- 11th November, 2018
The topic of discussion was ‘The Dynamics of education’: In conversation with Prof. Anuradha Lohia, V.C.Presidency University and Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath, Ex -Principal, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi; moderated by Ms Malabika Banerjee, Director, Kolkata Literary Meet.
The conversation started with a reference to Eliot’s ‘The Rock’ where he asks - ‘Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?’ The traditional viewpoint of education as a mode of acquiring skills or getting a career is being replaced by a much more layered and rich approach to education. This started in the 20th century but has picked up pace in the 21st century where education is incorporating art and industry and is offering more choice and flexibility than ever before. Education now should be looked at as much more than the road to degrees, but as a path to wisdom. This is exemplified by the number of dropouts from traditional universities who have gone on to extremely succesful businesses and careers.know more →