A PRESENTATION BY CLASS 8TH CMETHODS OF ACCESSINg CURRICULAR & CO - CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ININDIA,CHINA,EGYPT,AUSTRALIA &UK
WHAT IS EDUCATION? Education is the key for the success of any country and the betterment of any individual. There are different approaches towards education and it depends on the culture and mindset of different races. More precisely, there is a difference between the approaches as far as education is concerned in the western countries and in India. In fact, there are clear cut differences in the objective of education in both sides.
The foreign students take education more like a learning process. They opt for the line they are fascinated with and go only for that course and line of career. In this procedure, they likely wait for the right kind of job and dont really consider time as an obstruction. The objective of education in India is more concerned with getting a high salaried job, overseas chances, better marriage prospects and increased status in society.
Analysts have also said that the difference is like hell and heaven when it comes to competition, aptitude and the job markets in both zones. Abroad the things are more relaxed due to the lesser population, more streamlined procedure and lack of unfair means, things are quite different when we talk about India. Money becomes the root cause because the higher courses are very expensive and can be taken only on an education loan. So, it is more about circumstances than choices for many students. There are many people in India who are not financially sound so they choose their courses according to their affordability.
Co-curricular•Co-curricular activities or extra curricular activities are thoseactivities that fall outside the academic curriculum meant forthe recreation of students.•These activities are considered as an important part ofeducation at all levels.•Are generally carried out to improve the quality of educationand making students better citizens. Most of the schools andcolleges around the world facilitate these activities to deliverhigh quality education and shaping the future of youngchildren.•Co-curricular activities has been made compulsory in manyeducational set-ups while it is optional in others. These involveactivities like :- Sports, Astronomy, Arts, Debates and manyothers.
DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WITHTHEIR EDUCATION ANDCO CURRICULAR SYSTEMS.
India It has been believed that students who participate in various extra-curricular activities during their academics perform much better in their job and personal life. Being only intelligent in academics would not going to help in this tough world, one should have equal participation in other fields as well. Co-curricular activities, thus play an important role in the overall development of an individual.
However there is another side of the story. Many parents believe that making co- curricular activities an important part of curriculum is not right as its not necessary that everyone has an equal interest in each activity. As everyone has a different interest, you cant force everyone to take part in those programs which they dont like. Other than that, as both academics and co- curricular activities seem equally demanding, students find it difficult to perform well in both of them. According to parents, if these activities are voluntary, they prove beneficial.
Australia Australia is famed for its outdoor lifestyle, and we make full use of the unique environment that surrounds us in our Outdoor Education Program. Students develop survival and leisure skills both during the program and at year level camps where activities include canoeing, orienteering and surfing. Association of Victoria State Wide competition Parade Students participate at every level and perform in six debates over several months.
Education in Australia is primarily the responsibility of the state. Each state or territory government provides funding and regulates the public and private schools within its governing area. The federal government helps fund the public universities, but is not involved in setting curriculum. Generally, education in Australia follows the three-tier model which includes primary education (primary schools), followed by secondary education (secondary schools/high schools) and tertiary education (universities and/or TAFE colleges).
The annual debate with the Catholic Ladies College is always thought provoking and lively, while the Legacy Public Speaking Competition always has at least one speaker from the College.Our boys display the “powers of communication” at competition level and our recent successes include:
Representation in the VCAA Public Speaking Competition and the Legacy Public Speaking Competition. The DAV season has just come to its end with five debates and the C grade team and the D grade team will be in the Finals soon.
China, officially the peoples (republic of china) is the worlds most popular country with the population of over 1.3 billion. Covering approximately 9.6 million sq. km, the east Asian state is the worlds second largest country by land area, and the third largest in total area.
To ensure every Chinese kid is physically active and fit, PE lessons are planned to be fun and robust where pupils learn knowledge, attitude and skills as fundamental as throwing and catching as well as various folk dances and games concepts. Besides learning skills to master the fundamental movements, dance and rhythm, pupils learn to live and demonstrate the values such as fair play, sportsmanship, teamwork and consideration for others as they play, dance, exercise and interact with their classmates.
