Education is inevitable. It is all around us because we can learn from virtually
anything. I believe that learning is the foundation of human life. Without gaining some
form of knowledge, whether through experiences (trial and error) or through thoughtOrder now
processes, one could not achieve even the simplest of the basic needs. To learn enables
an individual to understand something, or create something that he or she could not
previously understand, do, or create.
Perhaps it is for living. Survival is not enough. Survival is all about the needs.
Living is about the wants. You need food but what do you want? Bread? Sushi? Pasta?
If you do not learn how to make a choice and what choice to make, you wont really live.
You would be surviving, but you havent learned enough to extract the best for yourself.
Perhaps it is for a career. You need to learn skills to get certain jobs. One needs
to manage office politics or to learn how to present and how to market. Do you go to
school and learn this, or do you learn from experience? Why choose the school? Why
choose experience? Why only go through the trouble of learning just for a job, especially
when you are not sure?
Perhaps it is to give back. An individual would want to share their knowledge. If
you dont learn about your own control, you will either selfishly hoard all or give too
much away until those who really need it cant have it.
Why we learn is a complex
question where answers are never easy to come by.
Researchers define the learning process by different ways of thinking. Attitudes
and perceptions both affect our ability to learn. We are less likely to learn, for example, if
we view our classrooms as unsafe or disorderly. Negative attitudes towards the
classroom or tasks would lead us to put little effort into those tasks. We must be given
the opportunity to establish positive attitudes and perceptions about our classrooms which
is key to learning.
Acquiring and integrating knowledge is an important aspect of learning when
learning new information. We must be guided in relating the new knowledge to whatever
we already know, organizing that information, and than making it part of our long-term
memory. Acquiring new skills and processes requires us to learn a series of steps to
shape the skill or process to make it efficient and effective for us, and finally, internalize
or practice the skill or process it so we can perform it easily
We develop an in-depth understanding through the process of extending and
refining our knowledge. By rigorously analyzing what we have learned we apply
reasoning processes that will help us extend and refine the information. The most
effective learning occurs when we use knowledge to perform meaningful tasks.
Education is the key to our future prosperity.
It is a lifelong benefit. It is the key
to unlocking and understanding our own culture and society. Many of us are compelled
to keep coming back to it, whether formally in school or college, in the workplace, or
informally through reading a good book. What we learn through educating ourselves is
not about academic attainment, it is about fulfilling out potential. .