Till last year the Indian education system was carrying the burden of its natural bias towards the raata maar i.e the mug up and vomit out. The pattern of school education clearly made students mug up whole chapter and write it down, as it is in examinations.
To score more marks, the only way was to remember more. I remember in my school a very well-known teacher reduced few marks of my math paper as I didn’t draw the Venn diagram intersection with exactly parallel lines. I will not blame him, it’s the system which was expecting the copy paste answers.
The question is where was education? the analytical portion of the brain i.e the left side never got a chance to prove its worth. Until adult age the left side made to remain dormant.
Then comes the new age, the age of application-based learning. Even before the brain gets its turn to imagine what it has learned a smartly dressed person with excellent communication skill, armed with all kind of stunning visual push the concept into brain. Its like, you decide to go to a place and boom you are there, you never know how you reached from source to destination. This is not education, its pasting of snapshots in memory, the moment the snapshot is erased, the memory has no idea of what the problem was and how it was solved. The poor brain never got a chance to do the exercise to find the solution.
In both the scenario, the system killed the imagination, the triggers of imagination were suppressed like a rudimentary organ.
In today’s world, one need not memorize a lot of things, its available. A person need not see stunning visuals to learn a concept, there is no better visual then a self-created vision inside mind.
Now the desperate need is to give the brain a chance. Give the neurons to create a map, give a chance to the imagination to solve a problem. Give the brain a chance to think, to analyze, to map the bookish information to real world and develop knowledge out of it.