CBSE examination reforms: returning to the Stone Age?

Jagdeep Singh More

CBSE’s decision to make class 10 exams compulsory with immediate effect has been welcomed by some but has raised questions for many. This decision by the CBSE nullifies the all round efforts to implement CCE and brings back 19th century reforms that assess students only on the basis of their written exam. With the knowledge that different students learn differently quite common now, how intelligent is this move by the board?

Indian Education in urgent need of rebooting

Jose Puthenpurackel, SDB

The world is advancing at a fast pace, but our education system is stuck in history. With everything else around us is changing, the education system too needs an overhaul to produce competent individuals who can succeed in life tomorrow.

The utopia of the untrained mind

Sharjeel Ahmed

When doctors, lawyers and engineers have to be professionals, why then do we sometimes overlook this fact when we employ teachers?

The smart phone and all that

Brendan MacCarthaigh
The smart phone is here to stay, and there is no denying the fact that it is tremendously useful. But, it is time educators stopped to think about the negative impact of this ‘brilliant monster’.The author lists out ways in which the use of this instrument can be curtailed

Niti-Ayog and Basic Education

Sushama Yermal

A commentary about the government’s plans for improving the quality of education in India, this article asks us readers to analyze, debate, question, suggest and put in our efforts to help raise the standards of education in India.

With no strings attached

Amit Deshwal

Learning happens best when there are no boundaries or restrictions. Children enjoy learning if we let them be and don’t tell them what they should be curious about or force them to walk along a path we have drawn for them. Here’s hoping for a future where children are allowed to learn and grow without any strings attached.

Reimagining environment

Nimesh Ved
Is there a need for Environment Education to reinvent itself, to become more political and allow students to see the interconnections that is integral to all life forms? At a recent conference in Ahmedabad, speakers pointed out the need for people and students to question their lifestyles and respond to changing times.

Matters of money

Toolika Wadhwa

This year I complete two decades of my engagement with the disciplines of accountancy and management. In 1996, when I joined class 11, I started on my journey with the two subjects by making, what at that time, seemed a simple choice between studying the theories of management and cutting frogs!

Lightening the learning burden

Rishabh Kumar Mishra

Has learning in schools become a burden as compared to learning experientially? When learning happens in an everyday setting, that is, while cooking, driving or playing cricket, there is an inherent sense of joy which is otherwise missing in a school environment. The article makes a plea to rethink the processes of learning as practiced in a school, so that learning becomes more of an exploration and less of a burden.

Libraries: knowledge warehouses

Uma Shankar Singh

In the digital world of today, where we find all the information we need at the click of a button are libraries still relevant? How?