Again about Creativity and Education and Syllabus and the Debate….it is endless…and nobody listening !!!
( well not anyone who matters… is listening…..with the heart….…as the head has dominated for far too long…. !)
Chetan Bhagat, bestselling novelist says…( In TOI…a leading Indian Newspaper )
The education system’s second problem: the course content itself. What do we teach in school and college? And how much do you use it in daily life later? Ask yourself, has the world changed in the last 20 years? If yes, has our course content changed at the same pace? Has it even changed at all? Who are the people changing our course materials? Do they have real life corporate exposure?….
…….The cycle perpetuates itself, and we continue to create a second-rate society of followers rather than change-embracing leaders. I have hope that the current generation will break this norm and start questioning the great Indian way. I have hope that the current HRD minister will acknowledge this problem and do something. I have hope that Indians will start questioning any politician they meet on what they are doing about the education system at every place possible….
We surely agree and congratulate Chetan Bhagat….
….but…What we have to say about deciding what to teach …(the syllabus)… and who should decide…is :
It is not just that those who have Corporate / Real Life Exposure….but a diverse and an inter-disciplinary group….including students as well ( why not ?)….but surely NOT THE SCHOOLED ACADEMICIANS…..