Present Education System creating only clerical level employees

Indian education system need to develop more  critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills in young generation 

Recently I have started a project and asked the people to express their opinions towards how our Education System can become better and the areas which need improvement. 

After the first succesful interview , here comes another interview with a women who is well known in Indian Blogging community. She needs no introduction. Do read what she has to say.

  • Tell us something about yourself ( Introduce yourself )

Answer: I am Romila and I began blogging in 2004, anonymously with couple of experimenting pen names, till I zeroed in Novemberschild. Since then till today I have set up and edited many blogs, managed online communities and blogged professionally. My writing has developed from personal musings to social issues, reviews, creative writing and digital content for businesses and more. I’ve been writing since the year 1996 – prose, poetry, stories and articles. My content is globally on many platforms in form of updates, blog posts, guest notes and photographs. Professionally I help brands to promote themselves on social media and digital platforms through hosting chats/developing website content. When I’m not writing for my website or magazines or tweeting, there’s a good chance you’ll find me reading a good book, sipping coffee, listening to ghazals, colouring, watching movies or even sleeping.

  • These days children prefer to go abroad for higher education after 12th standard. What could be the reason for it ? Where are we lacking in terms of education?

Answer: There are a few things that comes to my mind. A) Peer pressure B) Glamour of studying abroad C) Lack of good Institutes. Though this has been improved in recent times but still a lot is required to retain the brain drain.

  • Unemployment is a big issue for the young generation. How can the society and education play its role in it ?

Answer: Our current education system is not meant for real job. It creates only clerical level employees. We need more into critical thinking, entrepreneurial skills. We need a system where kids can grow to their potential.

  • Every now and then we read about the students struggling with anxiety and depression and committing suicide. Can you suggest few measures to be taken regarding this concern ?

Answer: Anxiety, depression, suicide is mostly related to lack of career paths for the students or in better words less knowledge about the paths available in the system. We only know either Engineer or a Doctor. If a kid is not in that path then he is fit for nothing. Parents are culprits in making kids believe that there is nothing apart from these two paths.

  • What should be the role of parents in Education ?

Answer: They need to help kids find their own path based on their interests and not force them on the beaten paths. They need to encourage kids develop a rounded personality.

  • What changes you want to see in Education System in the coming years ?

Answer: A better skill based education system where rote memorisation should be of past. It should develop the entrepreneurial mindset and scientific attitude towards the problems.

  • What inspired you to get associated with this Project ?

Answer: With ageing population if the world India has a great potential to lead the world with skills and manpower. But to tap that opportunity we need education system which not only inculcates the hard skills but also the soft skills. I feel it is out duty to ensure that our kids are trained for the future and also grounded in their culture of Bahujan Hitay bahujan sukhay. We need major change in our education system where our next generation is not mass produced as a clerk but as a leader.

  • Given a chance what will be the first thing you will change and why ?

Answer: Change the education from memorising to project based education, where kids need to learn what is required to complete the given project. This will increase their interest into the given subjects and also show them the practicality of what they are studying.

Thank you Romila for interacting with us on this topic. Indeed the  education must  develop entrepreneurial mindset and scientific attitude to the young generation and produce the leaders for future.

You can meet this wonderful writer, blogger and Noverberschild here on Twitter: https://twitter.com/romspeaks

Dear Readers , do not forget to put forward your views in the comment section.

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When you need to hide your emotions

There are many situations come in our  life when we have to hide our emotions. Hiding the emotions sometimes is not easy. Your face tells exactly what you are going through.

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Hiding the emotions sometimes is not easy. It is hurting and painful , still one has to do at times. 

Should we hide what we are feeling???

Yes , at times. You can not take your worries and problems to your work place and vice versa. Exploding your feelings at wrong place and wrong time can worsen the situation. In such case you must wait for the right moment.

Hiding the emotions is important in certain positions e.g if you are announcing the names of contestants in a competition. You can not bring a positive or negative expressions on your face.

Is hiding the emotions or feelings is difficult?

For some it is very easy. There are people who are always give a blank expression. They know how to maintain neutral face expressions. You can’t judge by their body language or face.
You must have seen an employee coming out from the Boss’office appears perfectly happy or normal giving you no idea what has happened in the closed cabin. May be that person has got good scolding from the boss , yet comes out very normal. Such people are good at hiding emotions. On the other side, there are people who comes out from the office with wet eyes as they are poor at hiding emotions. They express the same through their face as they are feeling.

