Observing that improving quality of education is vital for building a strong nation,President Pranab Mukherjee today advocated application of new technology in curriculum development for all stages of education.
“Adaptation to and application of new technology should be an integral part of the curriculum development for all stages of education. New methods and teaching aids must equip the younger generations to learn more,explore more and contribute more to the society,” he said.
Mukherjee,who himself was a teacher in his early days,said it was necessary to design appropriate learning experiences for students as learning processes has ceased to remain confined to classroom-based curriculum.
The President said teachers should also give themselves a new orientation and evolve an enhanced institutional capacity.
He said qualified and competent teachers,continuously renewing their capabilities and excellence through research,experimentation and innovation would be the nation’s strength.
“We must work for long term goal of setting performance standards and creating top class institutional facilities for innovative training and professional development of teachers,” Mukherjee said.
He was speaking on the occasion of the presentation of national awards to teachers on Teacher’ Day here.
Mukherjee also reminded of his assertion made while assuming office as President that “education is the key alchemy that can bring India to its next golden age. Our motto should be: all for education and education for all”.