The Importance of Learning: Comparing and Contrasting Two Approaches
Nowadays, people have lots of learning methods to choose from. It’s better to weigh all pros and cons of learning processes and make a decision concerning the way of learning. The aim of this essay is to compare and contrast twoL's essays on importance of learning. I will try to find out whether it is more important to learn by practicing or to learn by studying in school.
2. The Importance of Learning
Learning is one the most important thing in our lives. It helps us to develop our abilities and skills. We learn new things and gain new knowledge every day. Learning is a process that never ends. We learn from our parents, teachers, friends, books, newspapers, television, internet, etc. All this helps us to be better educated and to know more about the world around us.
Education is very important in our life. It gives us knowledge of the world around us and changes our views of life. Education helps us to understand new things, develop our talents and improve our personality. We can learn about different cultures and traditions, religions and beliefs, languages and customs. Education also helps us to understand ourselves better and make the right choices in life.
3. Daniel Pink on the Motivation to Learn
Daniel Pink is an American business writer and he has written several books on the topic of business motivation including his bestseller "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us". In his book, he argues that traditional motivators such as rewards and punishments are not always effective in today’s workplace. Instead, he suggests that employees are more motivated by three factors: autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
Autonomy is the desire to have control over one’s own work and destiny. Mastery is the need to get better at something that is important to us. And purpose is the yearning to do what we do in service of something larger than ourselves" (Pink, 2009).
4. Peter Singer on the Importance of Schools
Peter Singer is an Australian moral philosopher and he has written several books on ethics including his famous book "Animal Liberation". He has also written about the importance of education in "The Life You Can Save" where he discusses how education can help reduce poverty and save lives. He argues that "educated people are more likely than uneducated people to have jobs that pay well, live healthier lives, raise healthier children who are themselves more likely to be educated" (Singer, 2009).
He also claims that "if everyone had a basic education, the world would be a fairer place, with fewer starving children and fewer refugees risking their lives to reach richer countries" (Singer, 2009).
He concludes by saying that "providing basic education for all is one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing global poverty" (Singer, 2009).
5. Different Students in Different Environments
It is interesting to note that there are different types of students in different environments. For example, some students attend schools that are very traditional and they learn in a very structured way. Other students attend schools that are more progressive and they learn in a more relaxed environment. And still others attend schools that are very experimental and they learn in a very creative way.
In conclusion, I would like to say that it is important to learn by both studying and practicing. It is impossible to say which one is more important because they both have their advantages and disadvantages. However, I think that the most important thing is to find the learning method that works best for you.