Education is Essential
Education is essential in life and should be embraced by everyone. They stated that a good education system should equip the learner with critical thinking skills. These critical skills are considered important in objectively identifying problems in society by identifying the challenges and their solutions (Vero & Puka, 217). Their study was aimed at unraveling the university as a source of equipping students with critical thinking skills. It was stated that critical skills should become part of the education process to enable the learners to be problem solvers in the society. The study was conducted at Tirana University and was particular on the curriculum applied by the institution.
Developing Critical Thinking
It was noted that by teaching persons to make sound decisions, they get the opportunity to live better lives in future, contribute positively to the society, as opposed to being burdens to the community (Vero & Puka 218). Additionally, education is not a guarantee to better life, but a ladder to the better life. Apart from that, it is considered a better approach to life than bad decision making in life.
The critical thinking that good education practices develop was found to enable one to have a reflective judgment. It allows an individual to establish the quality and benefits of one`s thoughts. It is aimed at getting results but not venturing on opinions (Vero & Puka, 219). The system and education are beneficial if it will lead to basing one`s views on facts. Moreover, it enables an individual to be reasonable, clear and relevant in his or her judgment because of the application of competent and active interpretation of arguments, and observations.
Benefits from Gaining Education
Moreover, it was stated that active learning enables the learner to think and interpret the knowledge for application in life critically. One gets an opportunity to use evidence, concepts, and procedures in making valid decisions in life. Through it, a questioning attitude is developed by an individual in decision making which makes the decisions to be rational and helpful. The critical thinking enables the recipient to have good oral communication, structure his or her argument, manage time, work with others and apply logic and analytical reasoning in life (Vero & Puka 224). The use of critical thinking gained from education leads to the development in sciences and democracy in our society. This is made possible due to the ability of the leaders and experimenters to use logic in reasoning as opposed to prejudice. It was established that the university did not fully incorporate critical thinking in its education. However, the need for critical thinking was emphasized to enable learners to face the world and work for the community (Vero & Puka, 232).
According to Rose (25), the benefits of education are still more than its absence. This is what made many Americans gain employment in other countries who lacked employees for their organizations. Additionally, those who manage to attain higher education receive better earnings in their entire life, have higher chances of marriage, their unemployment rates decline, access better health and get an opportunity to get involved in elective positions.
The value of education is manifested in the rise in graduation rates over the years. This reinforced the importance of the benefits that are realized from schooling by the participants’ need for skills was depicted by the high number of bachelor degrees sought by students. A higher education corresponds to acquisition of more skills that require more pay (Rose 26). Thus, supporting the need for education as the major determinant of quality life.
(Galleta,48) adds to the benefits received from gaining an education. This reinforces the importance of the government and non-governmental organizations attach to the acquisition of education. In 2006, President George W. Bush made a tax-free benefit for pensioners who saved money for their dependants’ education. Through the Act, persons who contributed money to a qualified tuition program were not subjected to taxation. The move became a motivator for savings due to its exempt status from tax provided the contributor did not surpass the amounts required for the dependant`s education expenses. Consequently, education expenses such as the purchase of books, supplies, recreational fees, and education facilities access were considered qualified expenses.
Later on, more education expenses got included in deductible expenses such as the internet, and computer use (Galleta, 49). Through this, the access to education was made affordable and led to the rise of students since it covered both graduate and undergraduate studies. Additionally, the amounts contributed by an employer towards an employee`s education was also subject to deductible taxes. Apart from that, the loans got by an individual towards the pursuit of knowledge were interest deductible (Galleta, 51).
Education is vital in enabling students` transition effectively through college and workforce challenges. Through education, an individual gets the opportunity to realize his or her vocation and venture in it successfully. This reasoning was brought about by the availability of many opportunities that people experience as well as distractions from many voices. Consequently, an individual fails to recognize his or her true calling in life because of the pressures to conform to external forces (Scott, 33). These forces emanate from friends, relatives, and other distant persons in society. She appreciated the urge by students to pursue courses that resonate with their strengths, likes, values, and personal experiences. However, the pursuit of one`s desired course has always been a challenge due to the resistance and disapproval from external forces.
The need to design an educational process that enables students to co-operate thereby, allowing them to perceive the world realistically, transformatively, optimistically, and hopefully was then established (Scott, 35). Hence, a 4D educational mechanism was introduced which enabled the students to Discover, Dream, Design, and Destiny themselves to their calling in life.
The discovery element entailed the realization of one`s potential without limiting one`s ability from the challenges experienced. After discovery, past experiences were reflected and compared to the current images of companies, life situations, and events that they would like to be associated with. Eventually, these reflections led to the discovery of one`s strengths, likes, and dislikes which translate into successful engagement in fruitful ventures.
A study conducted in Australia established that education has a positive benefit for both the individual and society (Murray 230). This was informed by the shift of funding from public institutions to tertiary institutions by the government. Some of the examples of benefits that arose from education included the rise in the nation`s Gross Domestic Product, the making of good decisions that help the society, peace and so forth. Education was established to have a macro-social context whereby, the benefits could not be associated with a single person but communities and internationally such as the reduction in crimes, improved health, and policy formulation.
Education was seen as important in the transmission of skills from one individual to another in organizations. This was made possible through the interactions of employees. However, the shift of money from public institutions to tertiary institutions were found to be beneficial to the individual students and could not be attributed to the whole nation (Murray 234). What was realized is that an education system that promotes social education is what can translate into societal cohesion.
Importance of Education
The acquisition of education, in general, leads to a better life of the recipient which may translate to the society indirectly. Higher education enables individuals to discover their true calling in life. Through this, they get an opportunity to venture into their passionate fields and get the maximum benefits. Additionally, it enables people to make critical decisions in life which could not be possible without education. The governments` sponsorship of students reinforces this importance of education and offering concessions that make education affordable. Lastly, it has enabled the world and nations develop in medical, technological and social angles.