A great majority of the engineers that are produced in the country today are unemployable. All of these cumulatively hint at the fact that there is indeed something that is wrong with the Indian education system. This article throws light at some of the ways in which we can bring about a change by improving the education system.
Education is not preparation for Life, its Life itself.
1. Rote Learning
We have progressed with time; however, we still have not been able to move away from rote learning. The schools must be encouraged to introduce conceptual learning which avoids students to mug up what they are being taught. While this will help students to understand the concepts better, they will also be able to retain and apply them better.
2. Evaluation system
Marks still continue to play the most important card in deciding the future of children and this often comes down upon students as a burdening factor. The pressure of marks often makes students underperform.
Instead of focusing the evaluation on a three-hour exam, the focus of evaluation should be classroom participation by a student, projects, communication and leadership skills and extra-curricular activities.
Only then will the students give their best and be evaluated at their best.
3. Better training of educators
Teachers play the most important role in schools and hence, they should be given the best of class training. After all, they are shaping the future of the nation, the children. Teachers are often considered as second parents.
Thus, they should be imparted their training in a way that they can act as parents to the children away from their homes.
Students must be taught about technology right from the early years of their education so that it does not come like an alien thing in their later times.
Indian schools must embrace technology and education with an open heart and propagate the same to the students as it is there, where their future lies.
5. Equal respect to all the subjects
We continue to survive in the education system where science stream topples the stream hierarchy. Students are pushed to become a machine which only goes for high-profile subjects and subjects like languages, communications, arts are looked down and are not considered high-profile.
Students should rather be pushed to pursue the subject that they like instead of creating a differentiation between subjects.
The Indian education system must change for the better. It must give the students equal opportunities to shine better in the future. We need to let go of the old and traditional ways and enhance the teaching standards so our youth can get create a better world.