What is the purpose of education - a degree or knowledge?Education has a deep impact on human life. When human life is changed it leaves a big impact on this planet too. Education is a natural phenomenon that comes from within. Even a small kid instinctively starts getting an education by observing his family environment. His innocent mind collect all data effortlessly by ambience and aura suffused within four walls. When a small child starts speaking parents get him admitted to a school and thus it starts his journey for education in a formal way. He works hard and keeps progressing in getting an education and eventually having completed his education he gets a good job or settles as a businessman or self-employed etc.
My intention to start this thread is to know your views about the purpose of education. The question arises as to why we get our child admitted to a school. Do we really want our child to get marks in the progress report or we want to see him as a knowledgeable person? When someone studies in the classroom he gets knowledge however, the level of education varies from student to student. A few years ago the movie three idiots was released in which the hero plays a mockery of the educational system and the general mentality of students that everybody seems to have maximum marks in examinations so that they might get a placement in any good organization. He emphasized that this is a wrong notion and practice of the students, teachers as well as parents. Everybody seems to be involved in the race of getting maximum marks but nobody thinks to learn something new. I totally agree with the message mentioned in the movie.
Now the question is - Are we running after a degree or Are we interested in having knowledge?<