Why Effective Training Devices
If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself. This is a quotation from Einstein.
I have started this my website to start an approach which is effective in teaching and training no matter which field one is involved.
There are some subjects for which you will find a lot of training material and training devices. Some of these are very costly. But if these are really effective? Not all.
To me the reasons are:
1. If one thinks from a business point of view the device must look sophisticated and complicated so it can fetch money and not easily copied.
2. When the device is designed there is no consideration that maximum people can understand. For example, in a class of 20 students, only three or four people can observe what is going on because the practical demonstration is not visible to all.This is the big injustice for trainee or student.
3. Training is not imparted with emphasis on concept. The result is that student has no connection, visualisation, imagination and idea how the solution works and he become disinterested. The trainee is treated like a robot instead of human being. This means we are not treating our students with respect. That is we are not laying the foundation for creativity and sound foundation for the development of student or trainee in the time to come.
4. A trainer or teacher must be qualified with enough experience and devoted to his profession.He should continuously look for better solutions for effective training. Of course, this will require more time, hard work and devotion. There is no other alternative. Training organization has to motivate and reward persons like this.
5. In the last when the trainee has got concept than he should be given enough time to practice. This can happen when there are enough equipment and time.
6. Remember a man which is being trained can save millions of dollars if properly trained. So money spent on training is rewarded well with future savings as a result of quality job and more productivity.
7. There should be realisation that very effective devices can be made out of a junkyard and simple material available easily. What we need is hard work, sincerity, and motive to develop prosperity and progress.
Norman Ernest Borlaug Humanitarian Hero
Dr. Borlaug was born in Iowa in 1914. At the age of 56, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifetime work to feed a hungry world, a prerequisite for peace. He was credited with saving more lives than any person who has ever lived. Although a scientist with outstanding contributions, perhaps Dr. Borlaug’s greatest achievement was his unending struggle to integrate the various streams of agricultural research into viable technologies and to bring agricultural research advances to fruition in farmers’ fields.
Norman Ernest Borlaug was an American agronomist and humanitarian who led initiatives worldwide that contributed to the extensive increases in agricultural production termed the Green Revolution. Borlaug was awarded multiple honors for his work, including the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Borlaug received his B.Sc. in Forestry in 1937 and Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics from the University of Minnesota in 1942. He took up an agricultural research position in Mexico, where he developed semi-dwarf, high-yield, disease-resistant wheat varieties. During the mid-20th century, Borlaug led the introduction of these high-yielding varieties combined with modern agricultural production techniques to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. As a result, Mexico became a net exporter of wheat by 1963. Between 1965 and 1970, wheat yields nearly doubled in Pakistan and India, greatly improving the food security in those nations.
For more than half a century I have worked with the production of more and better wheat for feeding the hungry people, but wheat is merely a catalyst, a part of the picture. I am interested in the total development of human beings. Only by attacking the whole problem can we raise the standard of living for all people in all communities, so that they will be able to live decent lives. This is something we want for all people on this planet.
– Norman Borlaug (1914-2009)