Television is a new gift of science. It has bright future. It is becoming popular in school. Almost all the local schools of the capital have got television sets by now.
A Lesson through Television:
A lesson in the class room often boring. It does not appeal to most of the students. So they do not attend to it whole heartedly. The result is the lesson goes unattended. To create interest in the lesson television is a good advice. It has a charm, all its own. No one can deny the good impression of the lesson in the minds of the students.
The students look forward to the television period most eagerly. It gives them education as well as entertainment. The teacher cannot put them any question during the course of the lesson. So, the students have neither any fear nor any worry. The teaching aids draw their attention. Even the dullest boy puts on a smiling look. His smiling face shows that he is not wasting the time.
The atmosphere is calm and quite. The doors are closed. The teacher has no longer a forwarding look. There is no discipline. Most of the boys are busy taking notes. They do not stand any chance of being rebuked or punished. In other words their mind is at rest. So their brain works better. What else does the student need? The aim of the teacher is served. He wants to keep him busy through out the lesson.
After the Television Lesson:
As soon as the lesson ends the doors are opened for a while. The boys are at rest for some time. Soon after, a discussion on the lesson starts between the teacher and the boys. There are many surprises for the teacher during this discussion. Often a back bencher puts a very same objection. The teacher has to recognize the value of a lesson through television when the boys react to it so finely.
Every school has a teleclub. Some selected teachers and a few gentle man of the locality are its active members. They meet at least once a fortnight. They send their suggestions to All India Radio. In the light of their likes and dislikes the authorities judge and adjust the ways of presenting the lesson and teaching aids.
Education through television will spread soon. At present the Government cannot afford to buy many TV sets. To this practice will take time to reach all the parts of the country. Some TV sets at present use in the schools of Delhi, have been presented to the Indian government free of charge by the Ford Foundation. Money makes the mare go. Some schools do not have enough of funds. So they cannot buy as many sets as they require. Some lessons on very important subjects are still under preparation for want of teaching aids. Any how, in the near future we hope to have many televisions sets all over the country not for education but for other programmes. At present only a few rich persons can afford to go in for purchase their own television sets. Let us hope that the funds of the Government will improve and soon like the radio sets we shall have a network of television sets through out the country.