The 21st century has in all changed a lot in ways we used to live our lives even a decade ago. In an age where technology becomes obsolete every year there has been minimal research work and implementation on Advanced Education Systems and use of Technology in Education. Many scholars would debate on this that there is phenomenal growth in the use of technology in Education over a decade or so, but I would differ to agree and I have reasons for it.
Use of technology in education is only limited to the concept of use of computer science engineering in education, whereas the crux still remains untouched and that is the development in techniques and psycho-social development in education. Even though we introduce a hell lot of technical assistance in learning the reasons why it won’t produce best results is the question — WHY?
WHY — As humans we are naturally inclined towards seeking knowledge, but over the years we are not seeking knowledge, our habits have changed and the only thing we are seeking right now is information. So basically, we transformed from a highly sophisticated knowledge seeking species to programmed robots.
We know the WHAT of everything, we know the HOW and gradually we are developing on it and we even know the WHO. They are all printed in textbooks and carved in our minds, but we have no answer to WHY.
Why are things happening the way they are right now?
Why are we suppose to follow the norms?
Why should I be a part of the rat race?
Why are we degrading as humans?
A Purposeful Education
It’s is the most fundamental questions that directly triggers the pituitary glands. The motive behind education should not be seeking information but purposeful knowledge. WHY is the question we are supposed to train the kids to ask. They are supposed to search for their purpose themselves and discover the answers not mentioned in the textbooks.
For humanity to progress and sustain it must be devoted to the most intimate questions and dare to seek for the unknown , this is not something new. Our ancestors have been doing this since ages. We just need to polish the rust and bring purpose to our learning and produce people who are educated and not just literate.