A brainstorming session on the differences and similarities between the French
schooling system and the Indian schooling system was organized for students of
Grade IX with the aim to inculcate a habit of research.
The students were divided into groups of five, and each group pooled their research to
create a comprehensive list of similarities and differences between the Indian and
French educational systems. Each group designed a poster listing their views.
Each group came to the front of the class and voiced out the aspects of the French
educational system they found the most interesting. All groups agreed that the focus
on vocational studies in France was very important and something they wished would
be adopted by the Indian schooling system as well.
This activity left the students with a great sense of understanding of how activities
they take part in everyday, can be undertaken in a very different manner in
different parts of the world.