Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri on Thursday stressed the need for adopting the latest technology to impart education, which would help in improving the quality of education.
Speaking after inaugurating a two-day international education conference ‘Adyapan- 2012’, he said, “The use of technology in teaching has been successful in other countries. After imparting education with the help of smart board and computers, some countries are now using robots. Teachers should use technology to explain the contents of text books more effectively to the students.”
Citing an example, he told the teachers that the flow of blood can be easily explained with the aid of 3D. “Teaching values is also important as text books. Identify talents among students and nurture it,” Kageri said.
He also mentioned that the government is doing everything to increase the quality of education in government schools by adopting latest technology.
Pointing out that some educated youths are becoming terrorists in the recent past, Kageri called upon teachers to inculcate patriotism among the students.
Educationist Dr Gururaj Karajagi said world can see change only through primary and secondary teachers. Regretting the attitude of students who consider education as burden and see it only with the examination point of view, Dr Karajagi said, “Students remember a year old movie frame-byframe, but not what they learnt in classrooms.”
Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy said BBMP is striving to impart quality education in its schools. The state government should post quality teachers to BBMP schools.
“The teachers have to create awareness on segregation of waste at source,” he said.
The conference focuses on introducing innovations at institutions to accelerate development of creative performance, how advanced technologies in creative computing and robotics can help young students to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics in an effective way.