“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.” – Confucius
Presently most of the Indian youth think that education is a burden, not enlightenment. They think that the present education system is outdated as it emphasizes on assignments and exams. It emphasizes more on qualifications, not on knowledge. It emphasizes more on theory, not on application. In this post, I am going to address categories of students and introduce an innovative learning tool – ‘play and teach’ that helps students discover the joy of learning.
We can classify students into two categories. First category of students pursues education to please their parents and well-wishers and the second category pursues to acquire knowledge and apply in their real lives. Find out which category you belong?
Some of the students in the second category emphasize on scores and grades to grab employment opportunities. Some students learn concepts to apply in their real lives. The rest of the students have appetite to acquire knowledge. In fact, this set of students stand out from others as they get good grades, apply knowledge and provide meaning to life. They achieve greatly in the long-run although they may encounter hiccups academically in the short-term.
The students who are not comfortable with the present education system must adopt new learning techniques to acquire knowledge and score good grades in exams. For instance, the ‘play and learn’ method works well for such students. Here is how the method goes: take a particular topic in which you find it tough to understand, and then take its sub headings into consideration. Then observe the words that are easy and make a note of it. Represent them in an arrow format to understand and retain the information easily. Hence, students must find out new learning tools constantly to ensure effective takeaways. They must emphasize on acquisition of qualifications and knowledge to excel as leaders.
M. Ganesh Sai
Founder, MGS Leadership Consultants, India
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