Teaching is defined by the results which the Teacher is able to achieve in the classroom. The extent of knowledge the students are able to assimilate defines the capability of the Teacher. It is therefore necessary to formulate such tests which may be repetitively conducted to measure the learning and development of the students.
The present system of examinations does not truly measure the capabilities of the students. Students these days are only after marks. They are not able to imbibe the knowledge in fashion that would allow them to use it practically in real life.
When one thinks of an efficient teacher/trainer the picture of Anand Sir from Patna comes to the mind. I had an opportunity to talk with Anand Sir about four years. There was an article in the Indian Express I read on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai. It reported that he selects thirty students from poor families. These are 30 brilliant students. I am unaware of how he actually selects the students, but i am sure it must be highly effective because the report said that all of them prepared for the IIT examination and were actually selected. This is why they are called the IIT Super 30! The report did not carry the contact no. of ‘Anand Sir’. After reaching Mumbai. From Mumbai I contacted Indian Express Delhi and obtained the Mobile No. of Anand Sir and had the privielege of talking to him.
When I asked him how does he achieve this fear? What was his teaching method? He replied that he does not believe in teaching! Rather, he encourages his students to learn by themselves. Members of his group are encouraged to collabourate with each other and to compete with each other.
I believe Anand Sir, has imbibed and is following the finer principles of the Gurukul System that had ensured that India was a seat of education and higher learning for several centuries (until the arrival of the British).
The Indian Education System surely (and sorely) needs many more individuals like Anand Sir to make a difference.