4INTRODUCTIONEDUCATION IS SYNONYMOUS WITH – (A) EXAMINATION (B) EMPLOYMENT (C) EMPOWERMENT
5WHERE AS EDUCATION OUGHT TO BE SYNONYMOUS WITH – (A) EMANCIPATION(B) ENNOBLEMENT(C) EVOLUTION
6PRESENT EDUCATIONNon-existence of Joint family system and the Gurukul system has adversely affected the present education system.Designed purely for money making instead of focussing on man-making has resulted in a lopsided education system promoting negative qualities like jealousy, hatred, and rivalry instead of virtues like kindness, compassion and honesty.
7Absence of a holistic approach towards a harmonious development of the body, mind and soul An imbalanced growth of knowledge concerning only the external world around us and a gross neglect of the inner self
8WHAT SHOULD EDUCATION BE LIKE? Education should not be mere information or stuffing of factsEducation should not be for mere livingEducation should not be confused with knowledge regarding material worldEducation is basically the actualization of the potential already present in man
9EDUCATION ENCOMPASSES VALUES VALUES ARE EMBEDDED IN THE CONCEPT OF “EDUCATION”.SO, “VALUE EDUCATION” IS A TAUTOLOGY
10WHAT ARE “VALUES”Values are standards or principles guiding our thoughts and actions, feelings and emotions regulating our power of reasoning.Values may be intrinsic, coming from within or they may be extrinsic, which are practised.
11VALUES FROM WITHINCOMPASSIONEMPATHYKINDNESSLOVEMERCYSYMPATHY
12VALUES TO BE PRACTISED PUNCTUALITY DISCIPLINE OBEDIENCE RESPONSIBILITY CONDUCTCHARACTER
13IMPORTANCE OF VALUESValues act as guidelines – values tell one what one ought to do and ought not to doBy determining one’s thoughts, actions, emotions and reasoning, Values constitute a person’s identity and characterValues bring quality and meaning to life making us realize that WHAT WE ARE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT WE HAVE
14WHY ‘ VALUE EDUCATION’ ?IF “EDUCATION” ENCOMPASSES “VALUES” THEN WHAT IS THE NEED FOR VALUE EDUCATION?WHY HAS THIS TAUTOLOGOUS CONCEPT GIVEN GROUND AND POPULARITY?BECAUSE EDUCATION HAS FORGOTTEN ITS TRUE NATURE AND MOVED AWAY FROM VALUES
15REPETITION A COMMON PRACTICE We generally repeat a word again and again if we have to hammer in something.Repetition acts as a reminder.“Value Education” is used to harp on the word “value” to remind education that it ought to include values in it.To remind “EDUCATION” of its FORGOTTEN IDENTITY
16STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP VALUE EDUCATION Awareness is to be built regarding the importance and URGENCY of changing the present education systemInnovative and enjoyable devices are to be adopted to provide a platform for embracing value based education
17VALUES ARE CAUGHT RATHER THAN TAUGHT Values are unconsciously imbibed from the immediate environmentParents, teachers, peers – all have a significant role to playA gradual attempt at indoctrination of the right values through various activities
18PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES GAMES YOGASANAS DANCE DRAMA DEBATES STORY TELLING MORAL VALUE CLASSES
19MENTAL ACTIVITIES SELF-INTROSPECTION SOLVING RIDDLES AND PUZZLES PRAYERMEDITATION
20Academic Institutions must work in collaboration with non-profit purely Spiritual organizations for training their teachers in VALUE Education who will, in turn, train the students.