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Monday, 29 October 2018

Education needs Radical Reform

India has won commonwealth association for public administration and management (CAPAM) award 2018, the initiative entitles “Unnayan Banka- reinventing education using technology of Banka district, Bihar" was awarded under the category “innovation incubation”. 




It is an initiative which envisages “quality education for all” especially to those at the bottom of the pyramid, using latest technologies. 

Another initiative entitled “unified agriculture markets” of co-operation department of government of Karnataka was also selected under the category ‘innovation in public service management'. This initiative has been also awarded the overall gold award for CAPAM awards, 2018. 
The award was announced at annual general member meet held at Georgetown, Guyana. Department of administration reforms and public grievances (DARPG) under union ministry of personnel, public Administration and management. 


Innovation and education 
 The education system today focuses on books and patterned-learning, but times are changing as young genius who thinks out of the box with curious minds and chose to take a different path which lead to the innovation. The education somewhere suppressed the potential to think the outside of the box.
Innovation is the process of making lives better, whether it is small improvement for one person or a breakthrough for society. On the largest scale, an innovation creates a shift that affects many aspects of life. Shifts created by the introduction and adoption of railroads, cars, airplanes radios, television, computers and the internet, etc. have altered the we travel communicate, live, learn and think, these innovations have rewired our view of the world. Therefore, innovative thinking should blend in education system.

The Problems of the Future – Need of education
The goal of getting an education is not solve some of yesterday’s problems, but to tackle problems in the future that one might don’t know about today by using technology that hasn’t been invented yet. Given this, what is needed in education is neither evolution nor reform, but radical revolution – in both what is taught and how it is taught. 
In a meaningful way, we are starting to see the dawn of incredible innovation in teaching and learning, innovations that go beyond technology. In every sector of education, talented people are pushing for change. 

What important role government is playing for adapting innovation?

Government has started several programmes in the field of innovation, which are slowly changing everything from school culture to student assessment. Students are embracing online learning, adaptive games, peer learning platforms, and many more learning channels. Teachers are utilizing better professional development tools, new content creation and other teaching tools. 

Challenges in Indian context                               
It has been promised for a long time that technology will change education for better—make it more affordable and accessible. The promise of education technology is more important in Indian context because the massive deficit of the access to high quality education at the primary and high school level due to a number of challenges, ranging from geographical distribution to socio-economic condition of the learners who attend a majority of Indian schools. Also, the cost of educating one of the world's greatest populations has been steadily increasing, and there is expectation that technology may make education affordable for those who are so far to unable to benefit from the same. 

Solution  
Best quality education is the key, when in country like India education is a fundamental right, India still lagged behind in some areas like in private school’s education quality is poor while fees are extremely high and unaffordable for weaker section of the society, so every child should get quality education to polish their skill. A strong education, is a greatest need to enabler of innovation. 

What exactly Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management CAPAM is? 
CAPAM is non-profit association representing international network of over 1100 senior public servants, heads of government, leading academic and researchers located on over 50 different countries across the commonwealth. It is guided by international leaders who believe in value of networking, knowledge exchange and promotion of good governance for betterment if citizens in commonwealth countries.  
CAPAM announces its international innovations awards programme bi-annually since 1998. These awards celebrate spirit of innovation in public service by recognizing organizations that have made significant contribution to improve governance services in the public sectors.