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What is your definition of good education?

Being a teacher at middle school for twenty-year.The question:What is the so called good education? It keeps haunting in my mind.I feel good to keep asking me the question.Because I really hope what my teaching can help young people to understand their lives better.As well as I know it is not a solo aspect to definite good education.But I would like you come to share your understanding of good education.Because I think it is never be enough to keep talking about education.As much as we can come together to communicate it.We need everyone join in talking education,we will see better education around us.Thanks.

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  • Apr 20 2013: to impart excelence in any one in field he desires.
    • Apr 21 2013: Thanks,sibtain ali:).I couldn't help giving your five for your brevity of the best wit about education.Could you share more about how can we teachers'to impart excellence in any one "?If you were a teacher...what would you do to achieve the aim you sharing with us?
      • Apr 21 2013: well in that case i am a lecturer in engineering college........look the purpose of education is to effect the affective domain of the learner...aka the way he uses his knowledge to to overcome problems in real lfe situations.......but todays education system gives amphasis on cognitive domain...aka...bookish knowledge......what iam trying to say is even after graduating with an hounours degree ,when the person go in his job he is unable to relate his knowledge with problems he is hired to solve for in his job....what can be done to to overcome this problems is to teach topics in class with the help of practical case studies.....making students aware of what problems they might face in job industrry........this one aspect to change .............about imparting exellence in one field i should say we must allow and motivate students to find what they love to do in there early age............this can be started in graduation level i wont say that it will work in primary level of education....
        • Apr 21 2013: wowo,sibtain ali,thanks .but I think affective domain and cognitive domain we should have a balance of teaching for both.Especially when I learnt "Carl Rogers's learner-centered teaching and Piaget's cognitive theory..." I felt aswesome for their great achievement in teaching and learning.
          But now in china,eventhough we know how important affective domain education for children,we keep knoweledge orientation in exams to judge their talents.That's the main reason why some of children commit suicide..being a teacher,whenever I heard the bad new again and again,I couldn't help tearing,eventhough I never taught them,thought of them so young and chose this way to end their life,I always ask me:anything else I can try my best to do?

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