This story is not mine alone, this story is just the story of every kid who was, is and will be raised in India.
A typical classroom in India will be filled with a bunch of students who arrives on fixed time, the teacher teaches the student. This whole situation is quite familiar?
Don’t you think so? a machine in a factory producing the same goods, but the raw mineral is coming in different proportions.
Albert Einstein once said:
“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree then it will live it’s whole life believing its stupid”
and that’s exactly what’s happening. Not every child every person is the same. People have different talents it would be more efficient if we could search that talent and utilize them in a proper way. If we teach all of the students the same stuff, then it would get difficult for students to culture their passion.
If a student likes Physics, then let him study physics from the beginning and give him only mathematics because mathematics is the mother of all sciences. But don’t make him study history till class 12.
The traditional chalk and duster method of studying should be stopped. Instead, the innovative methods of studying, discussions with the students, competitions based method should be approached. Because we learn more when we visualize them rather than just listening to them.
We need to motivate students to think individually and not think about what other people will think about them, in West Bengal a common problem is if you aren’t a doctor or engineer then you are nothing, it’s wrong.
Who paves the way for a student to become a doctor or an engineer? Teachers.
Who connects people’s hearts in one symphony? Musicians.
Who are the people to appreciate the beauty and turn a white canvas into a work of art? Artists.
Every profession is equally important. Young students should be encouraged. They are the future.
Students may be the 20% of the population but they are the 100% of our future.
Few books on our current education system in India you may like to explore:
- The Great Indian Obsession: The Untold Story of India’s Engineers
- Become an Engineer Not Just an Engineering Graduate
- How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company
- Confused Bastards
- The Millennials: Exploring the World of the Largest Living Generation
- Ignited Minds
- What Young India Wants