Paradigm Shift In Education

In present Indian educational system, which is third largest after China and USA, one question consistently popped out from everyone’s mind that whether the current educational scenario is compatible to fulfill the aspiration of students & parent and will it be capable of confronting an unknown future? What should be the purpose of education?  Just to have an exemplary job and earn a 7 figure salary gathering wealth upon it or it should be the novice way to impart knowledge and character to students in such a negative world so that they can be deciphered into a responsible citizen and spare their share in the development of the country. Every educational institution claiming to serve the required qualities needed to excel in their corresponding fields but the inefficiency of educational scenario is clearly visible. India is the country where some parents spends life saving and take loans putting their properties mortgaged, in spite of that not getting a standard quality education is a matter of shame.

The education our teachers are imparting is purely scheduled and syllabus based where teachers and students don’t get enough space for experimentation. They have to stick to what board or universities have told them to do. Both the entities i.e. teacher and student roam around under stress to finish the syllabus or curriculum in given time period. Every student is tirelessly running to acquire a Degree anyhow and jump into a neck to neck competition of getting a job. The education they are absorbing only telling them to go for higher percentage putting quality at stake. Only revolving around numbers they are forgetting that education is to show the path of success in life.

What is happening in current trend is just memorization of words and lines which are far away from understanding. Students are told to write the answer but not to understand the question asked and that’s where we are fundamentally wrong. If a teacher teaching in class and students doesn’t asks a counter question that reciprocate only two things either whole class understand everything or they understand nothing. Another aspect is, of reservation which is widening the gap between merit-based and reservation based education and ultimately damaging the quality of education.

Allowing uncontrolled mushrooming of private school, universities and colleges is not going to change this devastating situation. The time has come to redefine educational focus, purpose and viabilities for its effectiveness in the coming future and that is only possible through acquiring a sense of creativity and soundness of mind. In this process the two important factor i.e. Parent and State which are directly or indirectly connected, needs to be taken into consideration. The knowledge shouldn’t be a degradable commodity. It needs to be updated simultaneously with time only then education can be used to face challenges of time.

The scheduled educational program needs to be accompanied with creative skilled development program which seems to be the only way to acquired and update knowledge. The importance of training program shouldn’t be undermined. The profession of teacher is associated with low self-esteem such as if a person couldn’t make anything from another profession then teaching is a final destination. This mindset needs to change through helping in unleashing potential among people in teaching profession making them believe that they are doing an excellent job in the world and letting them know that teacher is a profession which makes another profession.

The time has come to look for new avenues for effective education with respective all, imparting new life skills. The unsatisfactory and absurd way of education need to revamp and make it more fun filled experience. We need to regard educational system which has the capability to execute the task and work with the potential to excel in the common effort of common people. What, how and why must strike every student brain initiating a thought process emphasizing to think deeper about every aspect not to just earn good CGPA but to understand thoroughly.

The utmost aim of education is to impart the way to live life by developing high rank of intelligence which can deal with reality and be ready for consequences. They need to teach a segregated conceptual thinking process which had leads many discoveries in past and think upon necessities and draw their way, a way how to think rather what to think.

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Career Change & Psychology

Switching jobs from one to another is now becoming a common trend. We frequently hear news from our neighborhood or relatives that X was doing the job in Y Company, now he is in Z Company or doing his own business. Past year’s  dogma of once you stick to a job you supposed to leave or resign it only after 30 to 40 years later or at the time of retirement. This trend is vanishing and there are many reasons behind that.

