Paper on Uneducation

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We students aspire to succeed in life and we turn to education as the key to achieving our goals. But do we really think that we are taught the lessons that we need to learn? The answer is, no. Today, we believe that we are being ‘uneducated’ by the college institutions that we have entrusted with our education. By being ‘uneducated’, we mean the intangibles that we need to learn as human beings and as well-rounded individuals are being neglected. Yes, we are given facts and information to digest, but the handful of methods on how we learn deteriorates our way of thinking as an individual. Indeed it is ironic, but the painful truth is that this type of education contradicts our Filipino way of life, which is being naturally expressive, creative and open-minded. In Jorge Bocobo’s essay, he explicitly states three ways in which many students are getting a college uneducation: book-worship, professional philistinism or overspecialization, and misguided zeal or simply a loss of a sound philosophy in life. Book-worship is the delirious worship of the printed pages of books. Many of us students will or have come to realize that we are or have been very dependent with the books and a dozen other references that our professors are recommending. And as some of us students have observed, some of our professors are indeed very ‘bookish’ and will not even accept any other answer or argument unless it is in their revered book that they themselves have come to know by heart after all their years teaching. They even tend to research and fixate on the book alone for their topic plans for their classes. If the teachers and professors themselves are practicing this very bookish and pedantic way of life, then they will very well pass on this practice of theirs to their students – to whom they should bequeath knowledge unhampered by their delirious worship of the printed page and their love of focusing on minute details in books. Bocobo said, “It is thus that many of our students...
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