Articles in the Comment Category
April 2013, Comment »
Continuous and comprehensive evaluation has received a lot of criticism from different quarters of the educational arena including the teachers who practice it. But a system that gives every student a chance to show what he/she can do rather than can’t has to be good. So what we really need is to provide teachers with a lot of support, besides developing tools and frameworks that fit the textbooks, to ensure that CCE is properly implemented.
Comment, March 2013 »
Read this interesting article on how a board game based on the Indian concept of ‘Purusharth’ can teach children to play the game of life.
Comment, February 2013 »
Have you noticed that some teachers in your school are over worked and that that is hampering their teaching and other skills? In school, work should be shared equally by all teachers. Read on to find out how making small teams of likeminded teachers helped empower both the teachers and the school.
Comment, January 2013 »
What happens when students are given a chance to do as they please without supervision and minus the rigours of a daily schedule? Result: their faces are relaxed , there is a sense of calmness and an ease in their body language. Read all about this experiment at Jiva Institute.
Comment, November 2012 »
What do teachers do when they are given an entire working day to work at their own pace and are not required to adhere to any rigid schedule? Will they work productively or will they use the time to ‘catch up’ on other work? This experiment at the Jiva Institute threw up some interesting insights.
Comment, October 2012 »
Here the author picks up from where he left off in the last article and talks about how he got his teachers excited to try out an “open day” in school– a day when teachers could plan and organize their time the way they want to with little inteference from the administration. If this experiment works with the teachers, the author plans to allow students in his school to chalk out their own schedules instead of following a pre determined time table. Wait and watch as to how the teachers’ open day turned out.
Comment, September 2012 »
This article aims to clarify that in all the din about educational reforms, one must spare a thought to how the curriculum must change to suit the needs of a knowledge- based society.
August 2012, Comment »
One of the main purposes of education is to ensure that children can gain entry into best possible careers and careers of their choice. But when children and parents too are unaware of the options available to them then education doesn’t achieve its purpose. This is why career education is important right from school.
Steven Paul Rudolph
If every child were to be guided by a single teacher who could account for the child’s individual growth, half the problems in education would be solved. Read about Jiva Public School’s initiative in this and how the school’s counsellors have helped to change students’ lives.
April 2012, Comment »
Steven Paul Rudolph
Role models need not be celebrities or legendary personalities. Parents are children’s first role models who provide guidance in several ways. The examples they set establish the patterns and behaviours that their children will follow for a lifetime.