International Journal of Multidisciplinary Approach and Studies Good Old Ways of Learning

Pragya Shukla
Earlier it was understood that knowledge has to be acquired by investing time and devotion. People delved deep into books and knowing that what they knew already was only the tip of an iceberg and there was much to be learned. Newton, who gave to the world the atomic structure of matter, the quantum theory and discoveries of the universe made by giant telescopes, space probes, and many more. It is said that the great scientist, just before dying had remarked: I do not know what I may appear to
more » ... he world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. Newton, however, was a great man, endowed with humility that follows true learning. Present day learners are happy with bits and snatches they manage to grab amidst their fun and frolic. Some are self learners, while some others need to be educated. Education is of utmost significance in modern times. It differentiates a savage from a civilized being. It transforms individuals into rational beings. In the past, learning was encouraged so as to aid in imbibing an ideal behaviour. Knowledge, it was believed imparted depth to personality. Slowly the meaning of education assumed renewed significance. Since education is a progressive evolutionary process, it is imperative, therefore, that the structure imparting education be updated and modified to keep up with the demands of the changing times. The progressive evolutionary process of education needs to be relevant to humanity and the prevailing human conditions. Hence before laying down the philosophy or the framework of imparting knowledge, the educationists carry out an in depth analysis of existing conditions and capacity of the coming generation. A simple meal, simple clothing, meaningful recreation and a life of chastity will help him to achieve success.