Challenges in Education
There is a growing realisation that there exist serious disconnects between the existing school and higher education curricular and the curricular thrusts that are needed for promoting the acquisition by students of relevant skills required for decent work and a better life in a rapidly changing world. A key challenge in this context is expanding opportunities for acquiring relevant skills, including skills needed for work and entrepreneurship; skills and competencies that allow learners to be more creative and innovative, to think critically, to communicate effectively, to solve problems independently; and life skills that enable individuals to grow as responsible citizens and embrace cultural diversity, live and work together harmoniously, etc.
Despite the Indian Education policy emphasis on infusion approach of Environmental component at all levels of schooling and higher education, the area remains neglected or is at best given a symbolic treatment. However, the notion of ‘sustainable development’ envisages that it be dealt holistically on a cross-curricular manner through a whole-school approach.
Knowledge economy has an important dimension of commercialization and marketing. It is argued that protection of knowledge will provide an incentive for the producers of knowledge to produce. The ‘knowledge’ or ‘innovation’ translated into a tangible good or ‘product’ that is protected also carries a price which can be charged from the user of knowledge. Innovation is thus considered a critical pillar of knowledge economy. It means that countries will have to make effort to transform its implicit knowledge i.e., knowledge embodied in brains into an explicit knowledge i.e., in forms in which it can be traded.
Though the above challenges and need in education needs a drastic change and at a larger volume, but the Green Society Forum team believes small differences can also be a model for transformation for the holistic development of our Nation.
This is where the question has aroused what do we really need to have and how will it be different, realistic, nature concerned, creative, innovative and etc.?
The answer what we found had three steps First one was creating a Global Network of Green Leaders, Innovators and Social Investors. The second was to develop an Institution which will be Boundary less, where there will be No Age limits for learning, Built with natural resources and Learning will be through Sharing. And the third step is the resulting Development of Knowledge / Innovation, Economy through Product Development, Entrepreneurship Development and Global Market Development and finally creating Green Innovative Leaders globally.
It is only possible under Universal institute for Global Green Innovation (Photo Attached) our ongoing future plan.