The Importance of Values in Shaping Character
Values are what need to be nurtured within every individual right from his/her childhood. Right from the time the child begins to understand and is able to express him/herself, character shaping comes into play. Values come from the family, primarily, and are then
backed up by the school environment. It is critical that children stay rooted and their value systems remain intact. Dr. Deepti Dwivedi – Principal, Delhi Public School Eldeco, Lucknow, couldn’t agree more. She believes that scoring marks and shaping lives are both
important but not at the cost of each other. It is important that teachers have a balanced approach in scoring marks and looking at things in the right direction with the perfect combination of simplicity, respect and patience. If children are able to understand concepts,
then proper education will eventually happen. Teachers knowingly or unknowingly shape characters of the children. A well-structured regime where the child is eating at the right time, sleeping at the right time, studying at the right time etc, will definitely result in good learning. There will be no problems in scoring marks as well. Similarly, if the school follows a structured way to shape characters, then the value systems remain intact. Children won’t feel scared or depressed before examinations. There is no blame game on the evaluation
system. Children are the mirrors of society and once they understand the importance of values in education, formal and informal education comes together to shape their lives better.
The contributor of the article is Dr. Deepti Dwivedi – Principal, Delhi Public School Eldeco, Lucknow