IASbhai Daily Editorial Hunt | 24th June 2020
“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” –Anonymous
EDITORIAL HUNT 90 :“Transforming education“
SOURCES: THE HINDU EDITORIAL/EDITORIALS FOR UPSC CSE MAINS 2020
Sujatha Byravan is a scientist who studies technology, science and development policy
Instead of presenting each discipline as distinct and separate, we ought to integrate their domains with the natural world
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Education
Long lasting transformations need Education modelling in the present . Substantiate -(GS 3)
- IGNORED SPACES : These connections have long been ignored in most spheres, including economic landscapes, food systems and pedagogies.
- HEATED ISSUES : Investing in a “green economy” with more renewables, reduced motorised transport or travel, and more working from home have been more in news.
A DIFFERENT EDUCATION
- REALISING CONNECTIONS : We must recognise, at an early age, the interconnectedness of the natural world with our everyday lives, and with the well-being of the planet.
- REDEFINING SUBJECTS : To accomplish that, education in history, geography, economics, biology and chemistry, for example, would have to be very different.
- INTEGRATING DOMAINS : Instead of presenting each discipline as distinct and separate, we ought to integrate their domains with the natural world.
- ENLIGHTENING LEARNING : There is a renewed interest in using more illustrations and models to enliven learning in the sciences.
- GREATER UNDERSTANDING : Such new learning would set the grounds for understanding climate change from rising anthropogenic greenhouse gases.
- INCLUSIVE MINDSET : A significant level of unlearning will have to be done along with new learning.
- REBUILDING SYLLABUS : Curriculum developers will have to restructure and rebuild materials used to impart knowledge.
- CHECKS AND BALANCES : Unchecked rapaciousness has been unleashed by policies that support “growth at any cost”.
- BUILDING BLOCKS : Our educational system needs to lay down the bricks for this understanding.
If the pandemic has one lesson for humanity, it is that people, places and non-human entities and processes are connected.