Articles in the Things to Think About Category
April 2013, Things to Think About »
Private tuitions have always been very popular. But are they really necessary?
March 2013, Things to Think About »
The importance of social sciences cannot be underestimated. Social sciences provide a framework to look at content emerging from other subjects, how that content is used in society and for whose benefit. This article talks about how social sciences must be given priority and not relegated to the backround.
January 2013, Things to Think About »
The language of Shakespeare is hard to comprehend for 15 year-olds, especially in today’s times and given the chronological and political distance between his works and today’s scholarship. However, he continues to remain relevant because of his ability to reveal the mysteries of human nature which never changes.
November 2012, Things to Think About »
Neha Pradhan Arora
Teachers have a lot of responsibilities and the primary task is not one of completing the syllabus, not ensuring that all children pass, but to make sure that at the end of schooling, children turn out to be responsible citizens. Children need to become active citizens and this can happen only when the students imbibe all the correct values.
September 2012, Things to Think About »
School teachers are often faced with situations that go beyond the classroom. They have to play the role of a counsellor and mentor to help a child who is having problems either in studies or at home or among friends. Pschycoanalysis may be the right mechanism for the teacher to effectively deal with such children.
August 2012, Things to Think About »
Sex is no longer something that is hidden from view. Kids as young as six or seven gyrate vigorously to Bollywood tunes copying the actors on screen during school competions and we adults applaud the raunch choreography as cute. Have we as a society become desensitized?
July 2012, Things to Think About »
R S Krishna
This article advocates a shift in the paradigms of learning and schooling where parents are counselled to accept their children for who they are and for the talent that they possess. In a broad sense, economies need to be tailored to suit the educational and cognitive and emotive needs of the masses.
April 2012, Things to Think About »
What is the role of effort in achieving success in any field? Is ability given more importance than effort? Should not a child be rewarded for the effort and not just for the performance?This article tries to find answers to these questions.
March 2012, Things to Think About »
A simple experiment that this author conducted with children from a rural school led him to ask thought-provoking questions on the education system that we are working in.
January 2012, Things to Think About »
When our students make mistakes and the same ones over and over again, our instinct tells us to reprimand them. But, if we hold back and analyze the mistakes that students commit, as teachers we can learn how better to teach them.