Vidur Pandit

HR & Marketing Student, AXA Business Services
Greater Noida, India

About Vidur

I'm passionate about

Innovation, open source learning, new ideas, psychology, social networking, social media, advertising, Game Theory, Making Powerpoint presentations

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Vidur Pandit
Posted about 4 years ago
Democratic Education
I agree with the opinion that children may not be able to pick what is good for them right from the beginning. I think that it needs to be a collaborative effort to create an environment where we can offer more options to our children. Today's curriculum, especially in the Indian system, does not give any choice to our students. Everybody learns the same stuff. If all our students are forced to learn the same stuff and think in the same way, how do we ever innovate? Our students need creative freedom to chose what they want to pursue and what they don't want to. I also think that ranking is important because it instills a sense of competition and motivates our children to do better. What I am not ok with is the unnecessary importance ranking is given in every aspect of an educational system. I know of many people who are leading successful lives even though they were not top rankers at school.
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Vidur Pandit
Posted about 4 years ago
Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
Such a delight to hear Sir Robinson speak. This is my favorite TED talk as I can relate to it. I have always thought that our education systems needs a makeover. Throughout my student life I have always been pushed to learn things that I didn't want to learn and pushed towards what I like to call is the Forced Learning approach. I was and still am a creative person but I'd like to see one education system which promotes innovation and creative thought process. Sir Robinson is right in saying that we have stigmatized mistakes in our education system and in the corporate world. As a father of a 2 year son, I am concerned about how my son will be educated. The Indian education system follows an archaic model of teaching. I don't know how prepared my son will be in handling real world problems with the education he gets. Children need to be encouraged to THINK and not just FOLLOW