Shri Sumat Kumar Jain (Secretary — DPS—KKM Hirak Branch)
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth learning can be taught.” — Oscar Wilde
We have to make today’s education system flawless. Education has to focus on what humans can do better than the machines and instruments they create.
In the educational process, students should be offered a wide variety of ways to learn, among which they could choose or with which they could experiment. They do not have to learn different things the same way. They should learn at a very early stage of “schooling” that learning how to learn is largely their responsibility — with the help they seek but that is not imposed on them. There are many different ways of learning; teaching is only one of them. We learn a great deal on our own, in independent study or play. We learn a great deal interacting with others informally — sharing what we are learning with others and vice versa. We learn a great deal by doing, through trial and error.
The objective of education is learning. Schools should enable people to go where they want to go, not where others want them to. The circumference of every word — teacher, student, school, discipline, and so on — should be enlarged.