EVIDENCE BASED EDUCATION SYSTEM (EBES)
AN INNOVATIVE EDUCATION SYSTEM – FIRST IN INDIA BY OUR UNIVERSITY
“The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive, and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.” This was the observation of a French Psychologist Jean Piaget (1896-1980).
Concerns about methods and results of education are not new. It is being felt since long that the present system of education is largely producing individuals incapable of thinking for themselves and making appropriate decisions.
Technology has made it possible to access information about researches immediately after publication, much before they find a place in the text book. Every bit of information is available at hand, regardless of its quality, reliability and applicability. It is left entirely on the person accessing it to identify the usable piece and discard the other.
Educationists today have a different role to play as guides and students have more skills to learn. Just having good basic knowledge of one’s’ own subject doesn’t suffice; they also have to acquire skills of effective communication, critical evaluation & application to be able to derive relevant conclusions and apply them in tackling with practical day to day problems.
The teaching which is aimed at incorporating skills of gathering evidence, ability to critically appraise and apply in the right context is named ‘evidence based practice’ (EBP) and incorporation of same principle in all aspects of teaching and learning process to impart the process more perfect is Evidence Based Education System (EBES)
Objectives of the Practice
There are two main aspects of the system:
First is to prepare and train the student to be able to access the best contemporary evidence on any matter under consideration, to be able to appraise it regarding its veracity, to be able to apply it to the given situation and to audit its outcome for future application in similar situations and research.
The other equally important aspect is to initiate, implement and assess the best methods of teaching and learning, as supported by recent evidences in all the academic activities of the university.