Aims of education from the sociological point of view

 Development
of an individual as a member of
the society can who recognize social
 Education
should enable a person to fulfill
obligations make his/ her life better both as
an individual and as a member of the society
The Four ‘Pillars of Learning’
Jacques Delors
Mastering of the instruments of knowledge
Development of the faculties of memory,
imagination, problem-solving, and the ability
to think. It is ‘a process of discovery’.
 Application
of what learners have learned or
known into practices
 Development
of vocational-technical
education and work skills.
 Discovery
of others
 Experience
of shared purposes throughout life.
 knowledge
and understanding of self and others.
Appreciation of the diversity of the human
Complete fulfillment of man, in all the
richness of his personality, as individual,
member of a family and a citizen.
 Learning
to be human.
 Curriculum
should reflect the basic cultural
values of the society.
 It
should be an agent of transmission of the
highest vales
 Curriculum
planning should be based on the
problems and needs of the pupils
 It
should enable pupils to participate wholly
in the activities of the society is it should
develop responsible citizenship
 The
subjects should be functional in relation
to adult living and be adapted to the level of
development of the child.
 Curriculum
should develop respect for all
vocations and instil the value of dignity of
 Curriculum
should increase the ability of the
students to define and solve problems
 Curriculum
should encourage pupils to
participate meaningfully in peaceful
resolution of conflicts and communicate their
ideas assertively.
 Skills
and knowledge acquired should be
useful for social adjustment.
 Effective
teaching method should enable the
child to realize class room skills in the
 Emphasis
should be given on social behaviour
outside class room
 Teaching
techniques must use social forces to
develop social adjustment