Academics

Good education is a process that brings about desirable growth in the student- one that is visible from year to year.
The following are the various kinds of growth that must take place in every student :

1. Growth in the amount of knowledge and information about various subjects,
persons and events.

2. Growth in the quality of that information, namely greater understanding as well as increased ability to apply knowledge to a wide variety of situations, by developing one’s ability to think (‘Thinking’ means seeing new relationships between facts).

3.Growth in the number and kinds of skills and abilities one discovers and develops: e.g. to speak and write English/Hindi better; to work with one’s hands to fashion objects; to pick up games such as cricket, basketball; to learn to swim; to play a musical instrument etc. Growth can be either in learning a new skill or improving on the skill already learned.

4.Growth in interests, in the formation of habits, values and attitudes like -
a) developing and pursuing personal interests and hobbies, some of which will become lifelong assets;

b) developing habits such as punctuality, regularity, order, working according to a timetable, self-reliance, especially, developing independent study techniques or learning to learn by oneself, etc.

c) developing values and attitudes such as active concern for the things of the spirit and for moral and spiritual values; pride in one’s country and eagerness to contribute one’s talent to national development; concern for others and their needs and rights; civic consciousness; need to strive for excellence and shun mediocrity; eagerness to use personal effort and resourcefulness as much as possible rather than look too easily to others for help.

As you go through your school year, you should ask yourself whether you are able to see growth in one or more of these areas. If you find positive changes within you, your education has been successful or else you need to work more.