Education is a continuous process. This journey has started when man was homeless and speechless and has now reached a state when man is searching for a home on Mars too. Since then education has never been the same. From what is learnt to the way is learnt, everything has changed; and is still changing. Here is how the journey went on:
It was a time when no body knew anything and man was his own teacher. He on his own learnt how to hunt and travel. But he was no different from animals. Communication was just improving. His education was still unrefined! But he took the first step of transformation from animal to a social animal.
Arts & Teacher:
After hunting, he started learning art. carving monuments out of stones, drawing, making coins and writing! He started spreading the word to next generations. He was a teacher now to his own people. Every family taught their off-springs about danger, about arts etc., Human being started getting better and civilised. By now he was a settled citizen.
Local gurus used to teach every student of that area everything they needed to know while growing up. Arts, culture, language everything was a part of it. There was no divisions or branches in this education. Nevertheless, the concept of schools stated here. People were taught everything, and were made jack of all trades. Students who entered gurukuls at an early age used to leave it as a complete person by their 20th year.
Divided educational institutions:
Education started being divided. Ideology that a student can learn something better if that the teaching is more specific, started to raise. Yes, this way more efficient and effective professionals were made. Students got opportunity to learn deeper things they love. Education became more professional and civilized. By this stage education was an important aspect of the society. Engineering colleges, arts colleges, science colleges, home science colleges everything came up and education got a strict curriculum and ya, even a ministry!
Students started becoming teachers themselves and internet started teaching. What started as parallel online courses slowly became the mainstream education too! Other than main stream online courses, Currently online courses are the second highest caterers of education. But of-course, online courses aren't as effective as actual institutions.
The ongoing period is of semi-digital education. The more effective class room education combined with more efficient digital processes. Digital teaching in the classrooms, digitized processes, e-books, online notices everything are a part of this. This has started showing better results with it being a more effective form of it. Our own www.admizz.com as a digital way to apply and get admission directly through digital world is one example if this on-growing semi-digital education.
Clearly new steps of education have been arising and these new steps have always been cumulative. It would be interesting to see where these shifting winds of education finally reach! Wherever they reach man's pursuit of education will never definitely end!