“The goal of education is understanding”
Well said, educating individuals actually means educating minds. When we talk about mind, we are more talking about the understanding ability of an individual. Kids understanding the concepts and thinking over each concept is actually the purpose of education. It is clear understanding which initiates thought process and then leads innovation.
But in education system where grades are more important factor, are we observing the understanding of students. Does Todays education system consider understanding of concepts important? Well the answer is No. We hardly measure this factor, In fact in entire class of students there might be a single students who actually understands the facts conceptually.
Then how to measure the understanding of students? And after that how to improve conceptual understanding of the students? Well this article is written to highlight the importance of understanding attribute of learning and then increasing it by discussion.
Start discussing the concepts with kids, ask their opinion on various theories. Discuss real world applications of whatever they are studying. If there are certain problems ask them to solve it encourage them to learn and understand it more deeply.
Slowly and gradually if we practice discussing regularly, it will become their habit and they will start opening up their minds. Well awaken minds are innovators. In this process we are actually developing innovative thinking process among kids.
We suggest that the key towards understanding is discussing.