Adulthood is a pain. We know that. With the mounting number of bills, it seems that our salaries never quite seem to make a dent in what we need to repay. However, we with our average or above average salaries, never quite end up thinking about the struggles of the labourers or the maids that work for us and make bare minimum wage.
However, it seems that our educators are going in the right way and making the next generation of students more aware of this anomaly. This can be seen in the Math problem solved by a student of Class 7 that was shared by Twitter user @rajagopalcv who said that the teacher who shared the image with him was extremely joyous.
It is a Maths question. But look at the last line. This student is thinking beyond arithmetic. Teacher who shared this with me; her joy is unbound ???? #education #criticalthinking #reasoning pic.twitter.com/q1kUAUK4Xr
— Rajagopal (@rajagopalcv) March 12, 2019
The sum as seen in the picture, gives out that fact that a woman works for fifteen months to earn a meagre sum of only Rs. 18000. It then asks the students to find out how long it would take her to earn Rs. 30000. While the student in question solves the question as per asked, he/she goes on to add their own insight to the sum saying that the woman worker is actually quite underpaid.
It is this humane insight into what was a cut and dried Math problem has Twitterati impressed. It also goes on to show that the new generation when subjected to quality education at their homes and more importantly, in the educational system can turn out to have greater insights that are necessary to actually become good human beings.
Not only that, students these days are much more matured and have the ability to see things in a much more holistic and all-round manner they are also more empathetic than most people have been at their age.
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The goal for every educational institute and educator should not be to create a brilliant student with a hunger only to earn marks. It should ideally be to create a more humane mind out of a student before making them a brilliant candidate for their board exams.
This is what the world needs right now and it looks like the educators in our country are in the right direction to making it happen. Once more and more students start thinking in this manner, India can become progressive in the true sense of the word.