Hide only to get away from unwanted situation

Do express when you are full of emotions and convey your feelings. Say it now as you never know you get an other chance. Not every time you have to hide your emotions.
You have to do so when you know the situation may get worse. There are times when people may take the advantage of your feelings to fulfil their motives. In such a case you must know how to hide your emotions.

PS – Whether to express or hide your emotions depends on the situation. You are the best judge of your life. Hence decide yourself what you want to do.
And yes ! Do express yourself in the comment section about this article.

Fantasy of projects and experiment can ignite the intelligent minds – students opinion

Education is a powerful tool to bring desired positive changes in the society . That is the only possible way if we are providing the education in a way that it is making us fininancially independent. These were the thoughts in the initial discussion of this Project and the survey conducted under this project. 

Coming in the series, here is an interaction with Shivam Mishra putting up his suggestion that can refine our education system.

1: Tell us something about yourself )
e.g where are you from ? What you do ? What are your dreams and aspirations in the life ?

Ans: I am Shivam Mishra. I come from Ayodhya, UttarPradesh. Currently, I’m working as an engineer. I don’t have dreams or destinations, I believe in enjoying my journey equally.

2 What inspired you to get associated with this Project ?

Ans: Education is the area where a lot of work needs to be done. When I read regarding this project I thought I ought to put out my views on this issue.

3. Why do you feel that there is a need of change in the Education system of India ?

Ans: There are various following reasons why I think there is a sudden need of change in our education system.

1. There is a vast difference between theory and practical.

2. We don’t use most of things we study.

3. In these times when world is changing rapidly, we got to catch up with rest of the world and new emerging technologies.

4.What practical difficulties as a student you are facing or have faced in present education system ?
 Ans:- I didn’t have good teachers. I spent 9 precious years of my life without a good teacher. When I met them, they truly changed me forever. Besides this I am not a good learner and a lazy one so when I started trying to learn, semester was over. 4-5 months were not enough time for slow learners.


5 . What changes you want to see in Education System in the coming years ? ( It would be nice if you give practical ways to improve our system at any particular level e.g school level , college level etc)
Ans:- 1. Reduction of syllabus burden:- There are many redundant things we study for example in mechanical engineering, Students study Manufacturing, Thermodynamics, Machine design etc. but at the end of the day, he ends up making career in only one of these streams. So classification of these streams would not only reduce the burden but student can also use that time working in industries and learning relevant things.

2. Selection of teachers:- A teacher can play vital role in making a child’s career. Teachers should be people who’re passionate about teaching. If somebody is teaching only to survive and to earn his daily lives, he is wasting both his and his student’s time.

Another thing is students between the age of 5-10 years ought to be taught compassionately and without expecting too much. People learn at different rates. Not knowing something, having difficulty in learning something, making mistakes, none of these are punishable.

3. Guidance:- Guidance in making career is also equally very important. Most of the students copy others without knowing their own interest and start fumbling. People lose their interest in their jobs as it’s completely different from what they thought once. Time is precious and life is too short, one can’t spend all it experimenting. That’s why they need guidance. Everybody is an individual entity so they wouldn’t be fit in same frame as a fish can’t climb on a tree. Students should also be encouraged to pursue entrepreneurship.

4. Inclusion of Technology: Inclusion of technology can make learning way easier. For example  using Apps such as BYJU’s learning App, difficult structures can be understood easily by using Model & Prototypes etc.

5. Personality Development:- Personality development, Human Interaction, Negotiations, Your appearance etc are very important once you enter into working class.

6. Projects:- Projects and experiments help in learning and one can correlate with theory. Fantasy of projects and experiments can ignite intelligent minds and spark the talent. Though it should be assigned naturally not forcibly.


6. Given a chance what is the first thing you will change and why ?

Ans:- There are many important things that need to be done and deciding one thing is really difficult. But if somehow I could push this perception that one should study to know the world better and things he is interested in not to score marks in exams. That would be a fair thing to do. For example a student goes through a lot anxiety during exams and after that he goes on vacation and forgets most of the thing he studied. When I was in 10th standard, I used to wake up at 1a.m. to study not because I wanted to score marks but I was afraid of failing. I did well.

When the time before exams is same as the time after exams, It should be spent with equal importance.

Thank You!

