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What is Education? Education has been an important aspect in people's lives. As children

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Humanities 1101 - 050 (DL) Instructor: Linda Christensen For: Dr. Robert Nicholls What is Education? By: Ken Hirai October 12, 2005 What is Education? Education has been an important aspect in people's lives. As children, they start their academic careers in elementary school and as they grow older they move onto middle school, and then finally high school. I believe that from elementary school to high school, students are getting the minimal amount of education. Some people stop their education after their grade twelve year and some go onto post-secondary institutions. In addition, I also believe that students who finish high school but decide not to pursue post-secondary schools will have acquired enough education to carry on with their lives and as well as getting entry level jobs. Furthermore, students who continue their education in colleges and universities will become more academically skilled while increasing their chances of getting a well paid job (depending on their major). Their lives will be enriched as well. In this paper, I will argue my thoughts on what is the experience of education. ...read more.

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All these methods are a part of the educational experience. Acquiring an ability and skill comes from practicing certain methods such as writing research papers, writing essays, solving mathematical problems, or analyzing case studies, just to name a few. Or in the case of trades school, practicing hands-on on careers such as Carpentry, Welding, or Auto Mechanics etc. Our character can be developed in some ways. I feel that by pursuing a higher education we become more mature mentally and spiritually. By working with fellow classmates and instructors, a person's character can be developed from practicing communication skills and working in teams. Communication skills and team working skills are essential in today's job market. During people's academic careers, they will often run into some difficulty and ask for the teacher's assistance or go see a tutor. Getting help from others is an important factor in ones educational experience. Without help one may not succeed and the results will be different than originally expected. For example, during my years in high school, I was failing some science courses just before mid-term time and I did not seek help until a few weeks before the final exams. ...read more.

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My interpretation on this quote is that an individual's education must be viewed as an experience that is ongoing and continuously changing; that is to continually cycle through different experiences. Dewey has provided me with some good insight on the experience of education. My conclusion is that during one's academic career, they will gain the experience, skill, and ability to think practically, independently, and critically. These skills are crucial in life, as they will help people analyze and solve different situations. These skills should not be overlooked and should not be taken for granted. We must appreciate the world around us and be thankful for what education has provided us. Without education, we may not be able to do everyday things such as calculating our expenses, thinking logically, and interpreting one's idea, etc. I believe that in life, all people to some extent are committed to life-long learning. Everyday we go through an experience such as studying at school, helping out in the community, or being a good Samaritan. For every experience we gain, we use that experience to gain another experience. ...read more.

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