//Educating for Depth – Discerning for a Hope-Filled Future

Educating for Depth – Discerning for a Hope-Filled Future

The Context of Superficiality

Every context provides a text for life. Today’s context of education prescribes a text of life based on superficiality and obsession with material comfort. In the world of superficiality, learning is seen as knowledge transfer, from books to memory, from teacher to student. Assessment of learning measures the quantity of retention of memory. Cut-and-paste by googling, makes any information distanced from any influence in the learner’s life and behaviour. Most of the times, it has come to stay that you go to school to get a degree, and with that degree, get a job. This job orientation of learning makes every person a money-maker, an ATM machine. Only earners, not real learners.

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The author is a former Director of Goa Institute of Management (GIM) and currently Director of St Joseph’s Institute of Management (JIM), Trichy.