“Yatra – A Journey in Liberal Education” event is a small step by FLAME to initiate a public platform for discussion amongst academicians, educationists, social leaders, forward thinking parents and students to help foster emergent thinking in the area of college education. We will be honored by your presence and contribution in shaping this thought and will like to thank you for making time for such a serious activity that’s going to impact careers of young Indians.
Education, pedagogy, curriculum and its structure have been hot topics for discussion in India over the last few years. No one can deny the leading role higher education has played in shaping Indian destiny. Whether it’s the growth of India as an IT superpower, or giving birth to outsourcing as an industry, education has been the forte that has helped our GDP growth over the last couple of decades. We have been recession proof largely due to a knowledge economy.
The emerging thought is that while higher education in its current avatar has taken us this far, there is need to revamp it so that it can deliver tomorrows leaders. “Liberal Education” is an option to pattern our education system on to face this new challenge.
As is well known, Liberal Education based pedagogy has delivered outstanding thinkers, inventors, administrators and leaders in every facet of life since renaissance to modern day economies. With a holistic personality and character development focus, Liberal Education develops well rounded, thinking individuals in contrast to the unidirectional specialists the current education system develops. How therefore can we pattern it and structure it to suit the unique needs of modern day India is a thought that FLAME as an institution is trying to bring fore as a public debate with this forum.