20 Fascinating Facts about the Benefits of Arts Education

Immanuel Kant believed that education differs from training in that the former involves thinking whereas the latter does not. In addition to educating reason, of central importance to him was the development of character and teaching of moral maxims. Kant was a proponent of public education and of learning by doing.

Leo Marx considered the word “technology” itself as problematic, susceptible to reification and “phantom objectivity”, which conceals its fundamental nature as something that is only valuable insofar as it benefits the human condition. Technology ultimately comes down to affecting the relations between people, but this notion is obfuscated when technology is treated as an abstract notion devoid of good and evil. Langdon Winner makes a similar point by arguing that the underdevelopment of the philosophy of technology leaves us with an overly simplistic reduction in our discourse to the supposedly dichotomous notions of the “making” versus the “uses” of new technologies, and that a narrow focus on “use” leads us to believe that all technologies are neutral in moral standing. These critiques would have us ask not, “How do we maximize the role or advancement of technology in education?”, but, rather, “What are the social and human consequences of adopting any particular technology?”

As a part of the tenth Five year Plan (2002-2007), the central government of India outlined an expenditure of 66% of its total education budget of ?438 billion (US$660;billion) i.e. ?288 billion (US$360;billion) on elementary education; 9% i.e. ?425 billion (US$65060;million) on secondary education; 9% i.e. ?15 billion (US$19060;million) on adult education; 5% i.e. ?4765 billion (US$63060;million) on higher education; 17% i.e. ?47 billion (US$71060;million) on technical education; and the remaining 4% i.e. ?235 billion (US$9460;million) on miscellaneous education schemes.

In the academic year 2011 2012 most undergraduates paid fees that were set at a maximum of L3,375 per annum. These fees are repayable after graduation, contingent on attaining a certain level of income, with the state paying all fees for students from the poorest backgrounds. UK students are generally entitled to student loans for maintenance. Undergraduates admitted for the academic year 2012 2013 will pay tuition fees set at a maximum of up to L9,000 per annum, with most universities charging over L6,000 per annum, and other higher education providers charging less.

The 2002 No Child Left Behind, passed by a bipartisan coalition in Congress provided federal aid to the states in exchange for measures to penalize schools that were not meeting the goals as measured by standardized state exams in mathematics and language skills. In the same year, the U.S. Supreme Court diluted some of the century old “Blaine” laws upheld an Ohio law allowing aid to parochial schools under specific circumstances. The 2006 Commission on the Future of Higher Education evaluated higher education.

On Narai’s death, fearing further foreign interference in Thai education and culture, and conversion to Catholicism, xenophobic sentiments at court increased and diplomatic activities were severely reduced and ties with the West and any forms of Western education were practically severed. They did not recover their former levels until the reign of King Mongkut in the mid nineteenth century.

It has been alleged, since the 1950s and especially in recent years, that American schooling is undergoing a crisis in which academic performance is behind other countries, such as Russia, Japan, or China, in core subjects. Congress passed the National Defense Education Act in 1958 in an attempt to rectify these problems, and a series of other legislative acts in later decades such as No Child Left Behind. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, however, American students of 2012 ranked 25th in math, 17th in science, and 14th in reading compared with students in 27 other countries. In 2013, Amanda Ripley published The Smartest Kids in the World (And How They Got That Way), a comparative study of how the American education system differs from top performing countries such as Finland and South Korea.

For example, a 1999 study by the Guttmacher Institute found that most U.S. sex education courses in grades 7 through 12 cover puberty, HIV, STDs, abstinence, implications of teenage pregnancy, and how to resist peer pressure. Other studied topics, such as methods of birth control and infection prevention, sexual orientation, sexual abuse, and factual and ethical information about abortion, varied more widely.

Educational technology and e learning can occur in or out of the classroom. It can be self paced, asynchronous learning or may be instructor led, synchronous learning. It is suited to distance learning and in conjunction with face to face teaching, which is termed blended learning. Educational technology is used by learners and educators in homes, schools (both K 12 and higher education), businesses, and other settings.

From the first Five year Plan onwards, India’s emphasis was to develop a pool of scientifically inclined manpower. India’s National Policy on Education (NPE) provisioned for an apex body for regulation and development of higher technical education, which came into being as the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 1987 through an act of the Indian parliament. At the federal level, the Indian Institutes of Technology,the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, the National Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology are deemed of national importance.

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Therefore, we can define the ‘four major problem areas that may be the basis … of a truly African philosophy of education. “This ethno philosophy of education; phenomenology of African education, critics of African education and philosophical analysis of African education. In Aristotelian causality of technical responsibilities of philosophy are formal reasons, but the trends in African philosophy are material causes. Formal and material causes of co constitutive principle of substantial time, on the merits of the African philosophy of education is possible within the framework of Njoroge and Bennaars. As they say, Wittgenstein (1981; 14) “What is the image that its elements are connected with each other in some way, ‘this’ pictorial form ‘of reality (15). In fine shape reality ‘picture … attached … actually … is at once so that the picture is a measure of what reality should be. (1521). As part of Njoroge and Bennars is a measure that should be seen as African philosophy of education.

From around the 13th century until the latter part of the 19th century, the Three Character Classic, which is an embodiment of Confucian thought suitable for teaching to young children, served as a child’s first formal education at home. The text is written in triplets of characters for easy memorization. With illiteracy common for most people at the time, the oral tradition of reciting the classic ensured its popularity and survival through the centuries. With the short and simple text arranged in three character verses, children learned many common characters, grammar structures, elements of Chinese history and the basis of Confucian morality.

