Topic :Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
6) The broad objective of liberal education is the development of the common and distinctively human capacities to be exercised in all aspects of life, in contrast to technical training for some specific task. Critically Comment. (250 words)
Why this question
Education plays an important role in inculcating human values. There is also a difference between technical education and liberal education, which manifests itself in our understanding and practice of ethics.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to express our knowledge understanding of the issue. We have to form a personal opinion on the issue after looking into all the relevant aspects of the question,
Critically Comment- The directive wants us to express our opinion on the issue based on our knowledge and understanding of all the key and relevant aspects of the question.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – write a few lines about the role of education in inculcating values.
- Discuss the objectives and methods of liberal education and compare them with technical education. Discuss the lack of guidance values in technical education vis a vis liberal education.
- Discuss the limitation of liberal education in inculcating desirable values to the desired extent. Take the help of the article attached to the question along with other relevant material to frame your answer.
Conclusion- Form a fair and a balanced opinion on the issue, based on your discussion.