We have moved beyond discussing if we are using AI or not. We have also accepted it is being widely being used in education spaces. But we need to take time out to understand why we are using it. Do we use tools like Chat GPT to extend our capabilities or to mask our deficiencies?
Jaai Deolalkar and Sowmya Ravindranath
What is the place of art in education? Is art a subject? Does it have a curricular role? How then does one fan the fire of art engagement without an overwhelming focus on proficiency? When it comes to art and children - are we missing the trees for the forest?
January is the birth month of two extraordinary women teachers – Savitribai Phule and Fatima Sheikh – who worked to uplift the downtrodden despite belonging to the less privileged sections of the society themselves. At a time when educating girls was shunned in society, these women braved insult, abuse, and atrocities to teach girls from the deprived communities.
Can creating safe spaces for children (and young adults) to access – read – discuss books enable them to get lost in the world of books? Can these spaces also help them to bond with each other, to grow as individuals and to express better?
The need to belong has implications on our physical and mental health. A lack of belonging can cause depression or anti-social behaviour. The feeling of belonging, on the other hand, can positively affect academic performance and provide a lifetime of benefits. What skills will help students develop their sense of identity? What opportunities can schools provide to
Traditional teaching methods don’t hold a student’s attention for long. And when students are not attentive, they don’t retain what they have learnt. So how can a teacher make her classes engaging enough to allow students to imbibe what they are learning? Have you tried theatre yet?
While most of us may have a surface level understanding of learning disabilities like dyslexia, not many of us stop to think of what life is actually like for a dyslexic child in school. What can schools do to support these differently-abled children?