The India Today article spoke of 7 immediate changes that the Indian education system direly needed. In this blog, new phases of introspection will also be called upon while discussing previously mentioned aspects.  

  1. Rote Learning  

Rote learning is an age tradition of the Indian Vedic system which promotes mere memorization rather than understanding the conceptual theory of a subject.  

While rote learning is effective in helping one score good marks the learning quotient and IQ of a student remain undeveloped. 

Several educational systems promote rote learning to help maintain school averages high. 

  1. Evaluation system. 

To date, institutions determine the worth of a student through their marks. The student’s future solely depends on a number provided from the sum average of marks from different subjects. Respected and reputed universities don’t let students with low marks enter their universities, forcing these students to admit themselves into mediocre universities, marking the start of a vicious cycle.  

  1. Equal respect for all subjects 

We continue to survive in the education system where science topples the stream hierarchy. Students are forced to participate in the rate race which only supports mainstream subjects. Subjects like languages, communications, and arts are looked down upon as they aren’t considered important enough. 

  1. Qualified teachers  

Teachers play a crucial role in one’s school hood. It is thus necessary that they receive quality training. Teachers are often considered second parents. Training must occur in a way that allows them to act as parents to the children they teach. While teaching, the teacher must create an approachable, interactive and comfortable atmosphere where students can feel empathy and love in the classroom. Which will reflect in their behaviours. 

  1. Introduction of technology 

We live at the peak of technology. Under these circumstances, technology and the impartment of knowledge cannot be kept apart. Students must be taught about technology right from the early years of their education so that it does not seem alien later. Indian schools must embrace technology and education with an open heart and propagate the same to the students as it is what their future holds. 

  1. Personalization in education 

The Indian board of education system needs to see that each student understands at different rates. Hence teaching methods must vary to accommodate all students. Some students have a faster learning pace while others don’t. Teachers must have a keen sense of observation and not judge intellect by one’s ability to understand concepts. While it is not humanly possible for a single teacher to pay attention to every student, schools must start looking at assessing the usage of artificial intelligence and chatbots that might come in handy to all parties. 

  1. Education with its purpose.  

The Indian education system holds features instilled by the colonisers. Education is not always about becoming rich. Its intent must hold humanism. Students must be taught morals inculcated with humanistic values. They should be taught that life is much beyond money and success is not measured in money. 

  1. Equality in Education 

To date, rural parts of the Indian subcontinent discriminate against female children. The total male population still supersedes the total female population in India. Several parents don’t think education is a requirement for their female children. The government must introduce more schemes that motivate parents from rural areas to send their girls to school. 

  1. Holistic education system. 

Not all schools focus on covering all aspects of education. Quality education is one that aims to protect an individual’s mental, physical, emotional,s and spiritual well-being. hus, all education systems must initiate activities that aim and fine-tune these areas.  

  1.  Increase in positive reinforcement 

Studies prove that students perform better on the increase of positive reinforcement. Increasing positive reinforcements will help motivate students to perform their best rather than instilling fear in them.  

If the Indian education system starts taking these points into serious consideration, we can attain the level of the best education system in the world.