Sunday, September 5, 2010

‘Commit mistakes and think beyond the obvious’

The essence of education lies in letting a kid commit a mistake and making him think out of the box, and not in scoring high marks or securing rank, said popular Indian author Chetan Bhagat, who is known for his famous book Five Point Someone.

He was talking at an interactive session on Friday on ‘Education system in India’ organised by Essence, a Chennai-based organisation working for empowerment of women.

“Despite the efforts of our policymakers reform the current education system, we could still see our society following a conventional system of education,” said Bhagat. Adding to it,he said the reforms in education would take at least 30-40 years.

Full report here New Indian Express

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