We are pleased to publish this guest post from Deborah Jones.
There is so much to learn in life that it is virtually impossible to ever finish your education entirely. While you can become a professional in one area, there are always new advancements being made in it, no matter what field you have studied in the past. Along with these new advancements are also the virtually unlimited supply of subjects that you can still learn about.
Having a college degree or a high school education is never the end of a true education. In order to stay competitive in the job market and to stay in touch with the world as it continually evolves, you need to continue to develop your skills. There are amazing education opportunities available that will help you take the next step forward in either your career or simply your containment of knowledge as an individual.
The benefits of continuing your education
Here are just a few of the many benefits that you can expect when you decide to continue on with your education, no matter what your skill set may be right now.
Put your career in fast drive
No matter how many hours you put in at the office, you’re still waiting in line for your next promotion. While other people are advancing rapidly, you are the one that is always passed over. Sometimes all that’s necessary to get noticed by the higher-ups in a company is a continuing education. Pursue another degree or take some extra classes. This shows that you are committed to your job and the field that you are working in. You never know – the next promotion may arrive in your lap before you have even completed your classes or have attained your next degree.
Raise your income
In some fields, your income will automatically rise as you pursue your education. Find out if the company that you’re working for has an education policy in place that rewards workers for taking extra courses. If not, you can still take advantage of a higher income by either being promoted within the company you’re working for now or looking for another job that pays more due to your advanced credentials.
People that get educated and stay educated are able to take on more in life and can pursue their interests with a higher level of knowledge. There’s nothing better to help you get this personal satisfaction in life than to take charge of it by furthering your potential.
The whole world is open to you – you just need to be willing to grab it by the horns. Whether it is for personal satisfaction, to raise your income or to get the next promotion available, you’ll never lose when you’re committed to the endless pursuit of knowledge. You may just never know how high you can go unless you are willing to learn everything you can and then apply it to your life so that every day is a brand-new day that you can look forward to.
Deborah Jones is a professional freelancer who writes about education, higher learning and about companies like IEMS
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Essay on What Is the Purpose of Education?
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Getting educated is very important for every person. It goes without saying that each of us has to have a proper education. We learn how to read, count and write. These are the basic abilities we acquire and use during our life. Is there any other purpose of education or it is aimed only at giving us a possibility to communicate our ideas and satisfy basic needs? During centuries, there were different interpretations of the purpose of education. Many scientists, pedagogues and philosophers tried to answer the question: what is the purpose of education? Taking into consideration the needs and tendencies of a modern society, we can assume that the purpose of education is to prepare students to be self-sufficient citizens capable of solving…show more content…
Our education should be aimed at educating people who love the world they lie in and who are ready to become peacemakers and healers of the world (Orr 55). A sustainable society “consists” of citizens, workers, specialists, technicians, etc, who are ready to work in order to build and support such society. One of the ways to provide such education is to “get outdoor”. The skills and abilities develop in real world and not in artificial situations in class. In this regard, we may refer to the Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”. One should “touch” the real world problems and get personal experience from it. Shadows in the cave are the retrospectives of the real knowledge. To acquire the knowledge, we should leave the “cave”. We can learn theory separated from practice and this will not have any result. Instead, we should understand that every individual is a part of the natural world, thus, education should be based on ecological literacy as “health of our planet” is one of the most urgent questions of the modern social community.
For many centuries, the principles of the classical education were in the spotlight. The good of the individual, realizing his/her own potential were the purposes of the learning process. Cultural development is the aim of the classical education. It stands above everything, including religion. (Nietzsche, n. p.). Referring to Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” to interpret the classical education in modern society, we can say that