Chandigarh

WEBINAR ON EDUCATION SYSTEM BY PU

June 02, 2020 07:50 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized a webinar on the theme of Blending of Conventional and Progressive Education Structures for Revitalising Present Education System for Emergence of Bharat as Global Leader.

 The Vice Chancellor welcomed the guests and highlighted the need of revitalizing education system for making the learners self-sufficient and self-reliant.

The Chief Guest and distinguished speaker Shri Mukul Kanitkar, National Organizing Secretary, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, elaborated on the urgency of gaining knowledge to minimize the effects of pandemic COVID19. To maintain mental health, Indians have to consider lockdown period as a “Gharvas” and an opportunity for development of the self, family, society and nation.

Due to pandemic, the standard definitions of health, humanity and education have changed considerably. UGC have given autonomy to the Universities to decide about delivery of content and organization of examinations but Universities have to take opportunity with accountability to fulfil the national and global needs.

India has a rich tradition in the area of learning and education since ancient times. One of the famous traditional educational systems practised in India in the ancient times was the Gurukul System of Education.The main focus of Gurukuls was on imparting learning to the students in a natural surrounding where they live couldlive with each other with brotherhood, humanity, love and discipline.

 India has a rich tradition in the area of learning and education since ancient times. One of the famous traditional educational systems practised in India in the ancient times was the Gurukul System of Education.The main focus of Gurukuls was on imparting learning to the students in a natural surrounding where they live couldlive with each other with brotherhood, humanity, love and discipline.

The most important idea governing the Gurukula System of Education was to develop the body, the mind and the soul of the students. Accordingly, education was considered to be a “process of training, disciplining and teaching;” that is, training of the body (vyāyāmana of sarira), disciplining of the character (vinayana of svabhāva) and teaching of intelligence (adhyāpana of buddhi).

It is the time dwell upon the procedures of education to develop learner centric pedagogy for their holistic development. New structures of education have to evolve to develop accountability on the part of teachers as well as students for character building,educational enhancement and development of employability skills among the learners. Curriculum at all levels need to be revised to cater local and global needs.In his view, for learning new languages and improving language skills learning of Sanskrit is required as he believes Sanskrit is not a language but medium to improve language skills. He further suggested that teacher education procedures should be experience based and flexible.

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