Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2016)
Value oriented education
Author(s): Dr. (Mrs.) Monika Sood, Kavita
Abstract: Value-oriented education is, in a sense, tautologies. In fact, education is a subset of a larger setting of culture, and culture consists of cultivation of faculties and powers pertaining to reason, ethics and aesthetics in the light of the pursuit of values of Truth, Beauty and Goodness (Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram). Value education refers to planned educational actions aimed at the development of proper attitudes, values, emotions and behavior patterns of the learners. Value education is the education that is concerned with the transformation of an individual’s personality. Every nation is awakened to provide significant importance to value oriented educational system, different pedagogies and methodologies are to be applied transmission of accumulated normative values of truth, beauty and goodness to the succeeding generation for creating a noble and healthy nation. The programme of values oriented education can be built adopting different approaches as a separate subject, inviting eminent thinkers, organizing co-curricular activities and essential teaching of great world leaders; mass-media can also play a vital role in this direction. Educational objectives refer to explicit formulations of the ways in which students are expected to be changed by the educative process. That is, the ways in which they will change in their thinking, their feelings and their actions. Objectives whether of value education or of any other curricular area depend on a variety of factors, psychological, sociological and epistemological. It is also essential that government should take initiative for introduction of values oriented education.