Paths Links People

Paths Links People

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet

Thonigala Inscriptions are of the 2nd Century BC and carved on Rock. information courtesy;Internet
Tonigala. (a.) Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisaha wapi acagirika Tisa pawatahi agata anagata catudisa sagasa dine. Dewana pi maharaja Gamini Abaye niyate acanagaraka ca [tawi] rikiya nagaraka ca. Parumaka Abaya puta parumaka Tisa niyata pite raj aha agata anagata catudisa sagasa

History; Path to future

History; Path to future
Reading Future through History, Nagala mountain and the Stupa of the Nagala Kanda Rajamaha Viharaya, Nikaweva, Polpithigama, Kurunegala District.

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today

yesterdays kingdoms enhanced people's today
let us view today through past ...........Kingdom of Yapahuwa - 13th Century

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Education; Child Centered, Job Oriented or Knowledge Centered?

[Following essay is written inspired by a question raised by one of my Co- Workers, Gayani Wickramasinghe]

Knowledge is global and has to be updated

above unclear image presents before you, to what i am trying to say, below, in other format
Education that a Sri Lankan child gets at different stages drafted below; it is not a structure given by a scholar or an educationist pardon me for errors ( i am a learner)
·          Early Childhood
·          Primary
·          Ordinary Level
·          Advance  level
·          University 
             Teaching and Learning is a give and Take process 

According to my understanding Education is essential to be a ‘human’

Education is for;
·          Inner development
·          Socialization ; Often in the process of SOCIALIZATION we forget what the child gives back to the society as a result of the process of the socialization; it’s a give and take process

Socialization is immensely valued, to interact better with the society outside to the family unit of the child. It’s a give and take process. The child gets things from the society and the society gets something from the child in return. What I said at the latter part seemed little strange I guess.  What you (the society) give to the child would definitely come back to the society in what so ever form. It is depend on how a child takes things in from the society and what he /she gets and what the same child gives back to the society via their peers specifically or in other ways is unavoidably important , something that has to be considered within this ‘give and take process’

Knowledge has to be shared I mentioned earlier so this also comes under this ‘give and take’ process. The teacher should give or let me use the term ‘should share’, what they have gained as a student, learner from their teachers – benefactors and from what so ever learning networks

Give and take = sharing

Giving knowledge with fullest confidence is a must. If the learner and the teacher , the benefactor is not confidence enough in what they gain or receive and what is shared with each other that is like ‘doubting knowledge’

Clear every doubt at every learning and teaching process is therefore important   
Humbleness is one of the prominent features of ‘sharing knowledge’ , Teaching and Learning Process ;               
The teacher is a motivator and a director other than a person who say ‘do what I say’ ‘write what I teach you’, ‘I am right you are wrong’, what I say is always right what you say is wrong’. All these, ‘teacher is always right’ attitude, or these perceptions kills the child education that is what I believe personally


Therefore ‘give and take’ and ‘discussions’ thereafter is essential to cut and chop the misunderstandings, misreading of the knowledge facts that a child has grab from various sources that they encounter  during their self learning processes , specifically      

The society; immediate neighbours , neigbours near or far, friends, peers, co workers, institutions or organizations dealing with, each and every person you associate , any global network
Every teacher who teaches what ever subject at or polish the lanes of learning of the child, no matter what ever subject science, mathematics or economics, commerce, arts or crafts ‘the teacher consciously or unconsciously, knowingly or unknowingly ‘sharpen the inner lanes of the student’ at all stages of the learning of the student YET very specifically at the Early childhood and Primary level of learning, ‘school education’

How the science (insert the subject as appropriate) teacher teaches science using what strategy makes a child, a better student and helps improve inner lanes
Child learns ‘BASICS’ of almost all the existing subjects at early and primary levels of learning and then child / student chooses his / her stream of interest to ‘move forward in the chosen area of study’

Child understands, or get chances to identify , recognize, I believe ‘what he can do’ and what he can not do’ during these processes of learning with the help of their teachers , peers , parents, any other sources of learning networks  

When a child becomes an adult/ mature in learning, when they start their learning at ‘universities’ or at any other institution of learning depending on their choices or inevitabilities, they have a role to play in order to sharpen their knowledge bases more than what they did to grab knowledge in the levels of early childhood and Primary or levels after

Education aimed at Carrier development

Syllabuses; if a department of any study uses a syllabus old more than one hundred years, no debate has to be revised or updated

Other than the basic or essential skills to perform accurately in the chosen field of carrier, to enhance inter personal skills, leadership qualities

Classroom activities; change of monitor

Assignments more practical oriented

Discussion sessions, healthy debates to enhance, aimed at needs of the current job markets, 

specifically at higher study levels

Involvements in SPORTS activities important for any learner , student to proceed forward within the chosen areas of studies

It is a role of a student move out of the cages of traditional methods of learning it is always not the responsibility of the ‘teacher’

And similarly it is role of a teacher to update or stunned with latest knowledge rather than expecting syllabus to come with a packet of latest knowledge

And in all these process we can not forget or devalue the importance of the expected role of the relevant authorities in their respective tasks and roles, responsibilities, to fill gaps, if any that are to be filled, after studying each and every minor or main units of institutions, public or private of learning, education or institutes of benefactors by collating relevant information from the scholars or education, getting essential feed backs from in service advisors

This essay is to be continued ……………………..


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