In the pre-pandemic days life was always rushed. We never stopped to think about anyone or anything. Today, the pandemic has consumed all our lives and changed the way we do things. Amidst all the adversities, it has also provided us with opportunities to learn new things about ourselves; it has shown us that in many ways we are all the same. Hopefully our new realizations will help us create more empathe
It has been more than a year since education moved online and it continues to be the primary means of transacting teaching and learning even today. This sudden and forcible shift has been anything but easy for students and teachers. We have heard from every stakeholder about the challenges, shortcomings and other difficulties involving online education; of how teachers and students are looking for
The subjects that we learn in school are seamless and therefore will make more sense if they are taught with these connections between them made apparent. Instead of compartmentalizing subjects into individual periods, it is time that we evolved pedagogies that bring subjects together. Interested in seeing how biology and math can be taught at the same time?
The National Educational Policy 2020 has come like a breath of fresh air with its shift towards being more flexible and giving more choices and chances to students. By advocating a vocational and practical approach to learning, the NEP may well give a thumbs up to the home science course because of its multidisciplinary influences. However, in practice, till now the subje
How can an individual’s activity that happens within the domain of a household be considered productive in order to record its value in the overall economic process? This article makes a case to recognize the household as a site of value addition and that ‘production’ and ‘reproduction’ in the economic process are legitimate parts of a dual system theory within a u
Subha Das Mollick
Lady Irwin College of Home Science for women in New Delhi was the first to introduce home science as part of its undergraduate and post graduate courses and till date continues to be a coveted college for girls wanting to pursue home science. However, not many are aware of the pivotal role played by this college in the formative years of our nation. How did thiscollege
It is not just what you teach but how you teach that is important. There is plenty of research out there on the benefits of art integrated learning, it is now time for teachers to put theory into practice and cultivate methodologies that incorporate various art forms to teach their lessons.
In our belief that we are raising well-rounded individuals, we pack our children’s days with school, sports coaching, music, dance classes and tuition so much so that we leave them no time to play. By robbing them of this natural activity, we are taking away from them their opportunity to learn life skills, such as problem solving, creative thinking, working tog
Oh god is the virus raising its head again? Will I get a job tomorrow? Am I too fat? Will I pass the exam? What am I doing in life? Anxieties seem to be the order of the day - both real and imagined. Even everyday living seems like a herculean task. Under these circumstances what we need is a powerful weapon to help us deal with our problems, education can become t
Is there a sense or feeling of power between a teacher and a student? In passing on knowledge to students, is a teacher exercising his/her power and should he/she be responsible for it? Where then can the teacher draw the line? Teachers are there to give direction to the students and not exercise power over them.
This article is about rocky shores, another habitat in the intertidal zone. As the name suggests, there are plenty of solid rocks here and the rocky shores are so rich in diversity that one can find the presence of several organisms. Read on to know more.
A dominating aspect of online school education post-Covid-19 is the lingering conflict between parents and managements over the existing school fee structure and very often it is the teachers who are seen mediating among the stubborn stakeholders.