Big Ideas that can change the Indian Education Scene for Better

The future of education is a much talked about theme to address learning crisis that threatens development in India, where half the population is under 25 - absent teachers, lack of incentives and low standards force Indians, rich and poor, into privately run corporate business schools. Change agents in education need to place students in the center and leverage teachers and technology in ways that will support anytime anywhere learning. This will in turn help students as learners to hone skills and knowledge that will allow them to succeed and sustain themselves in the world of tomorrow. Instead of sucked into private education branding campaigns for bucks, civil societies should start looking into hardcore education of future kids as a free and basic right (using our taxes) before its too late.

Some teachers even enjoy higher standard of living thanks to profit making private training units, but it is also counterproductive, attracting the wrong kind of morally corrupt educators, there is no obvious reward for performance and children are promoted automatically to boost rankings and stats. The big factors in research and planning that will act as change agents for the future in education includes: youth-led innovation, high-impact services learning, technology and removal of cronies from all kinds of policy making.

Youth-led innovation - A build to understand concept centered in the creation of real-world solutions can revamp curriculum and assessment. Passion-based problem-solving with real world implications will be the focus of education. Schools will become centers where students will test the practical application of their ideas and innovations. This radical method of learning will transform assessment methods as well. Skills acquired through youth-led innovation will be documented learning paths outlined and thereafter credits awarded.

High-impact service learning – coordinated and targeted community service and development initiatives taken up by schools. This includes but is not limited to focused student led activities like water monitoring / conservation health and hygiene activism energy inspections / preservation and the like. Schools will serve as vehicles of high-impact service learning and social action that will create the framework to facilitate sustainable communities.

Technology - the importance of technology in education can hardly be overemphasized. Classrooms across the world are and will undergo transformation. Virtual classrooms flat classroom projects wikis and clouds are already part of the jargon that students are familiar with. For many schools one-to-one education represents the ultimate in technology infusion; introduction of one-to-one laptop program as a paradigm shift in how instruction is delivered. That shift has already occurred in one form or another at all major colleges and universities in the West; thus a rigorous college preparatory education must include one-to-one learning immersion. 21st century schools commit to the academic infusion of technology and education. Skills we impart to our students will give them the competitive advantage to succeed in the world of tomorrow.

Removal of Cronies, Digital Shiksha Traders and Branding Crooks from Education System: This will not be a simple or popular idea, but contribute to almost 80% of the filthy scene. Review selfie-bio of few modern bhakt & jugaadu celebrities, our education trading systems are just outputting hypnotized slaves, at best. Not a BIG deal, if you're low, ignore marks curiosity.

The future of education begins today. Tangible ideas that will transform the scene of education can be uncovered by making educated predictions. The youth of tomorrow will define their learning methods in ways that cannot even be fathomed today by our app marketing crazy business gurus! The last generations shall rightly be condemned / blamed for injecting apathy, open graft, conformity and profiteering into young minds.

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In the end ideas like this trade off anxiety. Underneath a superficially assured synthesis is a huge ambient anxiety about who we all are in an age of manufactured uncertainty. An anxiety about education, in fact, of which we seek vainly for news. Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted.. Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal, the mathematical equivalent of the Nobel prize, but showed little maths ability to begin with..

Eye-opening spin-off research looked in detail at 24 of the 3,000 individuals being studied who were succeeding against the odds, found something remarkable about what was going in at home. Half were on free school meals because of poverty, more than half were living with a single parent, and four in five were living in deprived areas. The interviews uncovered strong evidence of an adult or adults in the child’s life who valued and supported education, either in the immediate or extended family or in the child’s wider community. Children talked about the need to work hard at school and to listen in class and keep trying. They referenced key adults who had encouraged those attitudes.

Einstein, the epitome of a genius, clearly had curiosity, character and determination. He struggled against rejection in early life but was undeterred. Did he think he was a genius or even gifted? No. He once wrote: “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.”

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