The Power of Teaching: Beyond Imparting Knowledge

As an experienced educator, I have often been asked about the purpose of teaching. While the primary goal is to impart knowledge and wisdom, it goes beyond what is found in textbooks.


play a crucial role in helping students gain knowledge that extends beyond the curriculum. For me, education is about providing a comprehensive learning experience for the child. It involves teaching life lessons such as common courtesy, etiquette, and organization, in addition to academic subjects.

These lessons can have a significant impact on students and shape them into well-rounded individuals. In my opinion, the purpose of education is to equip students with the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills, abilities, and cognitive styles to make informed decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities. The question of what constitutes the purpose of education and what additional learning objectives are desirable for different students requires value judgments that consider individual students and their learning environments. As such, I urge my fellow teachers to rethink our approach and rediscover our purpose in entering the field of education. One of the most impactful things a teacher can do is help a student find their own purpose in life.

Ervín Kirscht
Ervín Kirscht

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