Why electives should start just after primary

By priyank

India cricket is a big sport and we can understand how a good bowler is a great asset to a team and even a good fielder but in school system it is expected that everyone should be a good bowler good fielder and good batsman otherwise that person is not better than the other one

instead the strike of becoming better at every subject for child uses to practice the skills that he is best at. Sure there will be all-rounders who would be good at everything but nothing matches some abnormality where let se a very tall guy becomes a fast bowler then the best use of his skills will be to practice fast bowling more and not be just for his batting which he might not be good at.

similarly in cricket if you want to become a cricket player you should know how to basics of catching ball and also holding the back in case if you need to bad but you should not be assessed or judged on those things for those you just need some basic skills just to hold the bat if you are a good bowler and maybe e do some bowling in case of an emergency. But it’s futile to practice for 10 hours for batting if you are already practice to become a great bowler.

similarly in education in schooling system either someone should be only be needed to give a very rough and basic understanding of issues so for example if you want to understand the very basics of a topic lets a social science then and that should not be my somewhere where I should spend more money at time on. Also I have also explained in other place where I think the only place where Government and institutions main my work is getting the literacy skill and language because those can’t be acquired by themselves and even them should be done through inter learning because then the internal running will cause a great less utilisation of resources and lucid form of learning

as a government and institution and school there should be only focusing on assessments cracking students information filling the gaps and focus and their energy on personalized and individualized attention on the one child itself and make changes and plans for him.

It is totally futile and counter productive at so many levels it’s negative for the child and its resource hog billions are spent into you trying to control how a child should learn and that process is being standardized and controlled and too much structure is there what we should rather do is put a framework to that process some boundaries and guidelines and within that process everything should be free and flexible if a child can learn can you imagine like how many prodigies we will have if we allow a child to study at his own pace and yes that can be done the whole idea that one teacher should teach all children at one time at one page is absurd and not needed at all especially when we have recorded lectures these days if someone is wants to skip and goes fast through the lectures and leave the an interesting parts or the parts that you already knows about then why are we not utilising it and giving him the opportunity to complete a course in one year which might take five years because he can do it and why should we take a with child’s right to take two months to study a subject with my I generally taught in in 10 days sometimes some topics need children need more time with them so that they can build their foundation to learn something else faster

now whatever I am saying is no secret I mean most observation scientist and explanation lists accept that it’ a problem with cooling system but the remedial measures that they take is not enough it’s like Birbal ki khichdi only symbolic but does not leave a child to learn the way in a very natural way

and this is where we need to discuss and think about what we are doing as societies because our institutions are running in a mediaeval way which was probably relevant and set up hundred years ago but there hasn’t been any change in the way classrooms are setup for learning modern learning is done.

That’s why it is very important that we leave out that open space



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