Career security and research work need to incorporated in the present education

Education can bring the desired change in the future. If you want to shape the future shape the education system accordingly. Teachers , parents and management are the three main poles holding the students from each side. They will go whenever these poles will lead to. Hence we have to take the responsibility very wisely.

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Last year an initiative has been taken to analyse the present Education System through interviews and survey( Click here to participate ) Even the educators from Finland educators have joined this initiative. Today’s blog will bring the thoughts of an enthusiastic teacher and blogger Sakshi on her views on Present education system.

Journeysays – Hi Sakshi , tell us something about yourself as a person and a blogger ?

Ans. As a person I’m an ambivert , sarcastic , definitely fun-loving , enthusiast , optimistic and I must say this list won’t end so in short , I’m a perfect blogger personality .

Journeysays- Are you happy with the present Education System ?Why or why not ?

Ans. Happy won’t be the exact word . Mixed thoughts define it perfectly . There are both advantages and disadvantages to this education system . Some of the disadvantages are

  • focus is not on the all round development of both physical and mental body of a child
  • Focus is given to the certification process like report card and marks that finally , actually don’t showcase the true abilities of the child .
  • The system of judging is same for everyone . But every child is not having the same in abilities . Here there is a broad difference between what should be done and what we shouldn’t do .
  • The course of students is more theoretical and is based on knowledge that would actually not help them in future . Basically the years you spent to get that metric pass or else just in the end remains a certificate without actual knowledge .
  • And lack of practical knowledge creates a region of unawareness where when they face competition on the international level , there confidence is compromised .
  • In this system of education , salaries of teachers are so low that even being considered the best , students ranks it last choice in their career option list.  
  • The school system is lot becoming like a spoon feeding ground . Just a recent change in cbse stated that in lower classes , a student can be promoted to next class even if they have failed in previous section .
  • The focus of higher education system in more on obtaining the degree than on research .

Journeysays- Why do parents in India still after the professions like doctors or engineers

Ans . Because there is no career security in other professions . These two job profiles fulfill all the requirements for a must option like , good salary package , respect , confirm job placement , demand for the these officials . After all parents wish for a secured profession . And these two are secured in many ways .

Journeysays- Your recommendation at various levels of education ?

1 . Practical and theoretical knowledge should be given equal importance .

2. Research work should be encouraged .

3. Career security should be offered and more and more skill based subjects must be introduced .

4 . By doing a single board in India , like Icse board will be better .

5. Nowadays there is too much pressure on students . Education is no pain , curriculum should be set in way that it’s fun and interesting . Not something to suffer from . But something to learn and experience .

Journeysays- Define Sakshi – as a teacher , as a student , as a parent (keeping education as a center point )?

Ans. As a teacher , I’m not-at-all a strict teacher . I like fun , interactive classes . New ideas and new ways of learning are always welcomed .

As a student , I’m a first bencher who curiously pens down every piece of information a good teacher ( I love lectures of ) tries to teach . Even in class I like regular study routines . Love to research too about topics discussed in class .

As a parent , which I’m not right now but I will try to make my kid to give value to education . I will be supportive to choose whatever there creative intuition may take them to . I’m a person who lives life based on interest . So I will try to impart that choose the subject or the field your passion is in .

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

Ans. Because there is scope for a great future . Abroad there are additional benefits , high salaries , encouraging environment for honest working , job security , career security hence financial security , even if you are not in a specific job , doing research work .

Journeysays- What inspired you to get associated with this project ?

Ans . Education is something more than important to improve right now . And in anyway , be it discussions ,by teaching myself and keeping my opinions strongly , I’m ready for it always . I’m a more than happy to participate again , yes second time in such a wonderful initiative . Even last year I participated my answers are much more better this time because this year I experienced teaching kids myself .

Journeysays-How do you feel about this project and about my blog ?

Ans . Thanks a lot and million times to include me in this great initiative . Your blog is an inspiration . I would always love to be a part of your projects and initiatives . This is the blog that actually makes me to realize that working on social issues and spreading knowledge about it is so important . I am thankful to Ms Arora for always printing these innovation ideas discussing  specifically about education .

I must thank you for putting up your perspective about present Education System which needs to be modified according to the requirements of the students and future. She has always been very supportive and active in all aspects.

Read the interview with Shivam Mishra , opinion of Dr Amrita and others , well known blogger Romila – November’s child those who have added their voice.

If you are the one who can contribute to this initiative in any ways or know someone who can be the part of the change , kindly contact me at Shadezoflife@gmail.com.

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5Es of Education

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Education does not mean giving knowledge and stating facts and figures, it includes proper sequence of learning experiences. It includes

ENGAGEMENT of students in teaching learning process . Students should not be the passive listeners.

EXPLORATION of opportunities, adventures and thought process to construct the new knowledge.

EXPLANATION in the form of discussion with participation from both sides.

ELABORATION of the concept , it’s utility in daily life .

EVALUATION of learning experience and child’s understanding.

Constructivism – a paradigm shift in education

Gone are those days when we used to consider our kids as blank slate where we as a teachers were supposed to write our thoughts and ideology. Now the kids are well acquainted with new concepts and ideas. We can be a guide to them to construct a new knowledge based on their previous knowledge. This is what the constructivism is.

