Annals of Educational Research and Reviews

Traditions of learning and role teachers: The Indian perspective


Jean Brann and Kulfi Samrat

In this paper, the authors discuss about the Indian learning traditions and the role played by teachers in imparting
education. They discuss the efforts played by government in enhancing education, Non-Governmental
Organizations (NGOs) contribution in spreading literacy, various learning traditions from past to present such as
Gurukula, Kautilya, participative learning. Further, they highlighted the educational technologies used like
EDUNET, E-campus and EDUSAT in various schools giving the example of Delhi Public School (DPS) and open
learning trends of India. Furthermore, they discussed the role of a teacher in Indian tradition and in modern
education with the examples of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur. The paper concludes with the remarks of the authors in which they suggest to reframe the educational
policy, emphasize on enhancing professional education in government institutions and universities and
development of industry-academia partnership.


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