What is the Goal of Education?

Imagine a lighted diya, spreading its warmth and light throughout the room, but the wind starts to blow. A glass covering is placed over the lighted diya to protect it from winds. The covering most certainly protects the diya, but soon the glass becomes black, and it begins to fade away the diya’s light.

Now consider this diya as you and the glass covering as the physical aspects of your being. As the soul tries to shine through, the societal and other pressures attempt to smear a shadow over it. But education plays a crucial role as our physical being and soul interact with life. It clears the darkness from our surroundings and situations.

It sounds a bit too much, doesn’t it? But we cannot deny that the goal of education should be to bring out the best in you. To ensure
that you make the appropriate decisions, motivate you to take action, and generate outcomes that align with your being. Education should not be a terminator of one’s originality; instead, it should bring out the real you.

But what do we mean by that? Does it infer ‘training’? The answer is, no, it is not training; it is not practising also. It is about being free to do all that which will lead you towards becoming a blissful person. It is about being aware of yourself, knowing the beauty of the soul within, and how you can expand your unique potential towards enhancing the beauty of the world outside of you.

So, how can that be done? By nurturing the curiosity in each child, allowing them to groom themselves, and garnering the proper support for their fulfilment.

You can accomplish it by making education process-driven rather than content-driven. It is easier to read the content, grasp it, and put it out. However, the process allows the learner to be more involved; it defines how the learner is engaged and is learning with the surroundings.

When the approach is process-driven, it can be flexible and grow as per the demands of the students. The content solely in itself doesn’t allow that.

With that belief, we make education holistic and integral by channelling every learner’s yogi, creative, and exponential potential. We at Pluskul are designing an experience led by growth, not grades. We enable an experience that makes space for conversations and deliberations over lectures. This way, we allow learners and mentors to share knowledge, not merely interact on surface-level; that lets the learner engage and evolve.

Soumya Agarwal
Founder & CEO, Pluskul

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