Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
6)The educational philosophy of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh still holds relevance for the present India. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question
The issue is related to gs-4 syllabus under the following heading
Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to dig deep into the educational philosophy of India, highlight its salient facets and form an opinion on its relevance for the modern/ present India.
Comment- We have to express our knowledge of the education philosophy of Sri A. Ghosh and bring out how it is still relevant for India. You can also take the opposite stand and justify it through shedding light on his philosophy.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Mention that was a rare combination of a philosopher, a yogi and educationist, a political leader and a spiritualist.
Discuss the salient facets of his philosophy on education (e.g the guiding principle of Sri Aurobindo’s education philosophy was the awakening of the individual as a spiritual being; Sri Aurobindo made a five-fold classification of human nature i.e. the physical, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual, corresponding to five aspects of education – physical education, vital education, mental education, psychic education and spiritual or supermental education; integrated curriculum; activity method, observation, self discovery, discussion method, learning by doing, learning by self experience during teaching learning process etc.
The Scandinavian education system closely resembles such system. Take help of the article attached to the question to frame your answer.
Conclusion– Mention that the philosophy of Sri A. Ghosh is relevant to the India which needs to seek overall development of a child in all the spheres, reasoning ability, moral independence etc.