value education

What is the true role of education in a person’s life? Besides imparting knowledge and skills, it also acts as a conduit to infuse good values in a person to become a good human being with a strong character and take decisions for the benefit of society and humanity. Sri Aurobindo Society’s Zero Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI) not only focuses on the academic growth of children but it also emphasises on their holistic development so that they grow up to be good thinkers and leaders.

Almost everyone is convinced that our education system does not inculcate values, it is accused of being all cognitive, as if the issue of values involves no cognition. And that is one of the problems in value education: if values are not a cognitive matter then a mystification begins in their definition, lists and ways of teaching. If we do want our education to help children become morally responsible, then we need a lot of thinking on what values are, how they can be chosen for ‘teaching’ and what methods might work.
 

Our common criticism of the world is that it lacks positive values. As examples people cite the lack of respect young people seem to have for elders, the rise of rap as a music form, the increase of explicit sexuality in public media, the decreasing influence of or interest in religious affairs, and the explosion of scams in many countries including our own.

Many parents today want to give time to their children but find it very difficult. They end up feeling guilty and frustrated. And when an opportunity does present itself, they do not know how to use it.
 

There are different ways to bring value education into our school and classroom. This article shares with you approaches on how to go about doing so...

If you believe that Value Education is a must in today’s world but don’t know how to go about it then here are three major approaches to Value Education/ Character Education/ Moral Education which are used globally, and could give you some ideas.

The Direct Approach- To teach values during planned VE classes

With NCERT and CBSE making efforts to re-introduce Value Education into the curriculum and schools allotting time for "personality development" and "life skills", this article looks at the role of teachers and schools in bringing "value education" into the classroom.

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