How NCERT is Archaic in its approach

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The education system and structure in India is one of the most primitive forms of education around. The sheer amount of emphasis when it comes to practices like rote learning is bad enough as it is, but there are many problems aside from this that have saturated the education system of our country. A lack of any practical learning, practical applications, little to no importance placed on extracurricular activities, and an unnecessarily high amount of pressure are just some of the many flaws that come to mind when one thinks about India’s education system.

One of the primary reasons why the Indian education system has been perforated with so many problems is because it continually emphasises NCERT in its curriculum. Since these NCERT textbooks aren’t upgraded with changing times and are mostly updated between five to ten years, it creates problems like:

  • Biased information that borders on propaganda
  • No promotion of critical analysis in students
  • Too much emphasis on nationalistic ideals and values
  • Most of the education provided is extraneous in the long run

These problems need to be rectified sooner rather than later so that the future generation can attain the skills required to become a productive member of the nation. Many steps are being taken to rectify the education system, some of which are:

Development of life skills:

Life skills are an essential aspect of a student’s educational curriculum since they need to learn these skills to become future-ready and deal with any situation that might arise later in their life. Life skill classes must be conducted in schools to explicitly teach students moral values over and above the standard NCERT books.

Better training for teachers:

This is a major flaw in the Indian education system. While there are some excellent teachers that students come across in their school life, from a growth standpoint, the teachers and not up to the mark. They tend to follow the same old-fashioned curriculum and often promote rote learning.  A better training system for these teachers will immensely help when it comes to the rectification of India’s education system.

Smart classes:

With the increasing development of technology in present times, the education system needs to stay up-to-date with the latest digital trends and adopt them in regular teaching sessions, so that the process of imparting education can be speeded up to a large extent.

Many private publishers have been set up to improve the schooling and education system in India. These publishers have adopted the latest technology to help augment the outdated learning methodology, and while it might take some time for these steps to reap sizeable results, it’s evident that the efforts of these publishers will revamp our current learning pedagogy.