Principal's Message

Prof. K. M. Abdul Karim.

The fundamentals of ancient education were focussed upon life related knowledge, personality development, self-responsibility, self-deceptive, vocational training, developing social outlook etc. Hence is those days both the formal and informal education where encouraged in equal importance. The teachers and students associated in more coordination with each other. Acquisition of glittering human values was the real outcome of this kind of education; apart from developing skills, abilities, knowledge etc. The teachers regarded students as their children and the students in there should outstanding respect (GURUBHAKTHI) to teachers.

In the present age of technology knowledge (whatever it may be) is available at the click of a mouse. Change is the law of nature. It is inevitable, no doubt, the transition from ancient to modern or old to new is actually changing the world we are witnessing tremendous developments in the fields of education and we call them modern educational systems. In fact it is Educational Revolutions like Green Revolution. Sitting on the bench of this system, let us try to answer the following questions.

  1. Whether the modern system of education can be treated as attractive to the conventional or ancient system of education?
  2. Whether the present education system is enough for equipping students emotionally and socially?
  3. Whether the students who have acquired modern education are becoming productive members of society as a whole?
  4. Whether the students who have secured outstanding modern academic qualifications are emotionally and ethically qualified?

We know that teaching-hearing process is the core aim of education (It is true both in the case of ancient education and modern education) Let us imagine education as a building. Teaching-Hearing process is the foundation of that building upon which all other related factors of education become super structure of that building. Value based education is the need of the hour to develop students communications as a whole. Value based education helps to transform ordinary students to become more responsible, honest, independent, tolerant and courageous so as to face changes in the modern economy. It is also highly helpful to overcome the harmful side effects of western culture. The process of importing values among students need not be mixed with covering of particular chapters of curriculum. We need innocent psychological approach in this case. First of all the particular teacher who is one this endeavour must be equipped first.

Book cantered approach will not be fruitful to this case. The interaction, involvement and communication of teachers are very important. The teachers must develop a positive culture within the infrastructure especially among students. They may be pleasant while interacting with students. The teachers should practice   themselves what they preach. The teacher should not brand a student in any case. Efficient teachers are those who mould their students into an exquisite masterpiece of outstanding personalities and to ensure no damage caused to them. The values must be combined with academics physical and mental emotions, physical and spiritual needs of the students.

 

The students may be motivated to join for yoga martial arts etc. Thus the above practices will definitely help to develop values such as Responsibility, Kindness, Hard work, generosity, honesty, social service, empathy, truthfulness, courage etc.

Another important area is the motivation in the Teaching-Hearing process. Motivation occupies a cardinal position to get the desired outcome from Teaching-Learning process. Motivation makes the learner energized to actively take part in the learning activity. Normally students who are not motivated will not show any interest. The most difficult task and aspect of becoming a teacher or a lecturer is learning how to motivate his/her students. There are no hard and fast rules in this case also. The teachers must undergo a self-workshop in analysing the aspects of self-motivation (Intrinsic Motivation) and outside motivation (Extrinsic Motivation). These are the two sides of the same coin. Both are correlated and coextensive to nature. Anyhow we can say that self-motivation is the basic force of motivation. It may be rightly called as achievement motivation. It is the corner stone of any kind of success in life. Assigning responsibilities, encouraging, praising, rewarding, recognizing, commenting positive feedback about students etc.  Can be used as motivational tools as and where necessary.

Thus the modern educational system may be enriched with more value norms and motivational norms, to be more effective so as to get the desired outcome from the student’s community.

 

There is a beautiful saying by William Butler Yeats “The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting”

A teacher centred classroom to a teacher becoming more of a guide is needed.

A teacher should stand on the side rather than a sage in the stage.

Such efforts will open opportunities to not only to teach but also to coach mentor, nurture and inspire students.


Prof. K. M. Abdul Karim

Principal