Journey Says : Thank you Shivam Mishra for enlightening us on this topic and being a part of this project. Your voice can motivate others to come forward and share their experiences too. Education should teach us how to live life and earn livelihood and prepare us for real life. Education should come out from books to life. 

Get connected with Shivam Mishra @ shivammishra199600@gmail.com

PS.  – You can contribute your thoughts and views on this topic through this link 

https://goo.gl/forms/FndvfCkXRGHtLb692

If you want to get your interview published on my blog then contact me through the link given below. 

https://education17048.wordpress.com/contact/

RAISE YOUR VOICE TO BRING THE POSITIVE CHANGE

Christmas – a centered Acrostic poem

 

Poetry
Christmas poem , Acrostic on Christmas, festivity
Every corner is covered with snow
Every face is holding smiles
Then saw him running house to house
Full with gifts in his big bag bounce
Guess Who ! Santa is coming to the town 
Bringing joy to the town 
Come , Lets make something new
Cookies,pie or big yummy cake 
With lots of sweet together we”ll bake…..!!!!

And the festive season begins….🎅🎅🌲🌲🥞🧀🍔🍢🎂🍫🍭🍡🍩

This poem is written for the prompt given by Linda. Do check out her post to more about such kind of poetry.

Let’s feel the love in the air with this beautiful song

Education should make us financially independent and prepare us for life not for marks !

Hello to all lovely readers of my blog ! Welcome to the first interaction conducted under the Project – Educational Reforms in India, initiated with the help of blogchatter – A biggest platform for all the Indian bloggers .

I asked few people to express their views regarding the educational reforms as a parent , teacher or as a student  on Twitter. Here is what they have suggested.

My first interaction was with Dr Amrita,who is a parent to a six year old girl and a teacher in a Medical College. I asked few question which were popping in my mind since the thought of this project came into my mind.

Here is my interaction with her. 

JourneysaysWhat changes you want to see in present educational system ?

Dr Amrita : I want quality, affordable education with strong practical classes. Practicals like summer internships at various levels to have an idea about how different industries work. The education system is okay but the expectation needs to be balanced. While parents know the practical nature of life ,children and youngsters have no clue . Employability of education makes it useful. Until this gap in knowledge is understood by parents ,children and educators ,we have to face the problem. Education which doesn’t help us to make us financially free does  not solve the purpose . 

I would also like put more focus on healthy living  and Financial health.

Entrepreneurship mindsets  should be incorporated in various ways from middle school onwards. Children are smart but a little guidance helps.

Journeysays– Your expectations from teachers ?

Dr Amrita : Teachers need to be upto date and incorporate the practical aspect of their subject with real examples, for better understanding .

JourneysaysCan you suggest any one or 2 practical ways to achieve your suggestions ?

Dr Amrita : Mindset shift is important. Education must be cherished . But with India’s impossible population number , making quality and affordable education accessible is a challenge. First step population control Second step better early life nutrition Third step mindset shift for both parents and children. For rest of my ideas you can read my blog post on this https://t.co/mAMNgA9m0y

I also interacted with Sakshi who is a teacher and student too. She teaches class 6th , 7th and 8th

According to her : Education should not become some kind of spoon feeding system . Like happening in schools these days . Practical knowledge need to be given, not just grades should be imparted . The class should be full of fun and interesting. There should be enough time for self studying hours for children. Parents should not providing smart phones to school students as it act as hindrance to their studies.

As a mother  Alawyerskitchen  put forward her viewpoint –

She saysOur education system is still based on age old belief that what is taught in books is the only way to excel in your exams and life which is quite the opposite to what life actually. Emphasis should be given on teaching practical theory . When we enter the society the first thought in our mind normally is what use was of those written exams where we just vomited out our by hearted words.

According to Jai who is a published writer, blogger and father :

I think training should be provided in chores that are neither included in extra-curricular nor academic activities. Small things for teenage children like carpentry, pottery, cooking for both males and females etc would impart life skills.

According to Varsha bagadia

Dedicating time for aptitude development and extracurricular activities would be very beneficial where mugging up won’t be needed. Approach needs to change from only marks to performance and understanding.

These are the initial thoughts we have come up. Still lots of brain storming on this topic is left.

