What is education for?

Malik, Kenan
Date Written:  2010-12-31
Publisher:  G√∂teborgs-Posten
Year Published:  2010
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12415

There is a fundamental difference between being a student and being a consumer. Education is not a product but a relationship and a process, a relationship between student and lecturer, and process by which knowledge transforms the individual. When someone buys a car or a hamburger, he or she is purchasing a pre-packaged, readymade commodity to satisfy a specific need. Education is about creating critical thinkers whose skill is precisely the ability to challenge ideas that are pre-packaged or readymade or designed to satisfy such a need.

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