Learning/ Education

07/13/2010 § Leave a comment

Learning/Education/Student/Application Definition Learn:1. transitive and intransitive verb acquire information or skill: to acquire knowledge of a subject or skill through education or experience
2. transitive and intransitive verb find out: to gain information about somebody or something
3. transitive verb memorize something: to memorize something such as facts, a poem, a piece of music, or a dance
4. transitive verb teach somebody something: to teach a topic or skill to somebody
[ Old English leornian< Indo-European, “track”]Definition
Education:  the imparting and acquiring of knowledge through teaching and learning, especially at a school or similar institution1. transitive and intransitive verb teach somebody: to give knowledge to or develop the abilities of somebody by teaching
2. transitive verb arrange schooling for somebody: to arrange or provide schooling for somebody
3. transitive verb train somebody: to train somebody, or improve somebody’s awareness in a particular field
4. transitive verb develop something: to develop or improve a faculty or sense

[15th century. < Latin educat-, past participle of educare “bring up, rear,” related to educere “lead out” < ducere“lead”]

Definition Student: A student is one who studies. He is an attentive & systematic observer. A student is one who reads in detail in order to learn and then apply. As a student studies he knows that his purpose is to understand the materials he is studying by reading, observing and demonstrating so as to apply them to a specific result. He connects what he is studying to what he will be doing.
[15th century. Alteration of Old French estudiant< Latin student-, present participle of studere“be diligent”]

 Learn thoroughly what should be learnt. And having learnt, stand according to that. Tirukkural 0391 [2] The wealth that never declines is learning. All others are not riches. Tirukkural 0400

“It is appalling how education tries to reduce all children to the same level mentally. There are just as many degrees and kinds of intelligence as there are children.
The most heartless, useless, damnable thing ever invented was the group examination. It is here the class learns individual bitterness. The “bright boy” is not always bright. He has had a chance because he has security at home and his only fear in this life is that he will not become, perhaps, an engineer.  Such a boy is always infuriating. Such a girl is always just a little too smug. Why?
Because on the examination paper, that boy or girl is shown to have more “intelligence” than the rest of the class. “Society” is run for this boy and girl. Their mental equipment is average, their home life good. They have clothes just good enough and also looks just good enough. Put to the real test, the boy and the girl are often found to be lacking in imagination but have what we call an excellent memory.” Excalibur by L. Ron Hubbard
[1] The young are so easily persuaded by the priest or the politician, by the rich or the poor, to think in a particular way; but the right
kind of education should help them to be watchful of
these influences so that they do not repeat slogans like parrots or
fall into any cunning trap of greed, whether their own or that of
another. They must not allow authority to stifle their minds and
hearts. To follow another, however great, or to give one’s adherence to
a gratifying ideology, will not bring about a peaceful world.

Source –Education and the Significance of Life by J Krishnamurti

[2] Will the parents help to create an educational center where there is
no fear?Superficially, that means no examinations because examinations
do bring about a state of fear, a sense of competition. Are the
parents prepared to create an educational center where the boy is not
taught to surpass some other boy, where the students are not given
marks and divided as the stupid and the clever, but where each boy and
each girl is an individual to be helped to find his or her vocation? If
the parents are not prepared to create educational centers of this
kind, then how do you expect them to come into being? –Jiddu Krishnamurti, Talks by Krishnamurti in India 1954-1955 (Verbatim Report) Madras, Banaras, Bombay
The purpose of education is to cultivate right relationship, not only between individuals, but also between the individual and society ~ J Krishnamurti

First, Second & Third Barriers to Study and Education by L. Ron Hubbard


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