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Conrad for holistic approach towards education

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Correspondent

Tura, Oct 19: Tura Lok Sabha MP and tiol People's Party (NPP) chief Conrad K Sangma suggested that education system should be less mechanical and holistic in its approach with a focus on practice-oriented learning. Sangma stated this during the 9th tiol Conference on Education for School Principals and Education Administrators at Don Bosco Institute of Magement, Guwahati on Thursday.

"Teachers and administrators need to be empowered so that they can come up with practical solutions to the problems plaguing the education system," said Conrad, while elaborating on problems faced by most educatiol institutes in the region in terms of fincial constraints and curriculum which is exhaustive and leaves less space for a child to master the basic concepts.

He said that it is imperative for schools to be innovative and ensure that the audio-video lessons are made compulsory so that a child actually gets to see and learn. "The role of a teacher is crucial for the overall development of a child," he added.

Highlighting the importance of digital space, which provides ample opportunities for learning, Conrad said the pros and cons of the internet should be properly understood. "Teachers should make the best use of technology and eble the students to learn faster and better," he said.

He urged principals, teachers and education administrators to work together and chalk out strategies to make learning more interesting and creative. "Technology has ebled us to access a wide variety of information and pedagogical tools. This needs to be used to its optimum for lesson planning and concept familiarization in schools," he emphasized.

Lamenting on the poor education scerio in most parts of the Northeast, particularly in rural and hilly areas where access to education and facilities are minimal, Conrad said, "Government must work with likeminded organisations, stakeholders and ensure that the best of education facilities are provided for the holistic development of our children. The thrust should also be on providing training and regular orientation programmes to teachers."

The conference was attended by school principals, teachers and administration from different parts of the Northeast and Bhutan.

He also thanked Fr Johnson, Director Don Bosco Institute of Magement, for organising the tiol conference on the theme "Redefining Education in 21st Century: Leading change through magement skills and innovative leadership practice".

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