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Title : Radical change to Education (Lakshan)
Author: Lakshan Bandara
Lakshan Bandara

Created Date: 2021-11-11
Last Modified Date: 2021-11-11
Category: Education
Article Code: 192
Keywords: Education


In my proposed education policy, I suggested five pillars :
Theory, Practical, Examination, Extra activities and Part-time jobs.

I emphasised that education should prepare students to effectively use tools like artificial intelligence.

Kant said ''theory without practice is empty; practice without theory is blind''.
The input education must produce expected products, by uplifting the values of ecosystem design.

Education is the main investment to our economy. Therefore, it is free and available to all in my constitutional design. I use information systems and available resources to achieve it.

There's more to education.

Physical development is tangible and obvious. We need more focus on mental development.

We do physical exercises to be in shape. Likewise, mental exercises are very important. For example, I play chess to practice fast thinking, steps ahead. Computer programming practices accurate thinking with debugging techniques.

Most important practice in education is meditation.

Meditation has two parts.
1. Tranquility:
Discipline (සමථ)

2. Insight:
Analytical development (විපස්සනා).

When water is calm, the depth is visible.

Likewise, we relax mind to calm without mind chattering or fighting (සමථ). It prepares us to see the big picture as well as the deep root causes to solve any problem.

At the second part of meditation, we use techniques to solve difficult problems without much tension.

As a freethinker, I used Out-of-the-box problem solving methods to invent new knowledge in nonexistence. That realised nibbana, holy trinity as well as infinity.

Normal practice in education is to research and learn others knowledge. Correct education builds new knowledge for others to learn.

Education may have a subject called "life skills" (ජීවන කුසලතා).

But, it is very rare for education to teach "life", by asking questions like, "who am I?, what is the purpose of life?, why achieve the purpose of life?, etc" to open up the discussion.

I have seen many intellects do not know how to handle failures in life. They get depressed because they do not know the life applications of opportunity cost. They miss opportunities because they do not know how to use failures as pillars of success.

A radical change in education shall address them to achieve a true developed country.

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