Edited excerpts:. What effect will the National Education Policy NEP have on the education system of the country in the short run and the long run? With the NEP coming into effect, we are hoping to transform education and putting a significant thrust on learning about how to think critically and solve problems, how to be creative and multidisciplinary, and how to innovate, adapt, and absorb new material in novel and changing fields. The new curriculum will include basic arts, crafts, humanities, games, sports and fitness, languages, literature, culture, and values, in addition to science and mathematics, to develop all aspects and capabilities of learners, and make education more well-rounded, useful, and fulfilling to the learner. The education system talks of providing quality education to children in schools as well as universities.
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Fortunately, we are in a position to do so without having to overturn the current higher education system or break the bank, writes Jonathan Haber. For close to 50 years, educators and politicians from classrooms to the Oval Office have stressed the importance of graduating students who are skilled critical thinkers. Similarly, our democracy is today imperiled not by lack of access to data and opinions about the most important issues of the day, but rather by our inability to sort the true from the fake or hopelessly biased. We have certainly made progress in critical-thinking education over the last five decades. Courses dedicated to the subject can be found in the catalogs of many colleges and universities, while the latest generation of K academic standards emphasize not just content but also the skills necessary to think critically about content taught in English, math, science and social studies classes. Despite this progress, 75 percent of employers claim the students they hire after 12, 16 or more years of formal education lack the ability to think critically and solve problems -- despite the fact that nearly all educators claim to prioritize helping students develop those very skills.
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Proceed at your own risk. Don't accept as true what you're about to read. Some of it is fact; some of it is opinion disguised as fact; and the rest is liberal, conservative, or mainstream propaganda. Make sure you know which is which before choosing to believe it. Students are exposed to so many different viewpoints on- and offline and so prone to accepting whatever they read, that they run the very real risk of becoming brainwashed.
One problem I find facing both students and the school system is the amount of pressure put on the GPA and how much we are trying to make our students absorb at such an early age. Now days we do not seem to focus as much application in learning as we should. Grades are what we have been taught to believe are the most important in getting into the right college or finding the best career, but we fail to teach our students how to apply what they are learning into the real world.