirations.

What is the purpose of education (Objectives of education)?

The purpose of education which can be viewed as the essence of education is to achieve the objectives of education. Education as a general social service has multiple objectives.

One of the purposes of education is to inculcate basic knowledge, skills and abilities in an individual so as to enable him to function effectively in the society and contribute to a more rapid economic growth.

Alternatively, the purpose of education is the application of acquired and understood knowledge, skills and abilities in effecting a desirable positive change for future sustainable development and ensuring a better life.

Objectively, education is exclusively used for human development in the cognitive, affective, psychomotor and psycho- productive domains of education.

 

 

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Written by Chinenye Rachel

Chinenye Rachel is a passionate kids' teacher. She has taught in nursery and secondary schools. She loves writing.

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