What is life without purpose? If all men lived just for the sake of living, without visions, dreams, aspirations and goals, why should I, for instance, task myself to write this essay in the first place? Imagine great minds whose lives were driven by a vision such as Leonardo Da Vinci drew no paintings nor
Imagine living in an entirely, homogenised world, where you belonged to the one and only species alive on the face of the planet. If you only knew about yourself and others like you, how could you ever broaden your horizons? In my opinion, school is one of the most important places, where students can be
Arts and sciences; it seems that educational representatives, and indeed, politics has aided in the drawing of battle lines between the two, trying to measure the importance of each to both education and our lives in general. The ‘core’ academic subjects, such as maths and the sciences, have always been viewed as the holy grail
Everyone is trying to construct and make their lives right yet it is not enough. The question is, where is your target? Focus? Is it truly in line with what you want to achieve? Some of us are like constructors who want to put up a building without a blue print. This can only result
By envisioning the school of the future, I sense that the traditional educational system might not be enough to prepare the youth to handle the future, if it doesn’t contemplate the Arts as an integrated part of the school curriculum. The reason is simple: the more the world progresses, diversified, well technologically connected and fast,
Tim lives at the end of a very long road, at the foot the Bluff, and a long way up the valley. His garden is overflowing with life – purple potatoes, green beans, and many apple trees. A rippling stream runs between the cottage and the weaver’s house. Everything Tim eats comes from his garden.
Dear Mr. Green Machine, The instructions were both concise and clear: a line drawing of a bridge, one large sheet of white paper, charcoal. We discussed and explored line, depth, structure, colour, features and shapes. You nodded enthusiastically in agreement when I asked if everyone understood the task. We looked at the enlarged photographs of
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso I’m 15 years old and this expression tends to fade as I’m getting older, maybe this is due to some sort of insecurity or a hectic lifestyle. Granted, I’ve seen many individuals around me who made
It was about 9:10 am or so on that Monday morning and I was hurrying to catch up with my 10:00 am statistics lecture. Along the corridor of Hall-2, very close to Hall-3, the venue for the lecture, I heard a shattering noise that jolted me to a halt. Looking around, I saw a group
At the convocation ceremony of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, it is typical to hear the Vice Chancellor use the phrase “having been found worthy in character and learning” when conferring degrees and diplomas on the graduating students. While this is true of many other institutions of higher learning as well, it hugely underscores the
It is easy for children to be the artists that Picasso believed them to be; especially now, when encouragement is promoted far more than deterrence, regardless of the activity in question. It is also, however, easy to see his claim that grown-ups are not expected to be artists; those who pursue a career in the
Parents, the world over send their children to schools and universities to get an education. In the minds of all these parents is a dream, to bring up all round children that will eventually grow into self-reliant adults. This mission can only be achieved if the child is able to acquire knowledge, skills, values, beliefs
When they’re splashing red paint around the house, scrawling on the walls and snapping crayons in half, it’s pretty hard to see children as budding artists. However, it isn’t necessarily what they do so much as what they think that makes children so refreshing, and occasionally puzzling, to adults. You could say that a child
Once apon a time when I was still a young boy, my mother told me that we are going to village. On the way, I saw a tree was beautiful. I told her, “mother can you stop,” and I see the tree properly she stopped the car and I went to see the tree well.
In order to answer this question, we need to define art. Art takes many forms: paintings, media and film to name a few, and as the internet has become an increasingly embedded part of modern life, these forms of art have developed, and to a certain extent, prospered. We also need to establish the context.
My question is this: why would personal living standards be more important than saving the planet? I can’t find any argument to support saving our individual selves instead of the entire world, because that would be selfish and irresponsible. Our personal living needs are important, but not as important as the needs of the planet:
Looking at the title we may think: what is the need for teaching social behavior? First of all, what is social behavior? ‘Social behavior is a term used to describe the general conduct exhibited by an individual within the society’. This type of behavior determines how individuals interact with one another within society. Lack of
“The arts are of incalculable worth in what it means to be a human being.” Philip Pullman Education can be understood as the art of imparting knowledge, ideas, skills and judgment of facts that have been learnt either formally or informally. This art is of incalculable worth in what it means to be a human
The Split: separation of artist and scientist My proudest memory of primary school was the day the headmaster came to our classroom to read the class a story that I had written. He particularly liked my use of the words ‘murky’ and ‘blushed’; interesting vocabulary makes good stories, he said. If he’d been more familiar
The lines of Philip Pullman are so very true that “Arts are of incalculable worth in what it means to be a human being”. Art is of paramount importance according to my personal view. Art is the only reason behind the evolution of man. Art has played an integral role in making a human being