Sunday, December 14, 2014
what title i should give this essay, i cannot think of any ......................
I am thinking if an unborn child is kicking his mother’s walls of the womb, does it mean that he is in a hurry to come and join the team of living. So everything is pre - tested and pre - learned in womb, I thought, after listening to what my sister in law has shared with my sister this morning. Life is a game. I believe there is no other theory in this world that matches with the reality of what sports activities really describes. So I have a feeling that the child of my brother and his wife is little impatient! she wanted to join us as immediately as possible.
In life, you get chances to learn many things, especially when you experience something personally or as a member of a team. Often you have to compete with others, even if you are not a member of a particular party – politics. There are some moments that arrive before you without any prior notices that you have to defend yourself in some of the occasions of your life.
Dashes, kicks, oppositions, critics, judgments, predictions, all these are inevitability of any life.
These days my thoughts are very strongly tightened with a very new subject (to my knowledge) called indigenous technology. It is not something that I know or is interested in knowing, yet the things that every science teaches with regard to one’s life science is indiscribly important. I have never read a heavily described profile of a scientist other than few articles about Dr. Arthur C Clerk. Mr. Sri Ranganathan, one of the Consultant of the OUSL, Faculty of education, gave me a book ‘WINGS OF FIRE’, as a result of my request and of a short discussion on books, between Mr. Ranganathan and me. So wings of fire, is a biography of Dr. Abdul Kalam, one of the former presidents of neigbouring India. I haven’t finished reading the book. Therefore I refrain from analyzing anything about anything written in the book, putting them in the life sutras and mantras that I have learned so far. Yet I have a strong feeling that I can see that there are many things hidden in the book to ‘motivate’ myself. There are very interesting quotes and in between there are few verses of poetry as well.
Here is one of them
“Your Children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts”
- Khalil Gibran
There are hidden lessons other than the directly shown facts of life, within the quote given. I think there is a lesson with regard to ‘teaching and learning processes that should be practiced with regard to the children of Pre School Education, Pre Primary - Education. They have their own thoughts and interests , what a teacher should do is to understand or identify them carefully and let the child grow, improve within his interests , until he gets to the stage where he decide of his learning stream independently. I believe that is what the almost all the pre school education specialists have discussed in their theories of teaching and learning, teaching aids and tools.
There is something else also, written in the book as a saying. Please remember you have to remember that nobody should get for granted.
“ A good student can learn more from a bad teacher than a poor student from a skilled teacher”
Iyadurai Solmon (a teacher of Dr. Kalam)
But , a teacher and a student relationship today is not somewhat , I believe totally different to then teacher student relationship. Teachers are described, and analyzed in various ways, these days, with regard to their specialties and approaches of teaching.
I believe a pupil learns a lot at School and also at other institutions and the chances they get at schools colourizing, sharpen, multiplying their future goals. Debating skills for instance, I scanned through few home pages of News Papers yesterday while shopping; I saw a front page headline news formatted in a brilliant way, adding a good photographs to give it a nourishing look. I cannot locate the paper in my memory, hopefully I can find and paste the name of the paper,tomorrow. That is a very interesting suggestion made by President to the Maithreepala Sirisena, the common candidate of the opposition, to come to a face to face debate, discussion before the public (?)
Partying is no new to Sri Lankan people, though they are very serious when it comes to many things. This partying news is about a new party that is going to be formed by Mrs. CBK ( going to head the party it seems) the names of the three individuals mentioned in the paper. the names mentioned in the paper says a lot about the party that they are going to be created. I believe that they can easily get data of the things that they are going to implement (?) from the members it self to fill the gaps of what is going to be implemented. I am talking about a book launch (?)
No ! don’t try to emotionally arrest any votes from the public, dear Minister Vasudewa Nanayakkara. If you say that you are going to commit suicide if you are unable to cancel the executive presidency, Gosh you should have done it earlier when hell of a lot of number of leaders were incapable, unable to caught the LTTTE leader that killed the entire Nation, in multi million way. Thank goodness we survived. NO its not a matter of the ARMED FORCES, believe me , I understand those things. That is what you called ‘leadership’ ‘qualities’, knowledge of right mechanisms etc. it is the same armed forces that was handed over to the Commander of chief of country’s security. Were there any difficulties with regard to ‘liberty of Armed forces with regard to decision making or taking actions in the field, I am unaware, so I am asking a question? What barrier you most then?
It is not about resources, dear friends, it is about how you use available resources when it comes to achieving targets.
What some forget is that no party is handed over any government writing and signing a ‘pin paththare’ ( if you give something , donate something for free without any competition, without facing any election, for instance, then you can recon it as something that you receive for free.
So get what you want facing the election , without really producing things that easily breakable through logic or facts, evidences.
Have a peace of mind, all who contest, support, follows, before election and after election!