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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Etymological meaning of the term "EDUCATION".

Education is a lifelong, continuous and multiple process which aim is all round development of the child. All round development means physical development, intellectual development, emotional development, cultural development, spiritual development, vocational development, aesthetic development, moral development, language development, social development, religious development, recreational development. We will discuss broadly about this definition of education later. Now we have to discuss an etymological meaning of the term 'EDUCATIN'.
                 
                 Western educationists have discovered few Latin words through investigation.  According to them, the English word 'Education' has been derived from Latin words "educare", "educere", "educatum", "E+duco", "educatus", "educatio"

        1) 'Educate' - The term education has been derived from the Latin word 'educare'. The term 'educare' means 'to bring up', 'to rise', and 'to nourish'. The child has to bring up like a plant in the garden by the teacher. His potentialities should be developed with proper care and nourishment.
       2) 'Educere' -  The term education has been derived from the Latin word 'educere'. The term 'educere' means 'to lead out', 'to draw out' and 'to bring from'. Each and every child has the innate powers. The innate powers of the child should be properly cared, given scope to develop. It should be located and proper education to be developed.
      3) 'Educatum' - The term education has been derived from the Latin word 'educatum'. The term 'educatum' means 'act of teaching' or 'training'. Education is something which is imposed from outside. It is external growth through activities and experience. The teacher, through education provides instructions and gives direction to mould his abilities.
     4) 'E+duco' - The term education has been derived from the Latin word 'E+duco,. The term 'E' means 'out of' and 'duco' means 'to lead,.The child has inherited potentialities. It is inborn. It should be developed, but how and by whom? It is possible through education and by the active co-operation of the teacher.
    5) 'Educatus' - The term education has been derived from the Latin word 'educatus'. The term 'educatus' means 'to bring up', 'rear', 'educate'.
    6) 'Educatio' - The term education has been derived from the Latin word 'educatio'. The term 'educatio' means 'a breeding', 'a bringing up', 'a rearing'.

     The Greek words 'Pedagogy' is sometimes used for education.

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  3. Hello. I have heard that the word educatation comes from the word educare and educare has a following meaning - comes from the sin. Have you ever heard this meaning of the word educare? Thanks in advance for any of your feedback.

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