“EDUCATION IS NOT THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION THAT IS PUT IN YOUR BRAIN AND RUNS RIOT THERE, UNDIGESTED, ALL YOUR LIFE.
WE MUST HAVE LIFE BUILDING MAN MAKING AND CHARACTER MAKING
ASSIMIALATION OF IDEAS. IF YOU HAVE ASSIMIALATED FIVE IDEAS AND MADE THEM YOUR LIFE AND CHARACTER, YOU HAVE MORE EDUCATION
THAN ANY MAN WHO HAS GOT BY HEART A WHOLE LIBRARY”.
“WE WANT THAT EDUCATION BY WHICH CHARACTER IS FORMED, STRENGTH OF MINDS IS INCREASED, THE INTELLECT IS EXPANDED, AND BY WHICH ONE CAN STAND ON ONE’S FEET”
The knowledge what is to be the students and the skills of how best it can be done are two essential parts of teaching and learning experience. Owing to the absence of any efficient system for the training of teacher, every teacher envolves his own methods of learning and uses it for the teachings as an experiment with the students, which results in de-motivated students and teachers.
It is not enough to select teacher based on qualification alone, and then leave them to develop teaching skills on their own. One important parameter for developing sustaining quality education is to provide continuous and rigorous training, with stress on orientation and reorientation of teaching community.
Training should not only provide missing knowledge and skills in context of the role of the teacher, It should also help to convert potential into useable competencies for use in future, support self development efforts of the individuals as relevant to teaching needs and act as a motivational tool to learn more to become a better teacher. Does the limited training carried out in the name of faculty development at schools, colleges and Universities meet any of these objectives of the training? The answer is an emphatic “No”.
Experience has shown that teachers are inseparably linked...