With the development of the times in the world of education that continues to change significantly so that many change the mindset of educators, from the mindset that is lay and rigid to become more modern. This is very influential in the advancement of education in Indonesia. In response to this, education experts criticize by expressing and the actual theory of education to achieve the real educational goals.
The purpose of education is to create someone who is of quality and character so that he has a broad outlook on achieving an ideal that is expected and able to adapt quickly and precisely in various environments. Because education itself motivates us to be better in all aspects of life.
Education can start from before the baby is born as many people do by playing music and reading to babies in the womb in the hope that he can teach their baby before birth.
For some people, the experience of everyday life is more meaningful than formal education. As Mark Twain said, “I have never let a school interfere with my education.”
GOOD DIRECTLY, WE ARE EXPLORING SOME OF THE UNDERSTANDING OF EDUCATION ACCORDING TO SOME SOURCES.
Basically the definition of education (SISDIKNAS Law No.20 year 2003) is a conscious and planned effort to realize the learning atmosphere and learning process so that students actively develop their potential to have religious spiritual strength, self-control, personality, intelligence, noble character, and skills needed by him and the community.
According to the Indonesian dictionary the word education originates from the word ‘educated’ and gets the affix ‘pe’ and the ending ‘an’, then this word has the meaning of a process or method or action of educating. In language, the definition of education is the process of changing attitudes and behavior of a person or group of people in an effort to mature people through teaching and training.
According to Ki Hajar Dewantara (Father of Indonesian National Education) explained the notion of education, namely: Education is the demand in the life of the growth of children, as for the purpose, education is to guide all the natural resources that children have, so that they are human and community members can achieve the highest safety and happiness.
Education is a conscious effort to prepare students through the activities of guidance, teaching, and / or training for their role in the future.
According to Law No. 20 of 2003 Education is a conscious and planned effort to create a learning atmosphere and learning process so that students actively develop their potential to have the spiritual power of religion, self-control, personality, intelligence, noble character, and skills needed by themselves, society, nation, and country.
While the understanding of education according to H. Horne, is a continuous process of higher adjustment for human beings who have developed physically and mentally, who are free and conscious of God, as manifested in the intellectual, emotional and human nature around human.
From some understanding of education according to the expert, it can be concluded that Education is Guidance or assistance given by adults to the development of children to achieve maturity with the aim that children are capable enough to carry out their own life tasks not with the help of others.