Traditionally, education focused more on school activities and acquisitions of skills. Just as mentioned in the keyword essay, “The oxford English Dictionary thus defines the term as ‘the systematic instruction, schooling, or training given to the young in preparation for the work of life.” Forms of education varies: Some types of education are better taught explicitly such as basic skills and literacy education; while some types of education are best taught implicitly such as moral standards and ethics. However, some special type of education such as sex education might require both, but it was difficult to achieve.
In a Netflix original series Sex Education, teenager Otis is a particular interesting character to discuss. Otis’ parents are both sex and relationship therapists and hence growing up, he was explicitly exposed to more sex knowledge than his peers. Seeing his knowledge as an advantage, he started practice informal sex therapy for his peers in high school. However, ironically, Otis suffers from sexual dysfunction due to his childhood witness of his father’s affairs, which is a implicit education. Receiving the correct education in both forms is crucial for healthy development.
Just like Mountain Wolf Women, she learnt how to farm in different season by watching her family and explicitly taught. She also learnt about family values during such activities. No education can be done well in solely explicit or implicit way. Issues should be talked openly just as example should be set correctly.