India@75, Looking at 100: The new teacher – beyond a knowledge provider

Source– The post is based on the article “India@75, Looking at 100: The new teacher – beyond a knowledge provider” published in The Indian Express on 9th November 2022.

Syllabus: GS2- Issues related to development and management of education

News- The article explain the requirement for country to achieve excellence in the field of education

What is needed for our country in the field of education?

For global leadership, we need to tackle casteism, inequality, hatred and discrimination that remain in the contemporary social fabric.

We will have to educate our children and provide them skill development opportunities.

Many children still don’t have access to quality education. We have to ensure that our children, growing up in villages and Tier-2 and 3 cities, do not lag behind and have the same access to opportunities.

We need to develop digital models, consisting of apps, digital tutorial content and virtual teachers to ensure that no child is left behind.

Our children also need vital lessons in wealth management, financial literacy and entrepreneurship to succeed in life.

What are the steps that are being taken to fulfill the needs of the country?

Curricular and co-curricular activities are being promoted along with an emphasis on vocational education and life skills. Experiential learning is facilitated through workshops and infrastructural adaptations. Integrated learning is implemented by incorporating art, music, dance and drama in curriculum transactions.

Atal Tinkering Lab, are providing opportunities to scientists to design mobile and AI applications, drone technology and Arduino-programmed robotics applications using 3D design. Technology-integrated learning is enabled through wi-fi-enabled zones, Hi-Tech Interactive Panels, Digital Library and Microsoft education tools.

Environmental conscientiousness is instilled through initiatives like Mission SDGs, tree plantation drives and paper recycling projects.

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