Education and instruction are two Words that are generally used by the Common man with identical Meaning. But in Real Sense Education & Instruction differ from each other.
Difference Between Education and Instruction
The Difference Between Education and Instruction are-
|Education is the full development of all innate powers of a child. Nothing is thrust into his mind by force from outside. It develops the child physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Thus, its field is wider than that of instruction.
|Instruction means forcing into the mind of a child predetermined dozes of knowledge in a pre-planned way to achieve mental development. It is one-sided development and that too of memory only. Thus, its field is narrow in comparison with education.
|Place of Child
|In education, the place of a child is central, pivotal and of prime importance. The teacher’s role is subsidiary
|In instruction, the place of the teacher is central. The role of the child is secondary. Thus, the role is reversed.
|Interests, inclinations and abilities
|Education pays full attention to the interest inclinations and the ability of the child. Nothing is forced into his mind without his will
|Instruction neglects the interests, inclinations and capacities of the child. Ready-made dozes of knowledge are forced into his minds
|Education prepares the child for real life.
|Instruction prepares the child to pass an examination
|Nature of Learning
|In education, all learning is self-learning. It remains stable and permanent and can be applied to solve the problems of future life
|In instruction, cramming is encouraged. It is soon forgotten and, thus, cannot be applied to meet the challenges of life successfully