Kindly do share and create awareness among people to share their view point. We are open to all. Share on what’s app , Twitter or Reblog the way you want to share. You are welcomed to express your thoughts through  the survey Link , as a guest post or interview. Do contact me through my contact page 

Here is the link to survey where you can add you opinion directly-  

https://goo.gl/forms/FndvfCkXRGHtLb692

You can get more information about this project – 

https://education17048.wordpress.com/2018/11/13/educational-reforms-in-india-a-survey-under-the-blogchatterprojects/

Share it for your future, our future and above all our country’s future As Better Education means Better India 

#journeysays #educationalreforms #BlogchatterProjects 

Make memories for tomorrow

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What we do today will the the past next moment. It is our decision what we want to do today and how to react in a particular situation. Keep in mind , it is we who make the memories for tomorrow. Decide today, what kind of memories you want to enjoy in your future ! 

Ms Arora 💕💕

Educational Reforms in India- A survey initiated under the #blogchatterprojects

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Education is a fundamental right for all the citizens of world  according to the UN declaration .  Hence , in most of the states in India, basic education is provided free to all. But the question is whether the education being given to them achieving the purpose ? Is it having a power to give the citizens which the future world is looking for.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

The purpose of education can not be defined in few words. It is more than a definition. It has to  be specific and goal oriented.

Need for this project ?

Being a teacher , a parent there has always been a great debate on what and how the child should get the education at various levels.
Be on a social media platforms or in family or friends get together I have witnessed the parents so worried for the education of their kids. I remember the incident I witnessed while  travelling in a cab , that made me to get more deeper into this project –

Educational Reforms in India.

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Ideas and objectives behind this Project :

We all discuss a lot on this topic with others .We share our ideas , shortcomings or better ways to teach children in school, colleges and universities. These discussions remain as discussions only and disappear from our minds soon. What if it could be recorded or entered into somewhere so that we could get a better picture of our expectations and the reforms we are looking for in our education system.

How to take part in this project ?

  • This project includes a short survey( Link is provided at the end of the post )where you can express your views, ideas and opinion about Indian Education System.
  • You are also welcomed to send your e-mails ( Shadezoflife@gmail.com ) you want to share something more than that. Kindly mention – Educational Reforms in India in the subject.
  • Through out the month Interviews and Guest Posts will be published . You are welcomed to contact me here.
  • Spread the word on various social media platforms using #educationalreforms 

How will it be benefited ?

The data collected will be complied up. The result will be made public and a copy of it will be sent to the concerned people and organisation. It will bring out what actually is needed to be changed with time.

Education is powerful media to bring a change in the society.  Hence  a small initiative has been taken to bring a change in the present  education system and a small contribution towards better citizens of India.

Better Education means better India.

So ,let’s contribute for better future by giving your valuable suggestions, opinions to bring the change we want to see in our education system.

HERE IS THE LINK FOR SURVEY –

Click on it and be the Educational Reformer 

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https://goo.gl/forms/xSlanFxzDQKkixRE2

👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆Be an Educational Reformer and build a strong base for our country for its bring future.

Looking forward for your support. Do share the post and work together for this noble cause. 

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KINDLY NOTE – THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN INITIATED WITH THE HELP OF BLOGCHATTER FOR THIS MONTH UNDER THE #BLOGCHATTERPROJECTS SEASON-2. Their efforts must be appreciated as it gives an opportunity to the bloggers to achieve the success in their dream projects.

Let’s be  connected on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest

💖STAY HAPPY , STAY POSITIVE 💖

Ms Arora  💕💕💕 #journeysays. 

An Ultimate guide for New WordPress Bloggers – Part 1

If you are a new blogger on the wordpress site , then this post is for you. When I joined an year back , I have found this platform to be the best , easy to understand even if you are not computer literate . The community is very supportive.  There are many bloggers who helped me to grow and understand the basics of blogging. I am not an expert as I am still on the way of learning as learning is an never ending process.


Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

Today I am going to share the few things which I feel every new blogger on the wordpress must know at the beginning stage.

WordPress blog setup, a guide to new bloggers

Once you have created an account on Word Press , the next step is make your blog reader friendly and easy to navigate. Here are few steps you should take to attract readers and to present your blog to the world.

About page:

This is an important page that you should write first  for your readers to give an idea about yourself and your blog. You may include your picture with a little bio too.
It gives a clear picture to the reader about what they are going to get on your blog. Take a look at my About Page

Menu:

This is a point from where readers are going to see a broad idea about the categories for which you are writing. It helps the  reader to navigate where and what they want to read.

