Education is not the filling of a pail

I can vividly say emphatically that I strongly agree with the quote that education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. The quote is almost certainly apocryphal and it must have generated a lot of controversies among the global populace. But I belief this is one of a harmful

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In the Future, Children will still use pencils

Without mincing words I can vividly say that children will still use pencils in the future. This is as a result of it continuous usefulness and it properties. People might said, we are in the age of globalization in which all the world is a stage as put by William Shakespeare, but that does not

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PENCILS TO PIXELS

Most people will tell you we have five senses, sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, but we have six. Feeling, it’s completely different from touching because to feel something it doesn’t even have to be there and I think the age range that are the best at feeling are children. To feel you have to

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“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela

The enduring advancement in scientific innovation and the irresistible potentialities of technology are transforming how we acquire and share knowledge, our understanding of what constitutes educational materials, and the key learning skills we will need to be successful learners. Yesterday, there were no books. Today, books fill libraries and house vast knowledge. What tomorrow holds

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Understanding the words for the heart

  “Gaining knowledge through education is not a great issue to bother with if the language isn’t a barrier”. This is a deep belief of every parent in bringing up their child as an educated person. That’s why a child gifted with languages studies from an early age. Most of the knowledge spread today remains

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Books Are Here To Stay

The world is evolving really fast in various aspects. Radical trends in technology, culture, fashion, transport, civilization, modes of communication-just to mention a few-are very incredible. All the same, they are worth endorsing and appreciating. I was reading the best selling novel ‘The Digital Dead’ in my bedroom a couple of weeks ago. Although I

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A world without printed books – what good and evil may come from this?

When an individual happens to read and contemplate upon this statement, I’m pretty sure that a kind of “creepy sensation” spontaneously germinates in his/her mind. In fact, this statement itself seems a metaphorically thought-provoking and truth-oriented prediction having both positive and negative far-reaching consequences. We have acknowledged that education is one of the backbones of

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In The Future, People Will Cease to Hold Books

To start with, a 2003 survey conducted by a company called the Jenkins Group produced some statistics which have been quoted in books, blog posts and newspaper articles, stating that “One-third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives, 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after

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Education Devoid of Values Makes Man a Cleverer Devil

Education is the system of formal teaching and learning. It is the acquisition of basic knowledge, skills and developing the body and mind while values are rather mental discipline, social efficiency and realization of standards considered worthwhile. One needs not be told that education fetches one power, admiration and respect. In the world today, one

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Touch Their Hearts, Make Them Love Learning

It made a very deep impression on me when I first came across the quote from Nelson Mandela, “If you talk to a man in a language he understand, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”. Implied in Mandela’s quote were my teaching experiences

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The future of books

There is a peddled belief that suggests, “In the future people will cease to own books.” Some go further to state that in the next generation, there will be no physical books but rather digital content since the ageing demographic would be gone with their preferences. I suggest we should clap to that. Earlier this

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Towards a progressive society

  Education is often described as the ‘development of character and mental powers’ (The concise Oxford dictionary, 1976) and its power to liberate the emotion and intellectual condition of people is well captured by T.S. Eliot’s quote when he says that education can be used as a tool for us to break free from the

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In The Future, People Will Cease To Own Books

A book can simply be defined as a set of written, printed, or blank pages, fastened along one side and encased between protective covers. Books are essential for learning processes and other purposes. The idea of people ceasing to own books in the future is in essence not possible due to people’s high preference to

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“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil”. – C.S Lewis

It is only possible to form a judgement about the accuracy of this statement after having formed another: that of what is meant by the term ‘education’. From the nature of the quote, in which C.S Lewis states that people who have received an education without acquiring values often then exploit their education disreputably, it

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If Everyone Were Able to Speak English, What Would Happen to the Other Languages?

Imagine 20 years from now. English is the universal language. Travelling to Europe, Asia, Africa, South America is a piece of cake. English is spoken everywhere. By everyone. No more talking with your hands or having to point at objects to make yourself understood. No need to carry a pocket dictionary. No more fumbling around

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Education Opens Doors

T.S. Eliot’s words “It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time— for we are bound by that—but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time” serve to remind us that education enables us to overcome even great obstacles. It opens doors, builds

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