AIMS OF EDUCATION
THE AIM OF EDUCATION IS TO CULTIVATE PERSONALITY INTEGRATION AND CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE The purpose of education is to cultivate the mind so that the individual can accomplish all his/her aims in life. Education should enable the individual to use the full potential of the body; mind and spirit... should develop the ability to make the best use of his personality, surroundings and circumstances in order to accomplish the maximum in life for himself and for others. The aims of education are to foster the individual's inner freedom and development towards the following: self-initiated action and acceptance of responsibility for one's own actions, self-direction and intelligent decision making, critical learning and evaluation of others, acquisition of knowledge for resolution of problems, intelligent and flexible adaptation to new situations, creative utilization of experiential learning in adaptation to new situations, effective cooperation with others, self-motivation and a desire to work for one's own purposes. The aim of education is to encourage natural learning which is a feature of human development is. The need for learning cannot be met without education. Education civilizes man and inculcates moral values and principles for living out a better social life in the world. According to many educationist and philosophers, the main aim of education is to root moral values in the children as it will help him in having superior ideas and better vision of living his life. Gandhiji’s had the vision that education helps in the formation of good character in a person. The aims of education do not neglect or undermine the significance of knowledge, vocational training or muscular strength. On the other hand, education assists development of moral habits. Education has a social aim of making individuals responsible towards the society. It makes man, a knowledgeable social animal as through social interaction, he becomes aware of his...
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