What Does The Future Hold For Indian Education System?
The first step is to adopt a learner-centered model of education. A balanced approach aiming towards learning through immersive and skill-based techniques can be proven beneficial.
Ever since the independence, the Indian Education System has seen many changes and it is still evolving. New policies and rules are coming in place by the government to improve the quality of education. A formal education shapes the child’s future and helps in molding a better quality of life. Even though there has been a lot of positive change in the system, it still needs to go a long way considering the number of children who are moving abroad to study. According to Open Door statistics report 2016 the percentage of Indian students moving to abroad for higher studies have spiked by 25%. Despite the immigration policies, Indian students who aspire to study at top colleges abroad work diligently to gain admission to their dream universities.
The change that needs to happen to create a holistic education system in the country is to not only focus on the academic growth but also on the all-round development of the child. The core teaching system revolves around ‘what to learn’ instead of ‘how to learn’. The teaching method needs to be experimented with and more interactive ways must be incorporated in the current system. There also must be a few structural changes to improve the Education System:
The first step is to adopt a learner-centered model of education. A balanced approach aiming towards learning through immersive and skill-based techniques can be proven beneficial. The curriculum can also include experiential learning exercises and methods like blended learning to provide the children with a better learning experience.
Another very important perspective that needs to change amongst Indians is that no subject is an alternative subject. Every subject including sports and arts are mainstream career options and parents must encourage their children, should they decide to choose a non-conventional career.
The faculty that is hired must be eligible; they should have cleared certain tests and must undergo proper training sessions. There will always be a noticeable difference in the process of a trained personnel and an untrained faculty. It is imperative that teachers who are responsible to mold the child’s future must be qualified and well trained.
Strengthening infrastructure is another key area of improvement for the Indian Education System. The infrastructure of a school should be child-friendly and accommodating. The classrooms must be equipped with interactive boards and should be completely virtually adaptable.
The training system should be well-found so as to provide training to the children for the practical world and not just provide bookish knowledge. In today’s day and age children must be aware of the practicality of the society; this is something no book can teach. So the training programme must be designed in such a way that they are prepared for the outside world.
The management plays an important role in every sector including the education sector. Any educational institute must be well organized and managed properly for smooth functioning. If the management and the administration department run without any hindrances, the institute can operate in an efficient way.
The Educational Institutes in India must broaden the curriculum since the career possibilities are literally unlimited. Extra-curricular activities should be included in the course and students must be encouraged to participate in some of these activities. The chances of growth and overall development of the students must not be restricted; they should be motivated to try new things. Such activities will develop self-confidence of the child and they will have a positive attitude towards future. Also, we must introduce the psychometric analysis to find the early trend of the possible successful career in future for children. Ideally, we should include this test from std. 8 onward. This will give children, teachers, and parents as a clear path to follow and serve the country as per competence & design and not as per default.
One thing that is commendable about the existing education system though is building a strong foundation for the children. If this is intertwined with the required changes, India’s Education System can become one of the best systems globally in the future.
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