At risk students (those with educational needs that are not associated with a disability) are often placed in classes with students who have disabilities. Critics assert that placing at risk students in the same classes as students with disabilities may impede the educational progress of people with disabilities. Some special education classes have been criticized for a watered down curriculum.

According to the Department of Education, approximately 6 million children (roughly 10 percent of all school aged children) currently receive some type of special education services. As with most countries in the world, students who are poor, ethnic minorities, or do not speak the dominant language fluently are disproportionately identified as needing special education services. Poor, black and Latino urban schools are more likely to have limited resources and to employ inexperienced teachers that do not cope well with student behavior problems, “thereby increasing the number of students they referred to special education.”

… two educational concepts and methods in accordance with the analysis are in conflict. Banking education attempts to mythicizing actually, to hide certain facts which explain the way men exist in the world, the problem posed education sets itself the task of de mythologizing. Banking education resists dialogue, problem based learning raises concerns of dialogue as essential acts of cognition, which reveals the reality. Banking students being seen as objects of assistance; problem puts education makes them critical thinkers. Banking education hinders creativity and domesticates of intentionality of consciousness by isolating consciousness from the world, thereby depriving them of men ontological and historical vocation of becoming more fully human.

Remember high school gym class? You played volleyball, ran a mile on the track, and ducked before being hit in the face during a vigorous game of dodge ball? Physical education has been part of the educational scene for nearly 200 years. It is vital that students participate in physical education to keep their mind and body in peak learning condition. Currently, the childhood obesity rate is dangerously climbing to epidemic levels. Therefore, the focus on physical education is more important then ever before.

Not only is multimedia in high demand in the graphic arts industry, but it is an exciting discipline to pursue. Interactive design allows profound communication through interactivity. Using all the tricks of the trade, such as virtual reality, digital imagery, sound, video and 2D/3D animation; a multimedia project can deliver messages more effectively than any communication tool we have ever used in the past. Multimedia educational programs must be fast paced to keep up with the ever changing industry.

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In higher education especially, a virtual learning environment (VLE) is sometimes combined with a management information system (MIS) to create a managed learning environment) in which all aspects of a course are handled through a consistent user interface throughout the institution. Physical universities and newer online only colleges offer select academic degrees and certificate programs via the Internet. Some programs require students to attend some campus classes or orientations, but many are delivered completely online. Several universities offer online student support services, such as online advising and registration, e counseling, online textbook purchases, student governments and student newspapers.

The main sex education programme in Scotland is Healthy Respect, which focuses not only on the biological aspects of reproduction but also on relationships and emotions. Education about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases are included in the programme as a way of encouraging good sexual health. In response to a refusal by Catholic schools to commit to the programme, however, a separate sex education programme has been developed for use in those schools. Funded by the Scottish Government, the programme Called to Love focuses on encouraging children to delay sex until marriage, and does not cover contraception, and as such is a form of abstinence only sex education.

Education began in prehistory, as adults trained the young in the knowledge and skills deemed necessary in their society. In pre literate societies this was achieved orally and through imitation. Story telling passed knowledge, values, and skills from one generation to the next. As cultures began to extend their knowledge beyond skills that could be readily learned through imitation, formal education developed. Schools existed in Egypt at the time of the Middle Kingdom.

In 1971, Ivan Illich published a hugely influential book called, Deschooling Society, in which he envisioned “learning webs” as a model for people to network the learning they needed. The 1970s and 1980s saw notable contributions in computer based learning by Murray Turoff and Starr Roxanne Hiltz at the New Jersey Institute of Technology as well as developments at the University of Guelph in Canada. In 1976, Bernard Luskin launched Coastline Community College as a “college without walls” using television station KOCE TV as a vehicle. In the UK the Council for Educational Technology supported the use of educational technology, in particular administering the government’s National Development Programme in Computer Aided Learning (1973-77) and the Microelectronics Education Programme (1980-86).

Educational technology includes numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video, and includes technology applications and processes such as audio or video tape, satellite TV, CD ROM, and computer based learning, as well as local intranet/extranet and web based learning. Information and communication systems, whether free standing or based on either local networks or the Internet in networked learning, underlie many e learning processes.

Locus of control remains an important consideration in successful engagement of e learners. According to the work of Cassandra B. Whyte, the continuing attention to aspects of motivation and success in regard to e learning should be kept in context and concert with other educational efforts. Information about motivational tendencies can help educators, psychologists, and technologists develop insights to help students perform better academically.

Educational psychology can in part be understood through its relationship with other disciplines. It is informed primarily by psychology, bearing a relationship to that discipline analogous to the relationship between medicine and biology. Educational psychology in turn informs a wide range of specialties within educational studies, including instructional design, educational technology, curriculum development, organizational learning, special education and classroom management. Educational psychology both draws from and contributes to cognitive science and the learning sciences. In universities, departments of educational psychology are usually housed within faculties of education, possibly accounting for the lack of representation of educational psychology content in introductory psychology textbooks (Lucas, Blazek, Raley, 2006).

Universities may employ a number of people. Depending on the funding, a university typically hires one teacher per 3-25 students. According to the ideal of research university, the university teaching staff is actively involved in the research of the institution. In addition, the university usually also has dedicated research staff and a considerable support staff. Typically to work in higher education as a member of the academic faculty, a candidate must first obtain a doctorate in an academic field, although some lower teaching positions require only a master’s degree.