Chennai: Delivering the 9th memorial lecture at the Kuruvila Jacob Initiative for Promoting Excellence in School Education, Dr. Venita Kaul, professor, Ambedkar University, Delhi, said, the way forward is not necessarily the three career path- engineering, accountancy, and medicine.
The world is opening up for new initiatives that are going to be the future of the country.
Talking about school education, Venita Kaul also Former Senior Education Specialist, World Bank emphasized that the current education system is all about books, marks, and ranks. The scenario of the primary level of education where children are required to learn and play has now become only learning. Children are seen memorizing alphabets and numbers for good grades rather than learning through new ways which expand their thinking skills.
"Children need interactive and participatory teaching sessions they can engage in, without any threat or fear. Policy level reforms are needed to execute this," she said adding "the education we see today is all about going to school, attending tuitions, preparing for exams and admissions. Is this the education system we need?"
The Kuruvila Jacob Initiative for Promoting Excellence in School Education aims at enhancing the strategic and operational performance of schools in the process of imparting holistic education to students, also various teacher training programmes are organized and certificates are given....