PE indeed plays an important role in the overall holistic development of the pupils and paves the way to inspire and lead the pupils to live a healthy and active lifestyle throughout their life. CCAs are an integral part of the holistic, well-rounded education that MOE seeks to provide for students. CCAs help to nurture in students qualities like resilience, tenacity, confidence and perseverance, which, in turn, develop strength of character that will enable them to better adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world”, Ministry of Education. Pupils are offered enrichment classes such as badminton, table tennis, choir, Chinese Orchestra, just to name a few.
EGYPTThe Egypt schools believe that student involvement in co-curricular activities is a vital part of education and that participation in a well organized and diverse program of activities under the direction of qualified sponsors and advisors provides students with opportunities to learn critical lessons. The schools are designed to enhance and complement the academic program and our students are encouraged to achieve a manageable balance of co-curricular and academics.
With the goal of providing an opportunity for as many students as possible, choices in the High School range from Musicals to the Astronomy Club and from Model United Nations (MUN) to Student Government. In the Elementary School, students have a Varity of after-school activities by choice and this year, the Middle school has introduced a ‚Äúno-cuts‚Äù athletic program.
United KingdomUK schools aim to provide an excellent all-round education so that every pupil can achieve their full potential academically and socially . They do not believe that raw results alone show the true measure of a school. It is far more important that each individual achieves his or her very best . They take greater pride therefore from our position as one of the top schools in the country in enhancing the performance of our students.
A truly excellent education is about much more than academic achievement alone: it is also about developing a passion for learning, capacity for independent thinking, moral values, self-confidence without arrogance, and a broad range of interests that extend beyond the confines of the classroom. In short, it is developing the whole person, to ensure that each pupil leaves here ready for the challenges that lie ahead. It is an education for life.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EDUCATION SYSTEM OF UK AND INDIAThere is a large difference between the education system in India and in the UK. The student-teacher relationship is far simpler and strong in a country like UK as opposed to India. The technology and the resources available, especially for a subject like Drama, are extensive in the UK. The freedom given and the independent study time available where the student is not cramped with university obligations is also taken into consideration.
Apart from a stimulating academic experience, the University provides a range of student support facilities that are very helpful for a new arrival to the city. From the practical necessities of accommodation and healthcare to socials and sports facilities, the university offices take care to address various student needs.
The studying atmosphere is totally different, you are more at ease to work at your own pace and a lot or rather everything depends on the effort you put in to your work. The teaching style and methodology are designed in a way that it provokes the practicality and the research ability of an individual. Over all, UK has a better education system compared to INDIA.
DIFFERENCEBETWEEN STUDYINGIN INDIA ANDSTUDYING ABROAD
STUDYING IN INDIA Protected and Supportive Environment Children have protected and supportive environment from parents till the time of completing graduation and gaining employment Employment on Completion Children get to start earning on gaining employment on completion of studies and learn the applied job oriented skills quiet late
Lack of Opportunity to Socialize Being close to the family – do not give an opportunity to socialize and get to meet different people and culture Lack of Employable Skills Fresh graduates find difficulty in getting a professional employment due to lack of employable skills Learning based on Academic Knowledge Learning in India – basically develops only the academic knowledge of the Child
Confident and Independent Children have a higher level of freedom and discretion to decide from an early age. So they learn quickly to be confident and independent Independent Thinking Children are encouraged to work on their own and have independent thinking and learn practical applied job oriented skills very early
Opportunity to Socialize Gives a lot of opportunity to get to know people from different Multicultural societies and Countries – that helps to improve interpersonal people handling skills and communication skills Gain of Practical Knowledge Qualifications have high employability throughout the world with the practical knowledge and employable skills Learning based on Practical Knowledge Learning abroad – Children develop overall skills like academic, practical job skills and independent thought and learn to respect the Services available