Teachers should help students develop life skills, says Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

first_imgInteracting with the students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called for reorienting the education system to make students think rationally and independently.”An education which balances the head, heart, body, and spirit alone can be called a truly holistic education. The child should not only be able to acquire and absorb knowledge but should also be able to apply the knowledge in real life situation,” said Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.At the event, M Venkaiah Naidu recalled that India had a great tradition of ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ in which teachers and students used to live together and engage in a constant dialogue.”Such great tradition should be reflected in our modern education system. These discussions were recorded and have been handed down to us from the ancient past in the form of Upanishads,” Venkaiah Naidu added.Need for change in education patternThe education system must allow students enjoy schooling and make them lifelong learners. The true learning takes place through “observation”, “reading”, “discussion”, “reflection”, “analysing” and “synthesizing, said Venkaiah NaiduMoreover, the reoriented curriculum must focus on aspects that make a child curious, creative, caring, communicative, confident and capableThe school teachers should not just guide students in academics alone but also help them to develop life skills that are essential to successfully navigate in the increasingly complex world of today.Promote family system to protect youngstersThe best medicine to protect youngsters from slipping into depression, he also urged parents to interact with children regularly and understand their issues, Vice President said.advertisement”Students must spend 50 per cent of their schooling hours outside classrooms. Participation in sports would instill the qualities of confidence, equanimity, team spirit and tolerance in students, apart from inculcating the attitude of sharing and caring,” he said in a recent ANI report.(With inputs from ANI)Read: Free education for girls in govt colleges of Rajasthan from JulyRead: No teacher or principal can be asked to perform non-educational duties outside RTE Actlast_img

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