“All progress is Born of Inquiry. Doubt is often better than over confidence for it leads to inquiry and inquiry leads to invention” – Hudson Maxim
“I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.” – Confucius
RISHIKESH K B, Senior Researcher and Publication Associate (India) in his article ‘Actual Learning Happens in Research Mode’, asks ‘ How many teachers encourage enquiry discussion and exchange of Ideas? Or when was it that our students learned to learn through exploration and Research?’
Going by the recent Trends in the Job Market, Poor Research output and lack of Employability skill in almost 85% or Indian Graduates, it’s evident that our Present Education system solely relies on Rote learning, Reproduction and and one dimensional evaluation. Creativity, Thinking ability, Problem Solving Skill, Reasoning ability, Insight learning, Scientific temper, Communication skill, Experiential Learning, have no place in our education system. The standard of English is going down at an alarming rate in our schools, colleges and universities. More that 70% of our graduates don’t find jobs due their poor English Skill. Poor leadership and governance have played a catalytic role in degenerating the education system to the present level. The disturbing trend is that the standard of Private Education Sector is also equally bad.
To stop the rot, the Education system needs to be restructured right from the K-12 level, instead of funding the higher education. We can’t build superstructure on a weak foundation.