Archive for August, 2012

Education Should Develop Character

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Education should make living, direct and loving men (1883). “The mind is like the wheel of the cars, and as the word turns the running exercise and lighter” (1884), “It’s professional the divorce between the education received between one era and the era “(1884) is an imperative of social development that the education students receive during the men of the future will be in keeping with the times. And to do the educational work that demands the time, to prepare the man who has to live today and tomorrow should be amended throughout the organization archaic school, give away the traditional approaches and turn it into a living organism whose systematic activity organized and planned, to ensure the formation of an individual who can meet the demands. It is an ultimate goal of the educational system in Cuba, and so appear in documents that govern the work of the school, getting to know individuals, can, want to confront and productively and independently resolve challenges in the student life first, and work later, with the least investment of time and effort. The independent search of knowledge is the most characteristic feature of student’s cognitive activity. Independence is one of the main features of autonomy and makes that you can solve the fundamental problems without outside help, without reproducing arbitrarily and adding something new. In this regard, Jose Ramon Fernandez (1986), Minister of Education in Cuba said: “The primary activity of the educator must be directed to act in the minds of learners to foster the development of their intellectual abilities, to teach how to think, reason, to synthesize, to develop habits and skills for independent work, for searching and organizing knowledge for the proper use and proper management of textbooks and literature sources, for taking lecture notes as support, not replace textbooks, instilling self-study habits, ie, teach them to study at the same time it focuses its efforts on building of the personality …”.