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Only 55% Indian students are actively engaged in learning: survey

New Delhi, Sep 1 (UNI) As many as 55 per cent of Indian students are actively engaged in learning, the Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey revealed in its fourth edition today. According to the survey, teachers opined that only 51 per cent of students from government schools are engaged in learning than students in private schools which records 67 per cent. However, engagement of students has seen a sharp drop from 61 per cent to 50 per cent from school level to higher education level. The survey carried out by Pearson group in 546 cities, revealed insights from 6,494 teachers from schools and higher education institutes teaching more than 18.9 lakh students that can contribute towards the larger vision of government for ensuring inclusive learning and improving learner outcomes in India. The report suggested changes like values and ethics, discipline and attentiveness which have decreased during past five years while participation in extra-curriculum activities, class discussions and collaborative learning have increased during that period. The reasons for declining engagement as cited in the survey included excessive use of personal gadgets as distraction, lack of interest in career stream and mismatch between formal education and competitive exams. Pearson India Managing Director Deepak Mehrotra told UNI, “By carrying out the survey, we engage with teachers every year to identify topical issues and suggest measures to bring effectiveness in the education system.” On active participation of students in learning across the country, Telangana stood first with 63 per cent while Tamil Nadu and Gujarat came at lowest with 49 per cent each. Interestingly, Bihar recorded 89 per cent and 79 per cent at learner’s engagement in past five years and adequacy of teacher training categories respectively, Mr Mehrotra added. UNI SDR SW RSA 1728

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