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topic: "EDUCATION MEANS DEVELOPING THE MIND, NOT STUFFING THE MEMORY."
Respond to this quotation . Do you agree or disagree? why?
Education means an all-round development of body, mind and spirit. Education can either be an academic or an experiential outcome; but helps in the overall growth of personality of an individual. Hence, I agree ,with the quote "EDUCATION MEANS DEVELOPING THE MIND, NOT STUFFING THE MEMORY."
Education is an on going process, of knowing our own ignorance. Literacy is one of the means of education and it is not an start or end to education. Education helps one to understand a situation, take the challenge and explore the means to achieve the goals. Not knowing the directions and no supervision, does not pave our way in the direction of our destination. An educated person with the knowledge of action will definitely have an clear idea of his goals and the means to achieve them.
We learn something and the purpose behind it ,is its usage but not merely locking our knowledge without any advantage.Education makes an empty brain into a open mind.
Right from our birth, a person is under the gradual process of education. We learn to respect our parents, elders,how to move in the society, sharing our thoughts,working on the goals through the process of knowing and implementing - education. For example: in a situation ,where we have to act, if we simply recollect and memorize our actions without any reaction ,does our education help ?The mind will never grow without experiencing and experimenting.
Coming to a classroom, it is a place where introduction to the outside world is given. We are exposed to different varied subjects like maths,social sciences ,economics,humanities,literature etc. Are we not using the knowledge ,gained in the classroom? Definitely yes, that knowledge pushes us forward in our interventions with the outside world. An academic knowledge with experience of how and when to use it, gives a person his recognisation in the society. Having all knowledge and not using does not make any sense of having memory of them. A developed mind will always search for the opportunities to show its knowledge, indeed the educational facts it learned and not memorized.
A open brain is always welcomed and helps in the growth of an educated person, rather than narrowing his opportunities. So, education means to develop an open mind. I conclude with the agreement that education means developing mind not stuffing it with memory.