In the hope of a safe future for future generations, parents are currently ready to take every crisis for education, but is the future of education being thought about? It is necessary to understand the concept and change of education in changing times. Before talking about the future of education, it is necessary to mention its past and present. Education as a synonym for learning has been involved since the beginning of human civilization. The aim of education here was to teach the person the skills to fulfill the basic needs of life. Gradually education became the medium for the development of sociality.
Along with meeting the basic needs, the development of the qualities of citizenship was also linked to the goals of education. After the Industrial Revolution, the role of education has changed radically. It began to be accepted as a means of preparing human resources. Writing, reading, and counting skills, production skills, and the development of mental and physical labor habits in an effective manner became the goal of the education system. On the occasion of Children’s Day, it is necessary to consider what are the limitations of this goal and is this goal and pattern useful for future education?
Society and culture have undergone significant changes in the last few decades. In one phase, the responsibility of development was on the shoulders of education. Nowadays this education is going on behind development and globalization. There are three concepts of education: first, the search for truth, second, the improvement of human conditions, and third, the production of intellectual and manual labor. Our education system is carrying out the latter two objectives. While education in its fundamental form is a continuous process of discovery. Its ultimate goal can neither be fixed nor measured. Today we are in a phase when we are treating everyone other than ourselves as our competitor.
Instead of watering the beauty of truth and symbiosis by knowledge, we are drowning in self-realization. Education is also responsible for these situations. She has become a follower of development. Whereas in the Indian tradition, economic, social, environmental development are interlinked. We create a relationship between creation and coexistence instead of seeing the relation of exploitation in thought and object. In our tradition, education is not just the creation of a conscience that creates and enhances utility but is wisdom to develop a sense of right and wrong. Education is not the medium of development, but education is the development of the spirit of Sad-Assad. Only formal efforts for such education cannot be relied upon. Our homes, communities, and cultural activities are all mediums to educate. We need to consider these mediums and our role.
After all, how much effort do we make to engage and contribute to the processes of education while educating our children? We accept what the school tells us. We also assume that whatever the school does, it does for the good of our children, but what about the parent’s contribution to this good work? Their role is becoming that of a similar buying customer who only believes in hearsay. In our school neither the school wants to know how the child’s world is outside its wall nor the parent wants to know what is happening in the world inside the school?
The dialogue between the parent and the school is either at the management level or with regard to children’s achievement. Consider how much talking about children is part of a parent’s routine today. When do we associate ourselves with their sweet and bitter experiences? When do you talk about worldliness to them? When do we ask the school about his activities? When does school tell the parent about the child’s experiences? When do parents and teachers sit together and discuss the weakness and strength of the child? We cannot leave all these questions to the school. The future of education also requires active participation from parents and community members.
In today’s economical world, education itself has become like a commodity that is being used for the purpose of economic benefits. In the current environment, our focus is only on those skills which are useful for production. The proof of this system is that the formal education system is distributing certificates of expertise for every field. We are building working minds that can bind the customer with their captivating behavior and astonishing analysis ability but cannot be a partner in their neighbor’s happiness. Now writing, reading, and counting skills have been left behind.
We need to develop education relative to competencies such as innovation in thinking, warmth in communication, creative solutions to problems, and enthusiasm for participation. Education is not just about imparting knowledge or developing discipline and character development. The existing education will prepare the person who is ready to work, but will the new vision of thinking develop? Will develop a sense of faith towards life and nature? Will there be a development of cultural consciousness that frees autism? Keep in mind that these characteristics are the essentials of today’s time. The future of education cannot be limited to knowledge of subjects to achieve these objectives. It needs to be linked to social, emotional, and moral concerns.
There is a need to create a cultural environment through education that can fill faith, love, cooperation, and intimacy in our future generations. He not only makes the person aware of his own abilities but also motivates them to live life to the fullest. Along with this, nurture the values of co-life among them. These goals will naturally fill the life of the individual and society.