Gurukula: The Preface of a Cool Education Environment
Thareja, Priyavrat; Thareja, Mannu Gurukula: The Preface of a Cool Education Environment, OmniScience: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, (2013) 1-10
8 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Date Written: August 6, 2014
This work attempts a brief yet critical evaluation of the present education system vis-à-vis the ancient Indian education, striking at the limitations in former. The purpose is more accented towards a review of the ancient Indian education system aligned to the specifications cited by Swami Vivekanada, the guru of high spiritual order. Vivekananda was a proponent of intellectual upbringing of students, with explosive enrichment of mind’s concentration and powers to knock out the knowledge from within. For, he thought the manifestation of knowledge was much more essential than the cramming of facts, which were futile both in content and essence of learning. The present work is rather a more holean analysis; attempting to underline the holistic, holy, and Lean (holean) aspects of academics necessary for augmenting processes of today’s education for excellence. This imperative both as present and future work is vital, and must be targeted at improving capatence (capacity and competence), for which maintaining quality (rightful and healthy), and a logistically learning environment is vital.
Keywords: Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, holean, Thareja’s AUM model, capatence (capacity + competence), compettitude (competence + attitude)
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