Teaching has been a conserved art form through time, age and across species. Animal behaviourists have found and are finding teachers in nature. One of these is the Albennis ant that leads follower ants at a slow pace correcting their methods of hunting prey.
Teaching has occurred for a long time now in varied forms. What began as a pragmatic form to ensure survival is now a sympathetic system that influences one’s mental and emotional standards of life. This process of finding oneself needs critical review to ensure a consistent, deliverable to everyone who enters the portal.
The current pandemic has tossed us multi-dimensionally and has made education inaccessible to students hailing from marginalised sections of the society. In the TAGe series 1, youths from across the world registered their concerns about the voids in the education system. Unaffordability, inaccessibility, compromises in quality and, above all, the demerits of standardised tests are the major concerns that the youth demanded reforms.
It is high time we realise the need to bring technology into the remote parts of the world because the new normal post-pandemic is posing a variety of challenges to the environment, economy, education and above all — poverty.
Having so many concerns and demands to bring the attention of policymakers, it is also essential to come out of our comfort zones to speak up. UNESCO MGIEP TAGe series 2 is out with their question on their FB and Insta social media handles.
The first week explores what makes us happy about the education system. Ironically, students across the world find this question an opportunity to dig down into the memory lane and reflect on their experiences. It’s approximately 8 months since we have survived the new normal and lively classes have been substituted with online platforms.
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