EDUCATION, in its widest sense, indicates ways in which people learn skills and gain knowledge, information and understanding. It can be divided into various ways of learning namely - formal, informal and non-formal or quasi formal. Learners are expected to come to school regularly and punctually, work at the same speed as their classmates and to give tests to show how well they have learned and progressed. At the end of the year, successful students move up to the next level--that is, to the next standard, class or grade. In the end, they may earn a diploma, a certificate or degree as a mark of their success over the years.
According to REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9155 it is the policy of the State to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality basic education and to make such education accessible to all by providing all Filipino children a free and compulsory education in the elementary level and free education in the high school level. Such education shall also include alternative learning systems for out-of-school youth and adult learners. It shall be the goal of basic education to provide them with the skills, knowledge and values they need to become caring, seIf-reliant, productive and patriotic citizens. Informal education, on the other hand, involves people learning while they go about their daily lives. For example, young children learn new words simply by hearing others speak and by trying to speak themselves. In the same manner, they learn to dress themselves, eat with civil manners, ride a car, make a telephone call or operate a computer or a television set.
When people try to find out information or to gain skills on their own initiative without a teacher, this is also a part of informal education. For this, they may visit a book shop, library, village, cinema or museum. They may watch a television show or a videotape or listen to a radio programme. They do not have to pass tests. There are many other ways to learn such education like on the job learning. Non-formal education belongs somewhere between the formal and informal types. As in formal education, people using non-formal methods adopt planned and organised camps. But the education procedures are less tightly controlled than those of formal systems of schooling. Formal education refers to instruction given in formalised structures like schools and day care centres. In many nations, people enter a system of formal education during their early childhood. In this form of education, the people in charge of a school decide what is to be taught and children then study those things under the direction of teachers. Now a days everything is getting advanced every second of time. Everyday starts with something new. Whatever be the field, everything is getting advanced. Lots of researches and studies are carried out various subjects around the world. These updates on various fields cannot be included in the student curriculum. The students have to always keep their eyes on what new things are arriving day by day. This is where the seminars are of great importance. A seminar is a lecture or presentation delivered to an audience on a particular topic or set of topics that are educational in nature. Formal presentation by one or more experts in which the attendees are encouraged to discuss the subject matter. Lots of student may have joined a seminar or training. To apply for a job, your CV’s “Trainings/Seminars/Conferences Attended” section is one area aim by most interviewers. The reason is that trainings, seminars and conferences aim to give you with extra learning which you cannot learn inside the classroom.
Students cannot improve their knowledge from textbooks alone. They must be take part in various seminars on latest topics. They can improve their language, and by taking seminars they will become very able to interact with the people which will turn out to be useful in their later life. There is a wide spread...
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