“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither” –…
It is undeniable that education has the most important role in shaping our lives. However, students today have a feeling that the Indian education system is grappled with glitches which do not go hand in hand with modern-day requirements.
Educational institutions in India are doing their best to reform the existing education system for a better future. However, certain colonial practices persist which require to be taken care of.
In this article, we have highlighted six such concerns surrounding educational practices in India that actually bother students.
Teaching the actual purpose of education
Education is the art of appreciation and the purpose is to teach us values and develop intellect. The rest depends on how well these are utilised in order to achieve the desired goal.
Educators should teach students the importance of education and then their subjects. Children at their earliest age should be able to understand the importance of education.
An antidote to rote learning
The Indian education system needs a non-rote learning approach which would work as an antidote to the existing learning process. With this, students will be potent enough to cope with the demands of modern-day workplaces.
Did you know that only 60% of students can actually read time from an analogue clock? Surprising isn’t it? Rote learning has dissolved the critical thinking ability of students and inclined them towards spoon-feeding.
The idea behind evaluating a student
Marks still continue to play a major role in deciding the future of a student. However, sometimes it becomes stressful as every student is not the same. In order to encourage students, it is important to let them know that having a better understanding of subjects is more important than scoring high.
Equality for all subjects
It is nothing but a myth that Science is better than Commerce, Humanities or other vocational subjects. No matter how vigorously Science topples the streaming hierarchy, students should pursue a subject of their interest.
Instead of pushing students to take Science, they should be encouraged to pursue subjects they like and can give their best to derive fruitful results in future.
Introducing technology in classrooms
In an era of technological renaissance, we really cannot keep technology and education apart. Educational institutes in India should also embrace technology and education with an open heart. Technology is where the future lies and is not just limited to a certain branch of study.
STEM was once the base of the Indian education system but the educational institutions in India need to realise the crying need of personalised or liberal education.
Also, educators need to realise that every student cannot be a doctor or an engineer. Some might aspire to become a writer or a designer and much more. Hence, educational institutions should identify the requirement of every student and educate them in a personalized manner.