I just happen to attend a workshop on Trinity college . It was about the course which they offer at various levels.
To prove his point , the speaker rather for that matter everybody starts with bashing of Indian education system. At such times I wonder if am the only one who doesn’t find anything wrong with the old education system ? For example he said according to some survey after 30 years there will be such jobs which nobody has thought about . His question was are we preparing our kids for that ? I was thinking which maybe wrong , when I was in school or even a batch of 1992 of class xi was in school , who had thought about the present jobs which are available in the market . But look at the population of India of that age group . They all are doing so well.
Everybody including the great educators keep criticising rote learning . To be very honest , I don’t find anything wrong with rote learning . Students learn mathematical tables with rote learning coz of which they do calculations fast. If you start understanding the tables and then calculate ,it doesn’t work. Then of course people will ask me what’s the hurry ? Or maybe why calculators are bad ? Well for that I don’t have an answer . Everybody has different capacities and different ablities . Certain people with rote learning method do well in life and some people with proper understanding can’t . I always feel the students who have ability to understand and then write turn out to be good teachers. I am not trying to say that a job of teacher is not so good but then neither it is very sought after.
If our education system was at fault , how come so many Indians have done well globally ? I am not against the interference of technology in education world, but can there be a substitute to a teacher ? Well technology can make task of a teacher easy. So many Indians have done extremely well are from the era when technology was hardly used in the school. Sunder pichai chief of Google happens to be a Jawahar vidyalya student . He must have passed his X in 1985 from CBSE board ,where and then again technology hadn’t surfaced so much . Of course I haven’t spoken to him or done a research .
I am not against the use of technology in the field of education but am certainly against the belittling of the Indian education system . Everybody keeps comparing our education System with the European and American . We all know what their education system is producing and what we are giving to the world