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Education By Ralph Waldo Emerson : The Ideal Form Of Education

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Because education is one of the most important aspects of a child’s life, it is necessary to make sure you build the right kind of learning environment. In Education by Ralph Waldo Emerson, he discusses how the ideal form of learning should come from a classroom environment in which the child is enthusiastic to learn while also being challenged. Emerson believes that self-education is the most proficient way to create academic success. Because he advocated for more independent learning, Emerson also supported smaller class sizes so education could become more personal. His idea of a personal, yet rigorous, learning environment should be implemented throughout Appoquinimink School District
Emerson’s form of education should be adopted by our school because students will enjoy learning more. If children were given the opportunity to learn about what they thought to be interesting or important, they would be willing to put more effort and passion into their classes. Emerson writes on page 194, “If you have a taste which you have suppressed because it is not shared by those about you, tell them that.” Despite how schools suppress people’s interests, Emerson believes children should still feel passionate enough to share their ideas. From my experience, our school has a rigid curriculum which leaves little room for students to explore their own interests. Making learning more receptive to the interests of the students would not only make it more personal and enjoyable, but it
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