I am a student. I am studying. But What?? Alright, skip this. The question is Why I am a Student? Just to get a job? Is it what is Higher Education? My motto will have to be Get More Marks?
I have seen many good students (so called) who just carm notes and guide books and write whatever they have memorized. When I ask them, why you are just carming notes and guides, why you are not understanding the topic. They reply, we are understanding and then memorizing. Then I ask them, if you have understood a fact then you obviously can write them in your own words, then why you read books just to memorize them. They answer, look we can never write better than what the book writers have written, thats why we carm those to get better marks.
Thats where the problem is, we are fighting for marks, not for knowledge. We worry about the result, we dont worry about what we have earned at all.
The questions are all ok, like, "Explain the fact ........". The question has been asked to get an answer from the student, not from the book's writer. They never try to understand that there is no need to memorize a thing which is already very safely saved on the paper packed book. We are not meant to hold a database in our head. We should be able Process Those Data and there are enough data around us to be processed.
Our system is transforming us to database management software where it will be ranked by the speed at which it will find data from the database it holds in its memory.
Thats why we are not getting newses about new innovations, at least ideas. We are just getting newses about 'A+' holders. And these A+ holders even can't discuss some characteristics of a character from a story or novel they had in their course. If they can, search him and you will find there is the guide book writer behind him who is discussing.
Our students are not openning their eyes, they are using the eyes of the writers, they are using the views of the writers. I cant blame a student only, the system, family, society everyone should have to be blamed.
Various creativities are finishing off. When children is growing the parents teach them that they are on a war where they will have to fight hard and hard enough to defeat his competitors and only way to this is getting marks, getting A+. But no one never think what is the Best Side that the child is having. He can have interest in songs, poems, games and many more. All these, their interests will be murdered at very age, silently. And the child will never knew that he is getting transformed to something which is not him.
This system is even not letting someone to explore himself. Everyone is on a run. Thats why, though we are having thousands of Engineers each year but no invention, idea, hope.
Like in the movie "3 Idiots", Our teacher is more interested in teaching us the definition of machine, but not in letting us Explore the Machine.
I dont know when the sun will actually rise, when the system will change its view, when the students along with the teachers will come in front to change the system of higher education......will change it to something which will let students "LEARN".