Top Trends To Watch Out For In Indian Education System 2019
It is a very satisfying experience to go through the World Development Report 2018. The World Bank has published a report that discusses systemic issues that affect education. Moreover, it also talks upon the different areas of focus pertaining to the near future.
In the Indian backdrop, the report is extremely useful. This is particularly more, given the marches we have taken as a nation, in the sphere of education. Still, there are some challenges that need to be met successfully, if we have to make education quite fundamental to the agenda of our country’s future growth.
Before Finishing the First 5
Recent studies reflect that a major development of the child’s brain takes place before he/she turns 5. The WB Report also echoes the thought that this critical period facilitates achievement of goals faster, for a child. This is the time when the child begins crawling, learning words. Subsequently, he/she comes to form sentences. One has to bear in mind that every child during his/her pre-school engages in the first interaction with ordered organizations. These are his/her family, and the group of other children. Hence, it is the first chance to learn, share and manifest these lessons for society. Hence, the recent trend belongs to the fact reflecting parents’ agreement towards their toddlers’ escorting to a teacher’s supervision for the sake of it getting their early care and protection.
Integrated Learning Solutions Picking Up the Growth
It’s engrossing to see schools embrace technologies cheerfully, particularly in the urban areas. Still, it’s dismal that many rural students have yet to undergo its advantages, owing to the issues of infrastructure and connectivity. Therefore, it’s no surprise that they bank on the conventional ‘talk and chalk’ prototype of education. India needs customized solutions in education. These solutions essentially need to align more with its landscape made up of its own sociological, economic, and technological factors.
Integrated learning solutions that harmoniously fuse digital aids with print books, seem to be the greatest fit for India, meanwhile. Moreover, one expects their demand to rise substantially in the coming times.
Apparently, it is imprudent for schools to exercise patience for a transformation that is 100% digital. For this reason, resources as the textbooks along with the most suiting digital infrastructure, are the ideas that are more practical!
Filling the Assessment Gap with Technology
The modern trend in education doesn’t revolve only around homework and classroom. It emphasizes equally on the academic assessment of every child. This is as this assessment is the requisite part of a child’s overall evaluation. It helps the teachers to understand and learn about the necessities of every child. Assessment of any individual has gone beyond the traditional way of teachers assigning the scores obtained in exams or class tests. It now has given the way to more efficient computers powered with the might of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
These machines work more efficiently when they are left to work for routine tasks. Grading and assessing scores are a part of these very tasks. Talking of accuracy, the AI-powered computers will grade almost every kind of testing formulated around the concepts of multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank.
Incorporating Technology Further in the Classroom
After identifying the learning gap in the child, the thing that recently influences the current education scenario most is technology. The above paragraph already proclaims the beginning of the era of massive revolutions of upcoming technologies. By now, the different technological innovations of today have offered several resources of learning. Still, the future technological advancements will affect almost every front of students’ education, in greater manners. The AI, ML, and Virtual Reality (VR) powered machines will also provide feedback on students’ studies and will place a major role in the future of education. Similarly, they will suggest the spheres of their interest and personality.
Learning via Regional Tongues
Ours is a nation brimming up with varied languages. Hence, achieving anything through only a single language will be completely unproductive in terms of reach. Early in this year, Google declared its support to seven vernacular languages of India through Google Translate. Similarly, publishing in a regional language is on the rise. This is as the demand from vernacular learners is too on the rise.
Hence, learning through the bilingual content and/or the regional language content will only pick up as a trend in the coming times. This will ensure covering a wider base of learners. Hence, be prepared to witness the continuous rise of this trend.
Increased Impetus on the Professional Growth of Teachers
The principal pivot in the learning eco-system is that of the teacher. Hence, it’s important to skill teachers in the 21st-century abilities and competencies and pedagogies supporting new teaching-learning techniques. Equally important is augmenting the lateral thinking of teachers via programs on professional development.
The launch of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching and other initiatives like these have developed the interest of teachers in their training. The coming times are eagerly awaiting several similar offers, both private and public. This will help our educators become more proficient in their skills.
So, It All Boils Down to…
Times have gone through a sea-change. Schools that we see today have transformed with a lot of fun, colors, care, amusement, and learning. The forthcoming times promise to be interesting for schools and every institution associated with education. Hence, we hope the above-mentioned trends to pick up the trend. All of this augur well for education’s holistic growth, in India.