It should be easy and clear e.g. I am writing short stories , my feelings and quotes.  When the reader clicks on Menu , it is up to the reader what they want to read. You can add categories like book reviews , affiliates , food recipes and many more.

More details here

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-navigation-menu-in-wordpress-beginners-guide/

Widgets :

There is a space on your website where you can add widgets. In the very beginning you may find it difficult to understand what these widgets are all about and why is there a need to add and where to add. You can add these widgets to sidebar i.e. on the side of the website page or at bottom of the page , depending on the the theme. This includes

  • Text widget – for adding text.
  • Search widget – for adding Search bar
  • My community- showing the blogs you follow
  • Recent post- for showing the recent post
  • Twitter timeline – for showing latest tweets
  • And many more ( check Customisation )

For more details , check out this link

https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-add-and-use-widgets-in-wordpress/

Social Media Profiles :

This helps your follower to get connected with you on other social media platforms. You have to connect the social icons of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to your accounts. This is because your reader may know you better from your other accounts as you must be posting something different on  other accounts e.g. I post food recipes , my travel pics on my Insta Page and Facebook page.

More details here –

https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-social-media-icons-to-wordpress-menus/

Help and support Feature –

This feature has been proven a great help for me. If you have any problem at any time , do leave your question or problem there. The help team will contact you and will give you a proper solution.
You have to be little patient as it takes 12 to 24 hours for reply. But I assure you the team is really wonderful and supportive.

Ways of content appreciation :

New bloggers must know how to appreciate the blog content in a proper way. In the early months of bloggers , I found one of my follower copied my content ( Complete post ) and published under his name. I felt so bad . There are many ways to appreciate the blog content . So new bloggers must know how to appreciate the blog content . Read my related post HERE

To be continued…….

👉If you have any doubts or want to ask anything , you are most welcome to contact me through my contact page.

👉If you are a new new blogger and want to get featured in my Friday feature Series , do leave your links in Comment section below. Give a small introduction about your blog , follow and like other new blogs.

👉If you are an experienced blogger , Do share your advice with new bloggers.

👉Follow me on Twitter , use #journeysays to get comment on your latest post.

Everlasting beauty

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There is no harm to work upon your outer beauty as this is something which the other person encounter with the very first . But don’t forget to give time to your inner beauty …. Your Soul . This is everlasting , immortal and will never get old.

Ms Arora 💕💕

🤔🤔What do you do to beautify your soul?

When you need something more than words

A gentle warm touch of mother can make the world of a child safer and secured…

A gentle warm touch of your friend can immediately give you an assurance….

A gentle warm touch of your beloved can lift up your mood…

A gentle warm touch is a need of person specially when words are not enough to express your feeling. It act as psychological boost for the body and help a person to combat with the difficult situations of life.

It can be felt as the emotions flow from your brain to the other person. In other words , we can say the unseen positive  energy flowing through our body can be felt when you touch someone.

There are some therapies too that follow this concept like Reiki or Therapeutic therapy. These are based on some of the powers mentioned in ancient scriptures and been followed by ancient people. Though there are not proper scientific evidences for it , yet it has its own importance.

Unfortunately we have forgot this aspect of the touch in our lives. The touch,  now a days , has taken another shape. This is something need to be pious ,pure , healer, caring and supportive .

We must too understand when does a person need a touch and of what kind ? Is the next person ready to accept it ? Will you be able to convey your thoughts , your concern , your love or your support through your touch ?

Think about the touch you have received in your difficult times through your friend as a hug….

Think about the touch when you were in high fever and some one sat near you and put a caring hand on your forehead…

There are many instances in our life when we look for it and there are many moments when we received such feelings through a gentle touch…!!!!

Not only human beings animals to understand the language of touch. They are not able to speak your language yet they express their feelings through touching you.

Give this happiness to someone today and see the magic of your touch.

Hold the hand of the one who is looking for a promise from you.

Give a big hug to the one whom you have hurt to say sorry without words…

Give a gentle pat at the back of the one who has put a lot of effort and hardwork to achieve his goal…..

I am sending you the virtual hugs if you too in need of it… Hope it makes you better and joyful.

A virtual hug , need a gentle warm touch , journey of life continues

With lots of love and wishes for this festival season.

Ms Arora💕💕

Do you  remember any such touch which helped you ? Must be many! Do share any one !