Source | Anand Bhaskar
I guess it should. When I look at my 15 year old son struggle and stress for his 10th Std. board exams, I wonder if I experienced as much stress back in my time. May be I did too. The world of competitive education has not changed much over years. We work incredibly hard for 15-18 years of our childhood to learn and be called educated. Thereafter, most of the forced learning ceases once we get our degrees or diplomas etc.
Learning is a continuous process…, what does that mean? Nothing much actually in a place like India where learning is a PUSH. Learning is fun, when it is a PULL vs. a PUSH. When one makes a choice to learn something, one tends to enjoy the same. However, when one is pushed to learn, give exams, be compared with his/her peers,… it ends up impacting one’s self esteem. If one compares better, it adds to the self esteem and when one does not compare well, it adversely impacts one’s confidence. There is always someone in this world who is better than us. Isn’t that true? Then, how can we ever feel good deep within in this world where one is always comparing one individual with another. Why can’t we just accept the fact that each one is talented in his or her own way. Isn’t that great? We are world made of people with varied talents.
Learning needs to be made easy, made accessible, made self paced and most of all fun. It shouldn’t be a drag for anyone. Learning happens best when one chooses to learn vs. when one is forced to learn. Demand based learning is here to stay.
A professional, an entrepreneur, a humanist & thought leader with 25+ years of Industry experience across varied sectors – Petroleum, FMCG, Financial Services, IT Product and Digital & IT Services. Worked with well respected companies such as BPCL, Unilever, GE, Microsoft & Sapient.Specialties: Executive Coaching, Management & HR Consulting in the area of business & HR strategy, Org design & change, Talent Management and Leadership coaching & development. Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from International Coaching Federation (ICF), USA.
He is currently the Founder & Head of Planet Ganges, a Global Learning & Collaboration Eco-System leveraging “digital” to bring global learners, learning providers, corporates & universities on one platform to collaborate & enable boundary-less learning opportunities for every human on the planet.