In today’s age, education has become a need as important as food and water. With expenses increasing by the second, it has become a necessity for the middle classes to have both the parents as earning. An added income is a blessing. As a result, every adult is looking to seek employment.
However, the education department has not been so helpful so far. But there are many changing trends which promise a hope for a better future. Orthodox families are not inclined towards higher education because in today’s age higher education in India does not guarantee employment. There are however, other options which education opens up.
E-learning: a blessing for many stay at home mothers:
Online education has changed the face of education in India. Getting educated has now become cheaper than before. There are many online courses which can teach an individual to open up their own small businesses based on their hobbies.
This is a great option for stay at home mother who also have to take care of their kids. For people who are still employed but still want to pursue better job opportunities, this is a great option. These people can now study via the internet and get a higher degree which will help them get ahead in life. As regular higher education, especially in the cases of professional courses is very expensive, it is an option which is not open to a lot of families.
Bringing students closer to new age technology:
This is a need of the hour. Students need to be aware about the latest technology. If they are given the opportunities to interact with the latest technology, then they will learn better and will become better employees. While many private schools in the country make it a point to keep their education level up to date. The government schools still need to pave a way for these opportunities.
Small changes made in the classroom structure:
New modes of learning are coming to the fore in the Indian education system. The traditional classroom structure has been modified a little. Students are encouraged towards a project oriented mode of studying. This project based education guarantees that students take the maximum out of the learning process. Although this change has still not been fully developed, but steps have been taken to help students think learn and analyze things independently. They are encouraged to become independent learners. And that should be the crux of education.
While steps have been taken towards a new mode of education, there is still a long way to go. The current faculty of teachers needs to become open to new modes of learning. As long as they will be resistant towards these new modes, change will be next to impossible. As times change so should the mode of learning. The teacher is no longer the authority figure who is always right. The teacher is now a guiding figure whose main role is to guide children towards a bigger and brighter future. If new methods of learning are made available to the whole population of students, then the future will be in the hands of a literate, smart and intelligent youth.