A few months back, hundreds of thousands of students in the Nation Capital Region of India — among 2,500,000 nationally— took their Grade 10 or Grade 12 CBSE board exams. Everyone, including the students, teachers, and parents prepared meticulously for subjects like math, science, history, Sanskrit and many more. But the important question to ask here is – to achieve what ends? 

As educational practitioners, we believe that the Indian board examination system is making our students increasingly less competent to participate on an international stage. To put it precisely, this is a systemic failure that has long-term academic, economic and political impacts. Strong focus on memorisation-based learning is leaving India’s most important demographic dividend ill-equipped in 21st century skills such as critical thinking, creative expression and effective communication — the very pillars that are driving global space of creative destruction and innovation. Read more…

 

 

Reference article: http://www.huffingtonpost.in/nicholas-henderson/7-reasons-why-the-board-exam-system-is-failing-students/?utm_hp_ref=in-india-education

 

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Founded by a group of IIMA alumni, with ample personal experience of educational institutions, Educational Initiatives (EI) is an effort to ensure every child learns with understanding. Established in 2001, Educational Initiatives believes in making a difference in education through personalized learning and ensuring that students learn with understanding. EI has over 15 years of expertise in education, with a deep understanding of child psychology and efficient methods of teaching, based on detailed research and a formidable database of student learning through ASSET. Our detailed research has proven that children today respond to rote-based questions relatively well, however, they fail to answer unfamiliar or application based questions due to unclear core concepts.