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Adolescent pedagogy

  1. 1. EDUCATION OF ADOLESCENT YOUTHS What Teachers can Think and Do ? M K Mishra
  2. 2. We And They :History of Time • Do our history of time is similar to the history of time of our future generation ? • In what respect our time was different from these youths ? • Do we know that they know much better of our weaknesses than our strengths? • Why this happened? Where did we lost our beloved youths ? • What did we wish to make them like us ? • Why did not we allow them to be what they wanted to be ?
  3. 3. Issues Pass out syndrome –in single curriculum – no scope for multiple curriculum based on students innate capabilities- but “fit in system” Rote memory –examination and grading. No dream for multiple talents If failed, no hope for future If passed, unemployment No youth policy to channelize the talents
  4. 4. Result • Utter neglect of youth resource • Abuse,, neglect ,poor result, uncertain future • Youths join in crime, terrorism and unsocial act • Threatened democracy and loss of social capital
  5. 5. How our students spend their time Consider if youth engage their most of the time in 1. Cinema - 12 hours in a week 2. Cricket – most of the time 6 hours in a day 3. Mobile - 3 hours in a day 4. Market - 1 – 2 hours in a day 5. Group entertainment – 25 hours in a week 6. Students from this back ground comes to school and we teach them With all these in mind how do they engage their mind with learning ?
  6. 6. Why this happened • Indian market is dependent on children and adolescents and youth • Most of the fashion is adopted by the youths • Market economy of India in collaboration with other country has decided to engage the youths in cinema, cricket, mobile , computers, internet and such other techs. • global market want to capture the purchase capacity of youths. • Why there is match fixing in cricket ?? What the youths gain out of it? • Why all these are so attractive to youths? • And why not the school subjects ?
  7. 7. Kill the morals and create the market • Values and morals have been replaced by market price • Children and youths have been trapped by technology • Parents are also proud of their children’s use of technology • Past values has been forgotten • We are unable to understand our future generation • western world want our youths to become slave than master – • Instrumentalism and information makes a man machine • educational values build humanity • We are rapidly loosing our social and moral values • It is not only youths , we have also partially lost our values
  8. 8. Pedagogy to andragogy • Child Learner/Pedagogy • Concrete • Unknown to known • Dependent • Inexperienced • Less social role and identity • Subject centred learning • Externally motivated • Adult learner/Andragogy • Abstract • Known to exploring • Independent • Experienced • Identity, personality, self name • Problem centred learning • Internally motivated
  9. 9. Changes or transformation? • Body • Childhood to puberty and maturity • Changes in boys • Changes in girls • Parents care / neglect / • Mind • Fear ,ignorance • crisis,shame,secretness • hate,anxities, cultural moors, mother’s hate and control, fathers restriction, socialisation in case of girls, sacred and profane- purity of body
  10. 10. Adolescent Youths • Their physical development affect their personality , individuality, identity , naming • Intellectual development takes place • hero worship, • Adventure, friendship,courage,freedoom from parents and teachers and taking self decision, • Ability to draw conclusion at 14 • Dreaming big to be some one – film hero/cricket hero as ideal model
  11. 11. Bonded Youths • Parents • Disbelieve • Control • Dominant • Impose self decision • Fix goal of life for them • Ignorance of what they think and want to be • Teachers • Believe/disbelieve • Control • Authoritative • Disallow discussion/ questioning • Don’t explore the inner potentialities, • Ignore what youths know and impose subjects to domesticate
  12. 12. Culture And Youth • Traditional • Fixed social rule for boys and girls • Obedient • Sincere • Silent • Very good • Tolerant • Use traditional devices • Respect the old • Modern • Group for a cause • Games, music, play • Cinema/TV/Video • Computers • Mobile/tablets • using hi tech. and reject the recent tech. • get always new- discard the old
  13. 13. 21st Century Youths • How they are identified ? Beauty- dress- fashion or good book reader, painter, musician, player ,actor, social worker • Who is their role model? In what major activities they engage every day? • Film hero /cricket hero/musician/DADA • What are their common activities ? • Games, feasting , travelling ,adventure • What do they like more and dislike more ? • Likes: Freedom, independence, • Dislikes: Interference, dominance, • Reject parents persuasion and ignores teachers advise.
  14. 14. Multicultural World • Heterogeneity of race, language and religion, • Experiencing diversities, change in thinking and high order of logical concepts, • Higher psychological functions, problem solving and critical thinking
  15. 15. Do we know ?? • we represent a time which is mismatched without future generation • we wish our children to be like us which is wrong • We fail to guide them based on their own talent • We are dogmatic, not updated with the change that comes around us and back ward • May be we are good subject experts- but we lack the adolescentric psychology • We also are trapped to a system of rotten educational system where we lost our country’s knowledge • we also did not explore the best of the world in education • We divided math and science as marker of progress and literature and social science as subordinate to it. This came from the US/Eurocentric market economy conspiracy.
  16. 16. Two mega strategies to fight this • Understand that we will not teach unless we understand to whom we are to teach and why teaching is necessary to the youths • The subjects we teach must be useful to the youths - heart at first and then mind ( possibly hand ?) • Pedagogy of Love and not authority – • Authority over subjects • Ability to deliver creatively to create curiosity and thinking in the youths • Learning from the youths and self actualise • Mutual learning – no teaching without learning and no learning with out teaching
  17. 17. Love and Freedom with responsibilities • Youths love freedom, recognition, self respect, group work, • Want space to show their talent • Given chance they will show their heroism • They respect us if we recognise them • Love the youths and get responsible youths with love and knowledge
  18. 18. Can the youths get a responsive classroom? • Why not ? • We will rethink on young generation • we will give them dream • We will work together with the youths in/out side classroom to shape them according to their own talent • Our past knowledge will help us to do this
  19. 19. Our subjects • Our subjects are entry point to youth development • we must find such topics that will help us in safeguarding their interest, talent, curiosity, character building( not strictly), self image, recognition, praise, and responsible, • Parents may not help the youths in shaping their life , except funding , but we teachers gie them a dream to grow up.
  20. 20. Our subjects for youths • Language and literature can transform the heart of the youths to become imaginary, emotionally healthy,creative,beautiful mind and aesthetic sense • Mathematics can give our youths sense of logic, truth and reason and problem solving • Science can give them experimentation, application , exploration of one’s own environment to see meaning fully and connected ness • Social science can give them social harmony, tolerance, cultural democracy,living in diversity, and social integration. • History can inspire youths to become a part of history making ( not history reading)
  21. 21. Fill up the list • Ecology • Art and craft • Yoga • Sports music,drama……………. • …………………… • ………………………. • .
  22. 22. Endless dream • We open our heart for the youths • we become the authority of knowledge than authority on students • We explore our heritage and culture to rebuild our youths moral and ethics. • We expand our heart to capture the hearts of the youths through respecting them as our own progeny of knowledge.
  23. 23. •Thank you

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