Download Shikshak Jyot Answer For All.Now that the Government of India has announced a new education system, there are many important suggestions. Two of these suggestions have caught my attention: teaching in the mother tongue and teaching through activity.
It is very commendable that we first understood the importance of mother tongue and came up with the idea of implementing education in mother tongue. It is natural for a child to hear, speak, understand and remember in his mother tongue. It doesn’t take much effort. He has been accustomed to the language spoken at home and around .
At this age when the child is still learning to speak his own language, it is not natural for us to force him to learn Other-tongue instead of Mother-tongue and to memorize it. The child cannot speak pure Gujarati and cannot speak pure English. Half-hearted experiments like sit sit, run run are done at home while talking to children when no one understands English in the home environment.
Another suggestion is education through play- knowledge with jokes. Insistence on learning without stress.
The new teaching method emphasizes that the child chooses the subjects he likes and learns through activity, experiment and skill, instead of emphasizing on the bar, learning load, examination method etc.
In this context, I would like to share my experiences of Chetan Kindergarten under Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara. We have implemented these two suggestions in Chetan Kindergarten for years and they have been successful. Chetan Balwadi, established in 1950, has been implementing this till date i.e. 70 years and its benefits are clearly seen in the progress of the child.