Educating next generations is a continuous process. Ancestors may have taught their next generations how to sustain in caves and live. The present day educational system designed nearly 100 yrs back with the development of new technologies on that day. As the technological development progresses, the needs of the societies changed, so that what is taught in the classrooms. As the populations sustained, to satisfy the needs of growing needs and their demands, the education system modified to educate generations to provide the required services. And many intellectual minds by understanding the principles behind the technology ‘improved’ old tech systems into more efficient one, either it is a automobile or a aircraft.
Today the circumstances have changed. By making efficient systems the resources will not sustain and conservation methods provide only extensions but not the existence. In addition to food and water, energy became a basic need of the societies. Almost half the populations do not have the needed resources, and the demands are increasing. To provide comfortable lives, if not a superb lives, the immediate need is ‘innovations’ but not the ‘improvements’. For generations, at least in the last 40 to 30 yrs, the education system designed to produce majority of knowledge holders but not the innovators. I am not saying there are no innovations, except few areas, many are improved versions of existed technology, from room size to palm size or wriest size systems.
Education system became so much ritualistic, those who are able to remember and reproduce are considers as a great knowledge holders. Of course, it was the need, did it with all efforts, and it produced a great results.
We have to remember that nothing came from heavens. It has taken at least few decades but not years, to create an efficient methods and it is true in future too.
The only solution is to educate the next generations with concepts with in-depth knowledge of natural principles, not the ritualistic repeaters or knowledge carriers, but knowledge creators and accelerators.
Modernising the schools with present trend and method will not create new direction but a comfortable schooling.
It is time for all intellectuals, industrial houses to contribute for the development of a new education system- starting from classroom practices, learning methods, in turn teacher training, textbook preparation, and evaluation process, so that every place come up with their own methods of developments.
When there are no contacts, how those old non-technical societies created pyramids all over the globe. History is not telling us about the past, but its presence and future too.
What do you like to say? Am i shrinking in a paradigm.