The saying "The mind is not vessel to be filled,but a fire to be kindled" means a lot to the present situation of education.Students should not be forced to acquire knowledge as filling something into an empty vessel.Education should be like a fire that is lit upon something that grows eventually to sustain.It is totally different that when a student is forced to acquire knowledge rather than tempted to acquire knowledge by his own interest and curiosity.
Students now-a-days lead a stress filled life.They get fed up due to overloaded homework,lots of books,project,etc.So it is extremely important to make them understand that "education is a part of life".They should bring about their hidden talents by inculcating the thoughts and good deed within themselves.It is not possible to fill minds with answers as it wouldn't remain stable in the student's mind.
So education should bring about an individuals talent and make him prosper in his life.He should understand that education should only be gained by understanding and not by mugging.Interest is the fire referred to here.When interest is grown into someones mind it will lead him to develop his interest which while insist him to research and question on topics that he come across.This will make him a well trained professional in his field rather than just well educated one.Interest should be kindled by knowledge.
Education without interest is just waste.Learning is different from studying.Learning gains you a long lasting memory with exact definition and understanding but studying is just a way of filling answers into minds without understanding it.There is a saying.
"If you can't explain it to a 5 years old child then you yourself aren't thorough about the topic"
So education should be in such way that it helps you as well as your surroundings.Such education can be gained only through interest.
There is no use in just storing something in a vessel rather than sharing and making use of it.Same is education.There is not use in just gaining education.When it is shared and taught it attains its peak usage like the spreading fire when it is lit in one place and not like the stored content in vessel.