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Tag: EDUCATION

Robot Teachers : A thing to look out for in the coming years?

“Alexa, explain what the continuum hypothesis proposed by Georg Cantor is”

Imagine sitting in the luxury of your house and having a disembodied, emotionless voice explain to you the concept that a set of real numbers between 1 and 0 is much larger than a set of natural numbers up to infinity. Being able to sip your favourite coffee while going through multiple assumptions to prove someone else’s assumptions is certainly not a luxury that classrooms can afford but we live in a digital age – this is a vision not far from fulfilment. But is it an entirely ideal
vision?

The Need for Sex Education in India

A country with a population of 137 crore ironically has a taboo around ‘sex’. People feel so uncomfortable by just saying the word forget discussing it. It is largely believed that talking about sexuality and its awareness may instead corrupt young adolescents. Sexuality education, as the UNESCO defines it, “provides opportunities to build decision-making, communication and risk reduction skills about many aspects of sexuality, encompasses the full range of information, skills, and values to enable young people to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and to make decisions about their health and sexuality”.

Does the criteria of ‘minimum educational qualification’ hit the doors of politicians?

I starkly remember how the Home Minister of Karnataka, KJ George, stirred a controversy when he insensitively redefined the meaning of rape “90% rape cases are consensual,” he was quoted saying as reported by Press Trust of India. It is not the first time an Indian politician has said something so insensitive. Sometimes they make you doubt their sanity; at other times they make you laugh and cry. But there are times when these statements make up for global news paving a downward way for India’s political standards.

We have interlocked ourselves into unending debates pertaining to the minimum education bar. Socrates, the pioneering philosopher from Greece had an aversion for democracy for a simple reason: If irrational people represent our country, consequently they will select a series of unscholarly leaders.

Is the Government’s attention to the Education Sector justified?

“An increase in school enrolments from 40 to 60 percent is applauded as a success, not recorded as a violation of the right to education of the 40 percent of children who remain excluded from school.”-Katarina Tomasevski, former United Nations special rapporteur on the right to education, 2006.

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