A note from a Father pertaining to National Education Policy:
India stood 2nd last 73 countries in PISA conducted by OECD for 15 years old in Science, Math and English skills.
Almost 90% of the middle school students are taking tutions in addition to schooling.
About 80% of our engineering graduates are not employable.
which needs reforms immediately. Then our aspirations are “Make in India”, “Startup India”, how do we prepare our students for these aspirations?
Our school education system is focusing too much on book knowledge. There is special emphasis on learning facts and theories etc. Most noteworthy, there is very less scope for students to do things basically linked to their routine. Somewhere we have lost that teaching-learning part in our education system. If we can let our students engage wholeheartedly, the learning would be much faster.
We need to explore means and methods to make our teaching hands on engaging for students. I came across a site called www.projectsforschool.com. They engage in curriculum based on do it yourself (DIY) models for science. If we can design models for various subjects the interest problem in studies is solved.
We need to enable our teachers to make use of these new methods as well.
Education sector especially relevant, needs big time reform at the school level. I hope you can do something and in conclusion start some change at least. Visit http://mhrd.gov.in/nep-new to learn more about the National Education Policy 2016. Send your suggestions via email.