“Quality is at the heart of education. It influences what students learn, how they learn and what benefits they draw from their education” – (EFA GMR 2005, Education for All – The Quality Imperative).
Quality education in its basic meaning is one that provides all learners with capabilities they require to become economically productive, develop sustainable livelihoods, contribute to peaceful and democratic societies and enhance individual well-being.
These days, we see students being taught lessons using rote learning methods where they are asked to repeat everything they learn over and over again to memorize it instead of actually learning it. We need to understand the importance of quality education where the student learns how to apply everything they learn on a daily basis in their lives and grow as individuals.
Why quality education:
Access to quality education is essential for all, for development. A quality education at the school level helps set the foundation for college for the student. If a student is clear with the basics in school and knows how to apply them, college studies become easier to grasp since it is the continuation of school education, thus making the student further efficient and productive. Education, not only provides children, youth and adults with the knowledge and skills to be active citizens and to fulfill themselves as individuals, it is also a pillar that holds the nation together. Quality education is one of the most important tools for the betterment of humanity as well as for the development of modernization in the civilization.
The impact of quality education:
If a student is taught his lessons with quality instead of quantity, they learn how to think, they learn how to apply their learnings in everyday situations instead of being stuck with what they’re made to think. Quality education also includes the education of ethics and morals which go a long way in the professional aspect. It also plays a vital role in the development of a nation. If a nation has financial and human resources, but no human resource to actually utilize the financial resources in a beneficial manner, development goes down the graph. Quality education has its impact on the growth and development of an individual as well as the country.
How can we teach quality education:
Quality education begins with involving the student in the classrooms. It determines how much and how well the students learn and the extent to which their education translates into a range of personal, social and developmental benefits. Teach a student how to think and not what to think. Using techniques like Smartclass is one of the best methods to involve the student in a class and make it a lively experience for them.
As Albert Einstein rightly said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”. Let’s engage and involve each student so they never forget the lessons and are able to apply the learning in a manner where they can grow and develop as individuals and also contribute to the growth of the Nation.