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If all content (subject matter) are alike, how can we expect innovation?

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Problems with alike content:

1) Homogenization of skills
When a finished product reaches the market, the product development cycle goes through the touch of many divergent skilled peoples. A product can have many components which require different skill sets of different people.

For example, Website Development:
When you begin to develop a website, you start with designing a prototype of how it will look, which requires the expertise of graphic designers, you need the skill of programmer to code for the website, you need to be a webmaster to host your website.
If you look into the depth, there is much more complexity to it. Each website has its own requirements. A prototype can be designed by using different software, such as Inkscape, illustrator and many others. Each software requires a different kind of learning and experience. Similarly, from programmer side, which language you will be using, which framework, based upon your website requirements such as speed of development, scala…

Solving with formula without intuitive method makes student mindless.

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Solving by intuitive methods helps students to understand the working of the formula, which is most important to build strategies for different problems.

But our books and entrances only give most leverage to formula part without the intuitive part. Take it physics, chemistry or mathematics. Students in coaching centers are mindlessly taught short cut formulas so that they can solve the problem in short time, as there is time limitation in entrances.

Example of Intuitive vs Formula Based in probability (Addition Rule):




Book: Elementary Statistics (Mario F. Triola)

Effortful Playing

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Alternate thinking, there is no one 'correct' answer.

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How education hinders alternate way of thinking?




A teacher gave the following question in MCQs:
If you add some dissolving solute to water, does there is a change in total mass i.e. ([mass of water + mass of sugar]) changes?
a) There is no change in total mass
b) There is change in total mass
Student wrote:
b)
Teacher gave the mark: zero

What if the student thought the following deeper idea to answer the question. When we add a solute to water, the reaction can be endothermic or exothermic,  so if heat is released in case of exothermic, an amount of mass is converted to heat, so there is little decrease in mass that is difficult to measure. For an endothermic reaction, some amount of heat is absorbed, so there is little increase in mass.

So the answer can depend on scientific theory, concepts, inductive or deductive reasoning, premise, and method or procedure used.


There are no one 'correct' answer, the answer can depend on the process of thinking and context.

Public-private partnership schools and its implementation

Benefits of  this model:

1) No much reliance on government for the safeguarding of the quality education. Teachers as an entrepreneur will take care of it because it will bring competition for quality.
2) Teachers income depends on the ability to bring students. So they are solely responsible for their income. They will work for themselves, instead of doing just an obligatory job for a monthly salary.
3) Students will have the freedom to choose a class, not just school. (Funding children not school)


The process of the model:
1) Providing infrastructure by the govt.
Govt should first buy cheaper land from the landlord or take on the permanent lease and provide beginning infrastructure to schools. Permanent lease similar to building mobile towers where every month some amount (e.g. Rs 3000) is given to the landlord. A fixed amount of area (e.g. 1 acre) can be allocated. Beginning infrastructure with 2 to 3 classroom must be provided by the govt, but lease amount is not payable by the go…

Allowing mediocre colleges to provide degree certificate is degrading the education system

IITians, doctors, and most desired teachers try to join coaching institute instead of colleges.

Reason:
If you run a coaching institute, teachers are heavily paid, because about 70-80% of students money goes into the pocket of teachers, but no matter how much students pay to college, teachers are given fixed and very low salary. Also, brilliant students don't aim to join as a teacher, as pay scale is too low.

Coaching institute business model works best to provide quality education as teachers have the complete sole responsibility about their amount of income and autonomy to provide quality. If teachers don't perform well, their pay scale will be low, so it creates a subconscious pressure to compete for quality. But this doesn't happen in schools or colleges.

How allowing mediocre colleges to provide degree certification creates a problem?

Allowing them to provide certificate enables them to bring students despite not providing quality.


What could be done?

Mediocre colleges…

Occupation as Teachers in India

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Source: data.gov.in


0        Andhra Pradesh
1     Arunachal Pradesh
2                 Assam
3                 Bihar
4          Chhattisgarh
5                   Goa
6               Gujarat
7               Haryana
8      Himachal Pradesh
9     Jammu and Kashmir
10            Jharkhand
11            Karnataka
12               Kerala
13       Madhya Pradesh
14          Maharashtra
15              Manipur
16            Meghalaya
17              Mizoram
18             Nagaland
19               Odisha
20               Punjab
21            Rajasthan
22               Sikkim
23           Tamil Nadu
24              Tripura
25        Uttar Pradesh
26          Uttarakhand
27          West Bengal
28    A. and N. Islands
29           Chandigarh
30     D. and N. Haveli
31        Daman and Diu
32                Delhi
33          Lakshadweep


As per 2010-11 report total number of teachers: 6554246

India Total population: 1,340,708,984

% of teachers of total population: 0.49%

41% of the population are be…