What’s your reflection on this?
Does Stephen Hawking have any enmity with GOD?
(Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and the Author of A Brief History of Time)
In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 to 2009 he held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the US National Academy of Science. Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.
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Why the school students of today are different (or indifferent) compared to the students of yesteryears?
There are many reasons. Before exploring the reasons, let me narrate how I established the fact through some random questions asked in class.
I visited class XI during leisure and started chatting with them. In between I asked a few questions.
I asked first, “ZERO AFTER FIFTY, FIVE BEFORE E, WHAT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN YOU AND ME?”
Though it is a simple question which can be easily answered by one who think a little analytically none among the 40 students could answer it. I had to explain how the relation evolves to be LOVE.
Hearing the term LOVE, they became vary attentive.
I then asked, “A plane was flying from China to India and met with an accident close to the border and most of the passengers died. Where should the survivors be buried – in India or in Chine? There was a heated discussion. Many argued why they should be buried in China or in India or why not.
After some time, I smiled and said, “Please listen to my question once again”. and then I repeated the question giving stress to the word “survivors“. Then they understood the pitfall and the lack of attention they had. I continued with some other such questions and most of them coul not be answered correctly.
This is a simple proof that the students of today are not so studious. They don’t listen to information the way they should. They are hearing; not listening. They are seeing; not observing.
What to do?
The students should be motivated to think and solve puzzles. Let them solve problems through mental calculations rather than using calculators and computers. Help the students get the holistic picture of the problem situation rather than the superficial symptoms of the problem. For any nation to progress, the thinking ability and problem solving aptitude of its youth must be strengthened.
Teachers are now expected not to spoon feed but to enable the students to learn themselves. Teachers are now facilitators rather than “one who knows all”. Students of today may be having greater “KNOWLEDGE ” than a teacher. But it is the wisdom and experience which make him great. He plans and organizes various activities so that the students are able to understand the concepts better and learn things which even he might not have understood well.
In this era of knowledge explosion, teaching is a real challenge. Parents are the one who are most confused. They hardly understand what is happening in school as per the new scheme of learning and evaluation.
Myself SRAVAN I have completed my graduation BSc(Agri) in 2011. after that i worked as Officer in private sector bank for one year.now iam thinking to go for further studies or civil services/ govt.jobs??????????????????? which one is better option for my career I’m little bit confused can any one give best suggestion for me
CBSE introduced CCE a few years back and it lead to wide spread complaints and criticisms. Now one of the major educational organization in India – Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has started taking suggestions and complaints. If you feel that CCE has got some problem, this is the time to respond.
If you are a student, teacher, parent, educator or educational administrator in KVS, you can submit your comments to KVS ZIET (Zonal Institute of Education and Training).
Be specific while writing to KVS on CCE
Whatever you feel, let it come to the notice of KVS. If CCE is bad, it must change. If it is good, it must remain. There is a wide spread opinion that CCE has reduced the standards of education. Instead of decreasing the burden of students and teachers, it increased the burden of students and the workload of teachers.
The parents complain that the students are spending time taking printouts from internet and xerox copying from various source, but real learning is not taking place.
Teachers complain that lot of clerical work and actual teaching learning is for name sake. there is no reduction in teaching period but there is a significant increase in additional work – tabulating, maintaining records, analysing, comparing, reporting and so on. Instead of decreasing the exams, now every day is a day of exam. The pupil – teacher ratio is very high – especially in cities. There are schools with nearly 60 or more students per classes. How can a teacher with limited resources attend to all the demands as set by CCE norms?
The students complain a lot about unexpected testing, increased number of home works and assignments threats from teachers on decreasing grades and so on
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The increased technicalities and complex nature of evaluation (many say that CCE can be better named continuous Confusion in Evaluation) There is no doubt that Evaluation should be continuous and Comprehensive. But, the sudden implementation without capacity building and wrong methods of assessment created the problem.Many software firms have started creating CCE software claiming that it will simplify the strenuous job of maintaining CCE records and preparing the (too much) comprehensive report cards. Many schools fell into the trap of these companies and bought the software at huge costs. Even implementing the software did not solve the issue. Most of the software had some problem or the other. Then the companies took up data entry contract and maintenance contract. Some experts even found place in inexperienced schools as CCE coordinator and trainer and amassed wealth.
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