The idea of true education
All other "wisdom" and "science" must be first tested by the infallible word of God. I must have it to obtain eternity with my God.
Individuals, issue justice, set down rights, without thinking critically—this will not work. These successes, in any amount, have come to individuals, because they strove to think uniquely and have been able to face the challenges life has thrown at them.
This, in my opinion, is what we should be doing. When young readers connect with a character in a story, when they follow that character through all manner of crises and see how that character copes—or sometimes fails to cope—they are learning life skills, vicariously.
I want this education in my life.
You can read about it in Education pages as well as the stories penned down in Scripture. Learning is by doing.
What is true learning
The effort behind all this should not be to put everything learnt to practice, but to be aware of the possibilities that exist beyond classrooms. What drives the catalyst and the reaction? The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. To love Him, the infinite, the omniscient One, with the whole strength, and mind, and heart, means the highest development of every power. The lessons thus imprinted upon their minds will not be soon forgotten. I have seen 14 year-old faces light up like beacons when I ask this and it is not over Shakespeare or Keats. Such attributes cannot be gained only from formal classroom training and application of instructions to be followed; these can be acquired by honing a myriad list of helpful skills, having an understanding of the significance and working knowledge of some meditation techniques , certain Eastern philosophies , which may sometimes be needed to combat hostile circumstances and people. The ideal plan for education demonstrated throughout the Bible is: 1.
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