Co-Scholastic Importance

The five mental abilities or Minds as written by Howard Gardner are –
  • The Disciplinary Mind(expertise in various subjects) 
  • The Synthesizing Mind(ability to integrate concepts from different disciplines to solve a problem) 
  • The Creating Mind(ability to think creatively to solve problems) 
  • The Respectful Mind(appreciation of the diversity in individuals)
  • The Ethical Mind(fulfilling one’s duties and responsibilities in society as a citizen).

These concepts emphasize that in the 21st Century, education and learning must surpass the four walls of a classroom. The core aim of education and learning should be to foster holistic development. The importance of co-curricular activities cannot be overlooked in fostering overall development which essentially it means intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development which can be achieved only through proper education which is a blend of scholastic & co-scholastic learning. Education plays a fundamental role in all-round development.

Co-curricular activities help in the holistic development of students and assist in developing critical skills and abilities to be successful and happy in 21st-century life. Therefore, the importance of co-curricular activities is immense during school education.

The five mental abilities or Minds as written by Howard Gardner are –
  • Critical thinking– examining concepts, ideas, problems, and issues.
  • Logical and analytical thinking – analysing reasons behind events and situations.
  • Creative thinking– thinking of newer ways to solve problems; visualization;
  • Problem-solving skills – solving problems utilizing various concepts, solutions, etc..
  • Leadership skills – taking initiatives and responsibilities; influencing others in working for a good purpose; setting goals; motivating others to work towards goals; taking accountability;
  • Social skills – collaboration; teamwork; building good relationships with others;
  • Recreational values– understanding the importance of leisure and recreation; participating in leisure and recreational activities;
  • Emotional skills – understanding your strengths and weaknesses; controlling your emotions; empathy for others;
  • Technology skills– using various computer software and apps for getting things done;
  • Ethical values– maintaining ethics & good moral values
  • Social values– respecting differences among individuals; respecting others values and culture;
  • Communication skill– the power of expression; listening to others; public speaking;

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