Why is that we always stereotype, traditional to be out-dated and obsolete part of our lives, this is quite a thought provoking question, because what we think today, is transferred to our preceding generations. Traditional ways of learning have still not lost its charm, even after technology taking over everything in the world, there are children who love the smell of new hardbound text books, they still love to cover their books with brown paper and feel very happy in class to read up a lesson in the text book in class.
Textbook give the feel of learning something to every child, the process of learning is somewhat incomplete without referring to the school text books. Maths is subject, where old tricks of calculation makes the work easier, one may have been equipped with the latest digital calculator, but in the end when the calculator repeats the error command for a calculation, even the most technology savvy person has no option but to perform the entire calculation manually on paper to cross check his or her error.
India is the country, where great and learned men came up with several educational theories and formulas and that also without the help of technology. I’m not against the use of technology, but I want to point out the fact that if the simplest things could be done in the most simplest ways then why is it that we wish to complicate it further by using gadgets that don’t need the required attention for that work.
For instance, according to the recent researches conducted, Indian students are known to perform brilliantly compared to students abroad. It is not because they are using the most latest technologies, or they are using the latest Ipad’s or IPhone’s, it is simply because they are using their brains. Even after being the most powerful country and nuclear equipped in the world, why are most of the Indians getting job offers from companies in America and why are American kids not faring well enough grades in their schools.
India may have once been the land of snake charmers and elephant riders, but India was never the land of fools, we may use the most traditional forms of teaching and learning in schools but we are proud that are students are the one’s placed in the top most institutions around the world and they are looked forward to as an example of perfect students by other teachers, parents and even the President of America.