About School Mapping and Micro Planning in Education
Education Different philosophers and educationists have defined education differently. Froebel defined education as ‘the unfoldment of what is already enfolded in the germ. It is the process by which the child makes internal external.’ For Swami Vivekananda, "education is the manifestation of the divine perfection already existing in man". According to Mahatma Gandhi, "Education is an all round drawing out of the best in the child and man - body, mind and spirit". However, for the purpose of educational statistics, education, according to UNESCO, “is understood to involve, organized and sustained communication designed to bring about learning”.1 Here, the words organized, sustained, communication and learning need to be explained. 1.1 Organized: means planned in a pattern or sequence with explicit or implicit aims. It involves a providing agency (person or persons or body), which sets up the learning environment and a method of teaching through which the communication is organized. The method is typically the one that is engaged in communicating or releasing knowledge and skills with a view to bringing about learning. It can also be indirect or inanimate, e.g. a piece of computer software, a film or tape, etc. 1.2 Sustained: means that the learning experience has the elements of duration and continuity. No minimum duration has been stipulated. The appropriate minima differ from course to course and program to program. 1.3 Communication: Communication is a relationship between two or more persons involving the transfer of information in the form of messages, ideas, knowledge, strategies, skills etc. Communication may be verbal or non-verbal, direct/face to face, or indirect/remote, and may involve a wide variety of channels and media.