“TAARE ZAMEEN PAR” is an impressive film which i will never forget it. After seeing this film, i have just learnt many useful lesson about teaching.
This film talk mainly around a boy – 8 years old named Ishaan Awasthi. He is a special boy because he is very intelligent and he has a different way of looking the world with other children. However, Ishaan has difficult in identify words, number, size and getting knowledge. He also can not wear dress, tie the shoelaces or any things which other children can do easily. Almost teachers complains about his learning exam at school. This make his father so angry. Finaly, his father decided to take him to the boarding school and he met new art teacher named Nikumbh. He discovered the Ishaan Awasthi ’s problems and helped him to overcome his difficulty. Although “TAARE ZAMEEN PAR” is an Indian film but it also includes the same feature as Vietnamese education.
This film only take more than 2 hours, but it partly portrayed the Indian educational picture where teachers absolutely don’t concern about problems of students, they force students to do what they want as well as use penalties when students make the mistakes. Students don’t have any chances to discover the world around them or create by their thought. In the film, Ishaan Awasthi is a boy who is consider as a stupid, dull- witted child. He always is bullied because of his obtuse. The boy becomes isolated and alone at school and even in his family. No one understands him, they only scold, berate the lamentable boy. But I found out that Ishaan Awasthi have interesting insight about things around him and special ability inside his stupid appearance. Because of rigid education system, Ishaan are really depressed and injured.
In teaching English, we teach not only in class but also in school yard or near the lake. Then indicate a tree, a duck, a house, a cloud, a sun, a flower, a spider, so on and give the question “ What’s this?”, “ What’s that?” “ how’s the weather?” these are lively teaching’s aids. NiKumbh’s methods help students to memory well and create many things, for example Inu make a plane running on the lake. So intelligent!
Beside, teacher act the jester in a play, play flute or instruments, and sing a simple, happy song. These things make students close to teachers and love the lesson. “ Education for creative life” I think this is the slogan of Nikumbh teacher. He do not request these students have to do what teacher give. In color lesson, students can draw, paint the picture which they like.
It is the same situation in Vietnam education. The way teachers teach their students is traditional methods. Teachers always think that students compete together and then this will make their future. There isn’t exist one thing which called logical thinking. Everything that children learn is rote learning. For students who have difficulties in getting knowledge, they will receive punishment from teacher, parents. But in fact each child has their own ability, sooner or later they will discover. Do not force your adult ambitions to their weak shoulders.
Thus, the children development depend on many things includes the relationships parents and children; teacher and children; children and children; parents and teacher. We have to connect all the relationship suitably to avoid hurt to soul of the children.