Development of Scientific Attitude, Emotional Intelligence and Mutual Respect Among Learners by Upgrading Existing Practices in Teaching and Learning
Reportedly, India is home to 1.5 million schools, 8.5 million teachers and 250 million children. In education, it is expected that optimum behavioural development should synchronize academic development. This article brings the challenges in this regard into focus and highlighted the snags and prospects of meeting the needs of the elemental outcomes of teaching learning. Our education system intends to attain absolute enrollment, quality education and desired outcomes. To plan for holistic and multidisciplinary education, building digital infrastructure is the ongoing practice which is essential but simultaneously coping up with multiple ideas to sensitize and orient learners with soft skills is the need of the hour. It has been seen that today’s generation is smarter but either emotionally rigid or fragile but emotionally less balanced than previous generations. Numerous incidents of suicide, depression, addiction, lesser connection and cooperation with nature and other living beings have been being reported from all parts of the globe. Education is always a purpose-oriented and outcome-based affair. To prepare global citizens with intellectual minds and high value individuals, our teaching environment, stratergies, teachers need to be upgraded and factors affecting educational and social development of child require to be controlled or minimised. The paper discusses in details about the gap between the existing practices, needs of present time and proposed solutions to bridge that gap.
Keywords - Scientific Attitude, Emotional Intelligence, Mutual Respect, Learner, Existing Practices, Teaching and Learning.