Education

  • Quotes  
    • Importance  
      • Socrates – There is only 1 good Knowledge, and only 1 evil – Ignorance 
      • Gandhiji – Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. 
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       Ethics  
      • Martin Luther – We have Guided Missiles and Misguided Men  
      • Gandhiji – Education without character is worthless 
      • To educate a man in mind but not in morales is to create a menace in the society  
       Creeativity  Confucius says – “I hear and I forget, I see and remember , I do and I understand  
     
  • Intro 
    • Why does time always move forward? Where do rivers continuosly flow to ? What do the leaves sing in the breeze? These struggle of human brains are outlined in the Upanishads.   
  • Way forward 
    • NEP should have a 4 pillared approach  
      • Rational and scientific temper 
      • Ethics and value based education  
      • Gender mainstreaming  
      • Interpersonal skill building  
  • Creativity  
    • Human pshychology to work the most when under pressure  
    • Green revolution after popn presssure  

Photocopy Debate  

  • As a fomer NCERT director pointed out 
  • Lost in the debate is students focus on the course packs relavant for exams much more than the actual learning and contextual understanding  

Hole in the Wall project 

  • A computer kept in the slum area 
  • Nobody to explain 
  • Later found out that children self learnt it  
  • Inspired Vikas Swarup’s Q&A – Slumdog Millionaire  
  • CASE STUDY – 
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