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Dipraj Zagade

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What should the revolutionized Education System be like?

By now you must have experienced some faults in education system that you have been a part of. Or perhaps if you are fortunate you may have never been in an education system. Whatever may be the case, what do you think the revolutionized Education system should be like? What is your idea of a better educational system? And what do you think are the deficiencies in the current system? What should we, as a society, expect from Education system?
Education is an ongoing process. But education system does not seem to encourage this process. As Sir Ken Robinson has pointed out in this talk, is it not that aim of this education system is to create employees? Is it not that the education system reflects what we as a society put emphasis on. Perhaps it is time that we should get out of temporary influences and create education system that would not be an end unto itself but a stepping stone for a more evolved life.
What then do you think we must include in such a system? What should its characteristics be like? What should it must have and what should it must not include? Your thoughts on education system..Discuss!

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  • Jul 12 2012: To continue,, I first must ask that you forgive my poor typing skills.
    If we want an education system that helps us to evolve as human beings as well as the disciplines of the corporate and scientific worlds, we need to place more emphasis on the humanities in the crriculum of our secondary schools. To be able to do that, I think we need to lenfthen the school day ( at least back to a full eight hours of learning), re-emphasie student participation in the learning process through a return to 'homework' requirements, and perhaps reconsider the tradition of two month summer holidays.
    I would see a return to a mandate for Universities and Colleges to provide a broad education to our young people. Educators need to re-focus their talents from churning out 'designer graduates' to satisfy the demands of the corporate world and to begin once again to nurture thinking that includes a broader focus on subjects that will help us to grow and improve as a species and as occupants of this planet. In short, I believe that our education systen needs to focus itself on producing more thinkers and dreamers.
    How that will be done, given the opposing pressures of our modern world demanding narrow-band thinkers, I don't have the answer for.

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