- We need to do mistakes to learn new things, but we are punished for doing one.
- We need to fail to achieve success, but failure is seen in a different angle.
- You also get punished for asking as curiosity has no meaning and none to address.
- We are creating manpower and workforce not intellectuals and researchers.
What this world requires is persons who can bring changes in the society and this has been the requirement till ages. While no proper education system was there all the learning was experience based. Now when we have a proper system and this can be done in a organized way. But what happens is opposite. In our education system we are creating people who can work in the industries and being unconsciously trained to do so. In schools going in a line, taking break when bell rings, eating at a stipulated time are common practice. Do we practice these in our home or these are done in industries and factories? These behaviors are expected there, so we are making children learn from the beginning. We are just creating manpower to run machines. Well, this can be accepted as we have gone through industrial revolution and it was required. And to tell you the industrial era is gone.
If we talk about next generation, we might not require people to run machines, they will run with a simple program or AI. If we are creating people to run machines then they will be job less and difficult to be placed as the requirement will be different. Are we prepared for this? Are our schools making any effort on this ground? We are just following 200-year-old system that has already lost its significance in present.
The evaluation system is just memory based and not actually application based. The time is gone when a person having lot of information is powerful. Now information is available on everyone’s fingertip, just google and get. All we need people who can actually utilize the information and make a proper meaning out of that. If our exam is just memory based, what can we expect from person; a person with huge information or a person who can process the information? Answer is with you and you better know who gets more better grades in our system.
This pandemic has created a new way of learning but we are still following the same age-old method in a online way. Rather lot of changes could have been done. I suppose when the pandemic goes, we all will be back to the classroom system. Let me conclude with saying “we need change in the system”.