Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Our English Syllabus

In this essay Lewis compares education and vocational training. Educations makes a good man and citizen where as vocational training just makes a good citizen. A good man is a well rounded interesting individual, vocational training is not able to achieve this because they don't focus on making a good person but instead on making a person good at something. If you pursue and learn because you want to learn, you become both a good person and a good worker. I agree with everything Lewis says in this essay. I find that I learn best when I am taking a subject I enjoy. I do the homework without hesitation because I like learning about that subject. I take initiative and don't just do it because I have to. In this way I actually learn the material. In my opinion, there are people that learn in order to live a good life, people that learn to learn, and people who could not care less about learning. The best of these three is the first. This will prepare you for life beyond school, and most likely you will continue to learn, which in turn makes you a better person.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Tyler,
    You are so right! We need to work hard and that gives us the most, but let’s not forget that we need to rest too, and conversation, sharing & discussing issues with others is also part of learning!
    God Bless,
    Adriana & Paulo