Choosing the Right University or College for Your Study Abroad Journey: Are You Getting the Right Education?

Hello friends,

Choosing the right college or university is the foundation of a fruitful career for any student. As a result, they need to be focused while picking a college or university for their future career development. Hopefully, this information will help you to get some additional knowledge about overseas education.

The categories of education:

Education can be divided into two categories, traditional and research education. Traditional education is the one which has been going on for several years-it is the most ancient form of education which we all have been through.

Secondly, we talk about research-oriented education. This refers to an open education where students have different questions for which the teachers try to find solutions. This is unlike traditional education where the questions and their answers are already prepared.

When we talk about the traditional education which is followed mostly in India, this education system has a pattern where students are given a set of questions to answer in their exams, the answers of which they need to memorize and write down accordingly in their respective papers. This system exists primarily in our society.

In this system, however, the creativity of a student is lacking. Research education is something where the student can get an opportunity to explore themselves. Herein, individual focus is given to every student with an objective to improve their skills and competency in education.

In this format of education a student is given the full right to choose the module in the subject they want to choose and explore themselves.

This is where the major difference exists in traditional and research education and this is where the education structure abroad is different compared to that of India’s education system.

With research education, you’ll get the chance to grow as an individual.

Discipline is key in traditional education:

In traditional education, the main aspect is discipline. As a student we need to be disciplined and follow a set pattern or a syllabus that has been assigned to us. However, this is a past-oriented education. This kind of education is mainly helpful to build our basics like class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc. which is what we go through when we are in our school.

However, if you want to grow in life, the past education won’t help.  Traditional education is itself contradictory to its basics. It is because in this form of education, on one hand students are taught to empathize with others, to be disciplined, etc., however, one the other hand the mindset of competitiveness is also instigated in us.

Reward and Punishment:

There is the concept of ‘reward and punishment’ involved here where a student is ‘rewarded’ for doing well in the academic exam and ‘punished’ by the parents by their family members if they fail to do well. This also builds a fear factor amongst students.

However, do remember that making mistakes leads to learning something to do well later on. If you don’t commit a mistake, you won’t learn-as a result, you can’t be creative.

Traditional education creates a burden:

This is a fact. Such an education won’t allow a student to express themselves according to their thinking. It brings a pressure with it to follow a set of predetermined rules which one has to follow by default, thereby killing the creative aspect.

Be rebellious:

As a result, in research-oriented education, a student needs to be a rebel. They need to be allowed by the teachers to commit mistakes so that they can learn new things. However, they also need to ensure that the mistakes aren’t repeated. Research-oriented education will promote creativity and there won’t be competition.

Final thoughts:

The bottom line is, as a student, you need to realize what you are! Realize your inner feelings; think about yourself not about society, things about you, get yourself out of the competition, only then you can decide what’s good for you and what’s not.

Thank you!

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