Education System in India – do we need a revolutionary change???
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Last week, I came across a post of Nita on nitawriter.wordpress.com which made me think and present this post!! Being a recent graduate myself, and now working for a MNC in a core job….I here present you the scenario..
Suddenly I found myself in the world of competition, a global market….most of my first colleagues are Europeans…and I should say, though there is a lot of cultural difference and outlook difference, essentially everyone is same…..and I have learnt so much from them!!! One of my observations while working with the younger generation here is that though they seem bit slow in grasping; they are a lot more practical than us (Indians)…
I think, whatever we are [regardless of personal IQ level/intelligence] are what we learn during our schooling and University! Dont you agree?
My experience in a global platform, where I get to see and observe many young graduates like me from all over the world, says…”Our curriculum, is by far the best one” we have real good knowledge (if its studied well enough ofcourse) of all subjects before we tend to specialize….This gives us the edge of moving to any field when opportunity arises….and also an edge over others in understanding something thats exactly not our specialization (later in life)!!
If its so good then whats the change needed for???
Indian education system is more of commercial business now a days….a competition not in a healthy spirit but aimed at financial gains (both the management and students)….Adverts all over the newspapers claiming that their students have state/national highest……Isnt it getting too much on your head??? Is the essence lost???
My answer would be partially no…we did not lose it all yet!!….The only thing which we are missing from other education systems is “Practicality”…the essence of “Application of what we learn in theory”..
The same reason as above…commercialisation, unwanted unhealthy competition ( I wonder if we should call it competition anymore!!) How??? Let me tell you my point of view….because children/students are so much stressed to get marks that they just mug things up or totally spoil the exams!!! Now, neither of them does good !!
What change we need???
Something revolutionary!! That makes children feel good about what they are learning and look and find things where they can apply their small theories and jump with joy saying “eureka”…..instead of just mugging up books and throwing them off as soon as they finish!! I learned it the first way!! (thanks to my mom and lovely teachers!!) And I really found it helpful!! A healthy competition and a friendly approach!! (not too friendly :P) retaining our unique way of teaching !!