Essay about Ict in Teaching Units

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What is the difference between Education

and Schooling?

Education and schooling go hand in hand, so many people get the terms education and schooling mixed up, but education and schooling are not the same thing. Schooling is a formal form of education where students are taught in a classroom about subjects based on a curriculum. Teachers direct their lesson plans around the core of the curriculum for the students to be successful according to society. One can be educated without schooling. For example, if children work well with their hands and can build things, then they have learned the practice of engineering. Someone does not have to be teaching students on how to read and write to educate them. Many times it is thought that
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I felt I was in jail for something I did not do. Hell, I felt I was in jail for something that I did not even know anything about, much less do. I was so glad to get out of a system that I could not escape that I did not even consider going to college, another system that I could not fathom. Now that I am approaching 60, I regret not having a sheepskin, but back then I just couldn’t voluntarily go back to ‘jail’. I’ve suffered ever since. Teachers can really do a mind-job on a student. Everything I need to know about my work, I learned on my own. ‘School’ had NOTHING to do with any of it. My education will stop when my life stops. But I will not go back to ‘School’.
Education, schooling and the digital age

Education and schooling are not the same thing. Schooling is where structures are imposed upon learners to make the process more manageable. Behaviour is synchronised, curricula are standardised, and criterion referenced assessment is imposed to quantify achievement. Education is where learning is personalised and unique to the individual. Learning doesn't require the impositions of schooling. Learning can survive without curriculum, synchronisation, assessment and all the other strictures imposed upon school students. All it needs is enthusiasm and opportunity.

Learning that is personalised and lifelong is almost always self-organised, self regulated and naturally has no course

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