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Education forums are organizations designed to allow interested people to share ideas and information focused on a specific topic. An education forum can be used as a learning tool for people employed in a particular profession or who have a common interest in a given subject. The main purpose for an educational forum is to share new information, strategies and, in general, provide a means for people to increase their personal banks of knowledge about the subject under consideration.

One of the most common forums of this type is found in the field of education. Teachers in public and private school systems may participate in a teacher education forum as a means of conferring with their peers on a variety of issues. They can also share different strategies for creating lesson plans, maintaining order in the classroom, and using modern technology to engage students in the learning process. It is also possible to share teacher resources with one another in a structured environment that may include using learning modules to provide examples of how to use those resources in a classroom setting. A forum for educators can also provide a structured way to address concerns specific to teachers, such as classroom burnout or developing rapport with parents.

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An education forum can also benefit people who are employed in other professions. A business education forum allows business owners to pool their knowledge and experience in order to creatively deal with current and upcoming financial trends within a given industry. The forum may be a simple organization specifically for local business owners or a more formal structure that includes professionals from around the world. Thanks to developments in online technologies, it is now possible to hold meetings of the forum by streaming audio and visual communications over the Internet, including regularly scheduled web conferences, message boards, and other forms of electronic communication.

In some instances, an education forum is a means for interested parties to gather together and confer on subjects such as history, music, or even political ideologies. The forums will often include opportunities to explore some aspect of the main subject in great detail, as well as provide ways for people with common interests to socialize. As with any forum, the structure can be as casual or as formal as the forum members desire.

While the main function of most education forums is geared toward educating the members of the group, they may also be a means of educating a larger constituency. For example, a formally structured teacher education forum may provide an efficient way for teachers to work with local or state boards of education. In like manner, a business education forum may work closely with a local chamber of commerce in order to achieve common goals in the community.

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preetisoft2
Post 9

Thanks for sharing information about education.

summertime
Post 4

I think people undervalue public forums in general. whether it be a lively debate on religion and humanity or something more simple like how the local elementary school will deal with the new playground ride that is injuring students, public forums bring about discussion throughout the community that can resolve problems.

Often you will find that politicians will hold public forums when there is a controversial political concepts coming forward in society. A recent example of that is the numerous amounts of conservative Townhall meetings held on healthcare reform during Barack Obama's push towards nationalized healthcare in the United States.

While the result from these healthcare forums might not have been exactly what conservatives were looking for, it did raise a lot of questions about the actual policies that were trying to be put into place by the Obama and his administration.

MrPolitic99
Post 3

@IceCarver, you are writing your analysis of what an education forum can bring to a community and the type of knowledge that will incite inside of individuals. While this may be tough for some people to accept that they will have to deal with differing points of view from their own is important to remember the effect discussion and debate half and what they bring forward. Truth and information come from honest and open debate.

IceCarver
Post 2

I recently attended a science education format our local university that dealt with issues of evolutionary and the beliefs in God. While I think of the speakers had some very valid points on both sides it was obvious to me that the majority of the room were atheists and nonbelievers in the creationist theory.

One of the many benefits of an education forum is exposing yourself to new concepts and ideas that you may not have listened to before. It does take some restraint as a participant in one of these meetings as to not allow your emotions to overcoming.

Several attendees of this event our local university made quite a scene when their faith was questioned by

local scientists and scholars. These religious fanatics were in cable of at least for even a minute considering that their notion of what is real and what is God could be wrong.

I personally believe that this is the ideal situation that would arise from an education forum. While it is never fun to see individual become irate if they are allowed to stay within the bounds of their mindset they will never see the faults in the logic that they use to justify their beliefs.

Burlap
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The local college where I live has great education forms that the general public can attend to discuss any type of subject. Usually these forms are set up in cooperation with the speaker that's coming from outside the area has some story knowledge or information that they can share with the population of the city.

by attending these educational forms you will become versed in a variety of subjects that you would never have been otherwise. Special education forms have been set up on specific topics like the Vietnam War, the Holocaust, and current political issues that are too hot to talk about at the local grocery store counter.

The effects of educational forum bringing new interest in political intrigue to a city can be significant. Local colleges in your area will usually have a calendar of events and educational forums they are planning on hosting.

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