It is a pedagogy of teaching where student in the classroom is actively involved and their ideas are well listened and worked upon. There is no rote learning or spoon feeding of subjects while the child learns through exploration and with his own experiences .

Some of the techniques used in this type of learning are

  • Project based activities
  • Exploration method
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Inquiry based learning
  • Discovery methods

Advantages of this approach

  • Child is not a passive listener as in lecture method.
  • Child develops the reasoning skills.
  • He feels motivated to ask questions.
  • He tries to make his own theories and verify them.
  • Learning through this method is long lasting.

Unfortunately in India education means curriculum completion and percentage oriented results, such an innovative approach is not being adopted. There are only handful of schools which are practiing this. Creating such an atmosphere where child could use this cognitive skills can help him to grow better in all perspectives. Now is a time to challenge the education system and at the same time , to come out from percent oriented results and performance.

Appreciation is all your child need

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Who does not want appreciation ?

Irrespective of age or gender,at home or at workplace,we always look for an appreciation by the ones whom we are connected in any way. If we as an adult feel that our work should be appreciated or acknowledged , think about your little monsters who all the time trying New things , discover new challenges for themselves. They go beyond their limits to win . As a part of growth and development, they need to be appreciated.

Few words of appreciation can do magic for your child. There are various psychological reasons for why every child need to be appreciated

  • It builds confidence.
  • It motivates the child.
  • It brings the self satisfaction.
  • It strengthens the bond between you and your child.
  • It develops the feeling of gratitude
  • It develops the sense of accomplishment .

There are many ways to appreciate your child. You can do it by a pat or by giving hug and by words. Your one word of appreciation can change the life of your child. So do not hold back and act now. There are number of ways you can make your child very special. Here are 100 phrases you can use in everyday life for child to get acknowledged and appreciate.

Being a parent it is important to use such phrases. The more you appreciate, the more they will become responsible for their actions.

How do you appreciate your child as a father or mother. Share your experience in comment section.

A Request – As a responsible parent , teacher, student or responsible citizen kindly fill this form to be a part of Educational REFORMS in India. Follow the blog via E-mail if you are not on WordPress for future posts and updates .

Note – This post has been written for #BlogchatterAtoZ.

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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👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆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.

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Why is reading important for your child at early age ?

 

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Learning a language and mastering a language are two different aspects.”

Learning a language is easy process and this can be summarised by LSRW formula i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing. When a child listens the language in his surroundings , he or she starts babbling and then start speaking slowly. This is a simple way to learn any language.

Mastering a language is toatlly a diferent phenomenon. It requires more of reading than listening and speaking.  Comprehensive reading plays an important role in it. It enhances your depth of knowledge about that particular language . This leads to the  improvement in your expression.

Now a days , lots of books are available in the market and online too for the kids to read. I personally prefer paperback as it has its own charm. New publishers are coming up with new creative ideas. Book fairs in the school also create an interest in kids to read and encourage them to buys books. Parents also feel good when the child buys a book but later in many of the cases the books keep on lying on the shelf or in one corner of the house.

It is very easy to buy a book for a child  but is difficult to create an interest at times. The attractive covers , freebies can be a good reason to buy but can not be a reason for inculcating reading habit.

For this you have to put some effort initially. Take a book , read in front of the child. Remember , children are copycats . When they will see you reading , they will also try to ac  like yout. That is pretty good. This is the first step. Now, you can look  at your child”s  book and give few happy , interesting remark. This is a second step as you evoked the curiosity in your child. Now, start reading together and you are done !!!!

Benefits of reading :

  • Reading stimulates the brain
  • It increases the retention power.
  • It increases the vocabulary.
  • It reduces the stress .
  • It refreshes the mind.
  • It makes the child happy.
  • It builds the decision making power.
  • It makes the child happy.
  • It improves focus and concentration.

Keep these points in your mind when you are buying a book for your child 

Buying a book for a child is an art. You should be aware the need of your child. The book should fulfil the need of a child otherwise the child will loose interest in reading. Right choice at right time can do wonders for your child.

  • Pay attention on the language used in it.
  • Start with a book having interesting pictures.
  • Font and size of the letters should be according to the age of the child.
  • Check The difficulty level of the language.
  • Keep the purpose of the book in your mind.
  • Keep the interest of the child in your mind.
  • Do not get fascinated by the cover and free gifts.
  • Go through few pages before you buy.

Now, take your child and go to book store, buy a book for yourself and see your little going through the books. Ask him if he also want a one.

Happy Reading and have a wonderful weekend.

Do share your reading experience with you kids ! Recommend any one book !

Ms Arora

Early Spelling and Writing

Early signs of learning disabilities and home support…by qualified Specialist Teacher Assessor accredited by the British Dyslexia Association and registered with the Professional Association of Teachers of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties

Beacons Unique

As with all aspects of development, most children will come to spelling and writing at different stages (more on pre-writing here). In countries where formal academic education begins later, children will likely have developed their hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills through self-selected play and craft activities such as LEGO, small world toys, play-doh, cutting and sticking, and use of chalks and crayons.

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