“I am starting to speculate all intricate and exceptional frameworks of training. They appear to me to be developed on the supposition that each tyke is a sort of imbecile who must be educated to think”. ~ Anne Sullivan.
I was directing a Discover Your True Calling workshop at IIM, Indore a week ago. I had the evening free and chose to see the much acclaimed, high-netting Bollywood film – “3 Idiots”. I altogether delighted in the motion picture, generally in light of the fact that it is an entire arraignment of our training framework. The message was strikingly like the topic of my workshop.
The film is around three understudies who don’t generally fit into the esteemed building school and are considered boneheads by their teacher. Be that as it may, the motion picture obviously demonstrates who the three genuine numbskulls are – the instructive framework, the instructors and the guardians. Pondering the film on the flight back to Mumbai, I understood that any genuine change in training is conceivable just by changing these three voting public.
Bonehead #1 – The Education System:
Our present framework is execution arranged as opposed to dominance situated. The accentuation on examinations powers understudies to learn through repetition. They concentrate on scoring high checks as opposed to contributing the time and vitality to comprehend the subject inside and out. A framework where genuine prodigies like Einstein and Ramanujan are viewed as poor understudies truly needs its head analyzed. In the motion picture, this is splendidly brought out by Aamir Khan playing Rancho – the really exceptional architect who goes past the book to pick up dominance.
Numbskull #2 – The Teachers:
Our present arrangement of instructional method is personnel driven and takes after a settled educational modules. The normal educator accept that there is one right answer and that (s)he knows the appropriate response. It is the uncommon educator who can encourage as opposed to instruct, to sustain instead of lecture and to help understudies who stray from the well-trodden way looking for inventive approaches to learn. Boman Irani as Viru Sahastrabuddhe makes a radiant showing with regards to of enlivening an unyielding, exceedingly focused, pompous school educator – the direct opposite of a perfect instructor inside and out.
Nitwit #3 – The Parents:
At the point when India’s HRD Minister Kapil Sibal recommended rejecting of the tenth grade exams, guardians were the first to confront the proposition. Guardians need their youngsters to be at the highest point of their classes, get admitted to the best schools and take after customary vocation alternatives – designing, solution, administration and so forth.
Guardians once in a while urge their kids to find their actual interests and seek after dominance instead of unremarkableness. The motion picture’s working class Quereshis, who need their child to be an architect, and the poorer Rastogis, who consider instruction to be an exit from destitution, are normal of the present Indian guardians. They would most likely be the hardest nut to separate.
The 21st century calls for capable individuals who are experts in their picked fields of work. It calls for cooperation among energetic people, from various controls, to address the really difficult issues and openings that the world presents. The present mechanical production system way to deal with training misses the mark. We are not preparing our kids to prevail in their reality. The interest of the motion picture is general and self-evident.
Yet, what will it take for every one of the three of the bodies electorate above, and additionally the understudy group to rally around to another instructive request? If it’s not too much trouble share your points of view. We have to cooperate to achieve change in this key region of our general public.