The education process was not this complex where examinations played such a big role. Learning was a process where students had fu and the teachers were the ultimate. With eminent science frictions coming through and new discoveries every day the education system was slowly made complex where the fear of examinations came in and it was no longer fun. Then to assess students the examinations became tough and students lost interest. Finally the main motive of education became the need to get a good job to sustain a lifetime.
How can learning be made fun?
Leaning can be made fun if the students are taught to look at it as a game rather than studies. The choice of school and the board can be regarded as the choice of the game that a student wants to play. Completing a level and leaving the level with some points and rewards can be compared to passing through a class and going to the next class or the next level. Similarly if a student fails a class he can start again just like being unable to complete a level and starting the level from the start. The ultimate victory will be completing the game or schooling with the best marks.
What are the games that the students can look at to make studies interesting?
Snakes and ladders:
Schooling is like a game of snake and ladder where a good year or a good role of the dice can get you to higher levels rapidly. It improves your knowledge. Similarly a bad period of time can be related to coming down the success blocks. You can change the gaming rules like double role of the dice. Similarly if you put in the double effort you will succeed more.
Chess is another game that helps you relate to school life. This is about making the right move at the right time. It is about making full use of the resources that you have at your disposal. It is like making a decision whether a lesson in mathematics will help you or a music rehearsal will help you. You have to make the right choice to take you to the right path and give you a win.
Football is a game that had been added in almost every single school. The main thing that a game of football teaches us is team work and team spirit. Of course there can be the occasional one man show but a team success is a much happier ending compared to a one man show. A teacher would always love to see all the students to well rather than one student doing well and other not doing so.
What cricket teaches you is that team work is good but there is always space for personal goals within teamwork. For example you can expect India to win a cricket match but Sachin scoring a century and India winning the match will always make you happier. That's the reason why you should look to practice more and improve your personal skills.