Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1960


Learning Traditions and Teachers Role: The Indian Perspective

Seema Dogra** and Anjali Gulati*
**Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow (India). *Isabella Thoburn College, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Lucknow (India)
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 September 2006
  •  Published: 30 September 2006


In this paper, the authors discuss about the Indian learning traditions and the role played by teachers in imparting education. They discuss the efforts played by government in enhancing education, Non-Governmental Organizations(NGOs) contribution in spreading literacy, various learning traditions from past to present such as Gurukula, Kautilya, participative learning. Further, they highlighted the educational technologies used like EDUNET, E-campus and EDUSAT in various schools giving the example of Delhi Public School (DPS) and open learning trends of India. Furthermore, they discussed the role of a teacher in Indian tradition and in modern education with the examples of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. The paper concludes with the remarks of the authors in which they suggest to reframe the educational policy, emphasize on enhancing professional education in government institutions and universities and development of industry-academia partnership.   


Key Words: learning tradition, edunet, edusat, India