Through work from home, e-learning, virtual tests, and other methods, the pandemic has caused a transformation of the existing norm in several professions. The next largest issue for any educated Indian should be the creation of a grading system that prioritises the overall development of all students rather than honouring a select few who get impossibly high grades. This not only demotivates the majority, but it also generates a one-size-fits-all approach that is lopsided. A few simple improvements could assist to reform the system and benefit all students.
Experiential learning (EL) is a method of teaching kids how to solve problems and make decisions from a young age. Creating a curriculum that includes real-world experiences allows students to engage in hands-on learning. The ability of EL to elicit active participation from every student, which in turn activates their emotional intelligence and starts them on a path to self-learning, is its core strength. As a result, such learning becomes ongoing. To help students learn practical skills, business schools are increasingly encouraging group discussions and corporate role-playing exercises supervised by seasoned executives.
Language learning: A high-school counsellor recently complained that kids avoid taking language classes since they have an "insignificant" impact on overall board results. While the advantages of learning a second language are not as obvious as those of learning math or science, having a second language can provide you an advantage in the long run. This is why students from places where several languages are spoken have an advantage in the global professional environment.
The implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) can assist in waking up the education system from its slumber. It entails phasing out the associate college system in favour of allowing autonomous degree-granting colleges to design and deliver 21st-century skills. By switching from the existing 10+2 system to a 5+3+3+4 system, the pre-school age group will be formally included in the educational system. The relevance of early learning in the home language or mother tongue as the medium of instruction is bound to affect critical thinking, generate a feeling of cultural pride, reintroduce local languages into consideration, and influence a student's willingness to study other languages. Another step toward ensuring the delivery of high-quality education is to invite multinational universities to establish campuses in India.
One of the most underappreciated benefits of establishing educational institutions is the favourable impact it has on the region as a whole, particularly in terms of creating job opportunities.
The success or failure of this decade will be determined by the speed with which new ideas are implemented and the ability to constantly change.