To choose career, stick to it, enjoy it, and do whatever you want to and suddenly one day change the direction of your career. These are the significantly present visual steps in a person’s career. Well, in India there are some orthodoxy ways to choose career such that a son of lawyer must become a lawyer, a business man’s son must carry responsibility of company on his shoulder and the one intellectual who always carve his name in top five children of class always get asked by friend and relatives if he is becoming “Doctor” or “Engineer”? When an individual performs well in competitive exams, he himself tries hard to find best suitable career option available to him. In the current scenario, the number of parents who help to choose their children’s career on basis of their interest, preferences, capacity and behavior are increasing. In a bid to accompany mentioned traits many aspirants are widely using aptitude test and career counseling. Significantly parents are showing more interest in helping their children to know about various career options available and ways to opt them. Interacting with a successful individual of particular career seems to be an added advantage for deciding better career prospective.

In spite of all these exercises, on occasions, you don’t like the career path you choose then only one option stood in front of you and that is to Change the Career. Many time undermining your own interests because of the pressure from parents or sometimes because of your own mistake leads to taking this devastating decision which ultimately results in chaos. Take the example of the one who has become doctor turn toward the business of share market or an engineer began his own travel firm to fulfill his dream of the circumnavigating the world with his own company.

The decision of career taken in a premature stage of academic life is certainly not perfect but only after reaching the stage of due maturity endow us the good sense of career choice. Whatever education we had acquired up to this stage one may think for rather directly going for a job or why not have some supplementary courses for extra advantages. For example after completing B.Com one might go Tally or film direction or film creation where first choice is related with degree and latter two are not. Sometimes business or jobs having too much stress creates aversion toward it. We get fed up with existing competition or working under others canopy may hurt our pride and we decide to begin our own venture and this too is a type of career change.

With the increasing age and maturity, our thoughts get more deepen and we become more introspective. There are some interesting personnel who sometimes entertain the thought that the journey of my life up to this point was for my personal development and now I have some responsibilities toward society and for the same reason, they relieve themselves from existing jobs. Those who were enjoying and fulfilling the need of their families for so many days instantly found rushing toward internal development. Leaving their regular career behind they strive to acquire more knowledge to give benefits to others especially those who are in their fifties show these signs.

Now a change in career is not always voluntary as some might start to find new jobs when they loose first or a house wife may look for the job due to financial problem and some needs job after retirement. Transfers, a sudden change in working profile or increase in responsibilities due to promotion are some example of an indirect career change and are not under our control. In this disturbing situation, the only way is to compromise and align ourselves with the situation.

While confronting career changes we pass through various psychological agitations even if that change is voluntary. One must prepare his mind for a career change in an anticipatory way and while actually going through change must strive to maintain positive mental condition for better results only then we can be capable of accepting changes. One must nurture good expectation from new career, carry positive feeling in mind and assert your mind that these changes are for good and accepting them we have to give our best then it goes easy for us to occupy a new place with the free mind. New responsibilities can be easily carried out if we give meaning to it with full confidence and sometimes to assimilate in the new environment we have to make some changes in ourselves. Consistency and dedication in endeavor help us to establish in a new career. Contrary to this if our point of view is negative then adjustment with the new job won’t be our cup of tea. Mind creates hesitation and unwillingness toward that particular career and it doesn’t accept changes. “I have made the grave mistake by changing career” this types of thoughts start to revolve around your mind and you regret your decision again and again.

What was your experience in the previous job, how established you were or your capacity to accept new responsibility and inspiration for work these entire things could be helpful in beginning a new career. Moreover, if you get supporters or say mentor at new job or business then it becomes easy to assimilate there. If your family is supportive and understand circumstances behind the career change then its added advantage.

In this world of a fraction, an attempt to accumulate wealth and materialistic possession like house, car and other things may ask for a quick buck so it leads to the search of that career which has the potential to provide money in minimum time period. We must understand that sometimes changes may decipher ourselves into lazy or the uninterested person and could kill enthusiasm as well. If you want to be inspired all the time about your job looks for what, lure you most. It might practically not possible to get what you exactly expect and sometimes need to try hand what you don’t like. You have to make an attempt to minimize strain on your mind with confidence that I’m doing what is in my welfare. It could blow a new spirit in you. Lastly to say that career doesn’t end with one but until the last breath if you are determined to have one.