Do you spend time and attention on your weakest subjects or do you concentrate on your strengths? Most of the students would spend 2-3 hours everyday on their favorite subject or perhaps what they find easy, without giving it a thought if it is relevant for their future or not! That is what needs be changed in Indian education system.
It is important for students to know what they need to improve on today so that they can pursue their aspirations tomorrow. For example, if a child aspires to pursue Journalism after school, teachers should guide the child to focus on the vocabulary and communication skills rather than focusing on the main subjects – Maths and Science.
Over the time, there has been a change in the trend. Where earlier, top three interests of students would revolve around science, now it is both science and non-science areas. They are now aware of lot more options. With this changing scenario, India’s education system should also adopt to the changes.
Educolada is here to help teachers with what needs to be changed in Indian Education System?
Skill based education: “Give a man a fish and you feed him one day, teach him how to catch fishes and you feed him for a lifetime.” Knowledge is forgotten as soon as you come out of the exam hall but the skills stays with you for lifetime. Why not teach students some skills rather than just imparting bookish knowledge? Students should inculcate capabilities in terms of analytical, writing and verbal skills, communication enhancement, physical fitness and more.
Rewarding creativity and original thinking: The present education system incentivizes memorising above originality. Deviance is discouraged. Students are allowed to widen their imagination in English and Arts lecture, why not in other subjects too? The day our marking system would recognize original thinking, our education system will change in the blink of the eye.
Making reservations irrelevant: We have reservations because education is not present universally. If we want to emerge as a country built on a knowledge economy, driven by highly educated people – we need to make good education so universally available that reservation will lose its meaning.
Redefining the goal of education: India is the home of maximum number of engineering colleges in the world, but it has not been able to translate into much technological innovation. The goal and policy of the new education system should be on creating entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, thinkers and writers to create knowledge based economy rather the prevailing low quality service provider country in the world we are turning to be.
Technology driven teaching: The usual brick and mortar concept has reached its peak and the modern technological classroom should be welcomed. This new concept will help us to bring in a new effective learning atmosphere and teaching methodology. Technology can give teachers and students great resources, new opportunities for learning, ways to collaborate and create and save money. It can prove to be a very powerful tool for education.