- From teaching to facilitating: The approach needs to shift from “things to know” and their “right answers” and focus on encouraging interests, curiosity, finding out, finding areas of “don’t know” to investigate.
- More practical, vocational. Learning that can allow students to start working and earning. With access to developing emotional intelligence skills that make us functional when working with others. Being sensitive. – will also combat the widespread dehumanization plaguing society.
- Dignity. I had wanted to say “of labour” but I think all kinds of dignity is needed. Write it into the constitution if you wish, but dignity should be a fundamental right, no matter what, if cutting edge intellectuals are to flourish (among other things). Having a novel idea, perspective should not mean attacks. That stupidifies the population. Debate and discard ideas, but people must be inviolate if we are to maintain a learning environment.
- Acceptance of ambiguity, incorrect “answers”, unanswered questions. This is the bleeding edge of learning that current education seals shut. Most of our learning comes from not knowing and finding out. When you notice the conversations with rigid people not open to ideas, the first symptom is that they are never wrong. Thus, they never update.
Founder at Aam Janata
Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.
Latest posts by Vidyut (see all)
- Nationwide Protest by NREGA workers #NREGASangharshMorcha - March 2, 2019
- Repression of Activists cannot stop the second Kisan Long March - February 16, 2019
- Violence at Aligarh Muslim University and the role of Republic TV - February 12, 2019