With the proliferation of mass media we are living in an age of information explosion. Information doubles every five years today. . One can no longer hope to learn everything in school or college or even in specialized institutes. One’s learning is never complete today. There is so much to learn and so many more new things keep on arriving day after day that must be learned to keep up to date. Those in the teaching profession are well aware today that to remain relevant they need to update their knowledge, teaching methods etc. Science, technology, information are ever growing and changing. The amount of information that can be packed into electronic chips is becoming bigger and bigger. As information increases, storage capacity also increases so that we are able to store more and more matter in less and less space. There is now a whole new range of information technology which is a vast field in itself giving employment to big numbers of people.
In the changed context of today one can no more hope to learn everything needed in the years of formal education in school or college. However big your school bag may be you cannot any more hope zip within it all the books you need to study or to pick up all your knowledge from school. If you try to do so you will be fighting a steadily losing battle. So the new strategy is learning how to learn, rather than learn everything possible on earth and burdening yourself with knowledge or skills you may never need.You have to train yourself and acquire the skills to update your knowledge in any field. If you are a doctor you can’t tell yourself you know everything the moment you finish your medical studies and start wearing your white medical gown and exhibit your framed diploma.