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How can we bring about such a change which inculcates creativity and innovation when we are tasked with changing mindsets of Millions?

The above question is with respect to the education culture of countries like India,where a change in the system is only possible when the mindset of a million people changes,which is followed by promoting a system which does away with the Old Dream of Engineers and Doctors,increasing competition.Then there is the problem of changing the way teachers impart knowledge(this is changing in where International Schools become available but they are not available to everyone due to high costs).A high number of teachers in the conventional education system teach with the objective of reproducing known facts in the paper and disguise these efforts under the sugar coated version of application based question,they teach their respective science and math oriented subjects often frowning upon other artistic and musical interest, to churn out more doctors and engineers out of the system and once this cycle ends there are the tuition centres which nullify the schools' efforts to impart knowledge and provide the students with their own,often through rigorous testing procedures.This often comes back to the sole aim of getting ahead in the rat race.Even the Central Education System continuously brings out changes which are tested on a specific batch of students who are graded and examined in a secretive manner,where the results and marking procedures are not aptly revealed.The entire vicious cycle compromises on a skill base of millions of students and in the end harms the nation's productivity.


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    May 22 2013: Read Malcolm Gladwell "The tipping point":
    Gives you a very good idea of how to bring about "change".
    And as Colleen Steen mentioned, you just have to the willpower to see your idea spread, and take it at small steps at a time.
    • May 23 2013: I have read that book and I honestly think the principles mentioned in that book won't have an effect in a country like ours,the reasons for the same are historical.
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        May 23 2013: Then surely you have to use Indian culture to your advantage to inspire change?
        Not sure how much relevance this has, yet watch the TED Talk:
        "Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West -- the myths that mystify"
        How did Gandhi spread his idea's? (Take example from him)
        Give people purpose and reason to follow your ideas!
        "the reasons for the same are historical"
        What historical reasons?

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