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?

A tangle of problems – and hazy solutions

Ananya Pathak

Files, files and more files. There is no dearth of information on all the problems engulfing the Indian education system. But are we doing anything to find proper solutions to these problems other than to generate more files?

Digital India – teacher vs. tech

Madhumathi Ravi

So in this age of digital teaching and learning, does technology win the battle hands down? Or is the teacher still relevant?

A vision for reviving an adventure

G Gautama
Has the concept of a ‘school’ changed in the Internet era? Have schools become forbidding places where few people are interested in being teachers? In such a changed scenario, the role of the teacher needs to be re-defined. This article outlines a new and a fresh approach to looking at a teacher and a school, and thereby tries to to revive an adventure.

Why value education makes sense

Brendan MacCarthaigh

Children these days are losing steam quite early in life. Desire and pleasure seem to top their to do list. They are witness to and sometimes even victims of horrific crimes. Why then are schools doing away with value education?

Knowing and growing

Brendan MacCarthaigh
How can teachers really enable children to both know and grow? Just as knowing is a part of education, the growth process is equally important. Children grow by socialising , by being encouraged in creativity, by being given choices and by being given responsibility. Both these processes are equally important and teachers must adopt this in their teaching methods.

The logic of libraries

Vidushi Chaudhry

Libraries in India are few and far between. And those that are there only allow you to borrow a couple of books and offer you nothing more. This author’s experiece of libraries in America tells us what libraries can and should actually be.

Addressing a parent’s dilemma

Jyothsna Latha Belliappa
The recent child sexual assault case in a Bangalore school has caused widespread anxiety among parents and teachers. This article tries to address a parent’s concern.

‘Where the child is without fear’

Brendan MacCarthaigh

India has the highest number of student suicides in the world! Shocking isn’t it? These statistics indicate that there is something wrong with our education system. When are we going to wake up and do something about it?