The pathway to new-age education

Hindustantimes | March 06, 2019

The face of education needs an enormous reform to arrive at a point of distinction. With constant evolution demanding us to adapt at a relentless pace, education has become a direct reflection of the change that we predicted years ago. While the actual need of the hour is a coherent transformation in the learning ecosystem with a future- led approach, we still have to introduce a change that redirects our path from the traditional state of learning.With all the ease that the Internet brings in and the rate at which one sees the increase in the number of online courses is a testament to the acceptance of online learning over traditional methods. Let us now look at the essential ingredients that are prerequisite for a successful model. Traditional learning always takes place in the physical plane of existence, within the confines of the classroom. It lays its emphasis on a harmonious union between both theoretical and practical knowledge that is being imparted. In the case of higher education, the different approaches are divided into a fixed set of semesters, to reconcile with the entire length of the course itself. This has one obvious drawback, however - it tends to ignore a student’s skill set while emphasizing on things that a student may do well without knowing. A dilemma as such presents us with a choice - to either exist with the traditional model of learning or to bring a change for a streamlined focus on skills.

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