Think, create, and test

Adithi Muralidhar
A different kind of event that allowed visitors —adults and children— to think , create and test whatever they made was recently held at Mumbai. As part of the National Science Day celebrations, the visitors had a field day indulging in do-it-yourself-activities.

Fake and fun learning

Sunita Biswas
Fakebook is a new technology-driven teaching tool that is amazing because it educates while it entertains. Cloned on the hugely popular social networking site, Facebook, it is very easy to use because you do not need to log in, there is no password and above all, it is free!.

As the clock ticks

Manaswini Sridhar
How can a math worksheet be fine tuned to teach English? Crazy as that may sound, it is possible and the article here explains how children can master the concept of telling the time in a language that is easy to understand.

Basking in reflected light

Meera Chandrasekhar and Dorina Kosztin
Light and how it behaves is a fascinating study and young students’ conceptions about light can confound adults who are aware about the physics involved. Here is an article that presents a series of activities on the behaviour of light for use in the classroom.

Catch them young

Gita Nambiar
With more and more children being diagnosed with learning difficulties at the primary level, it is time that teachers in mainstream schools equipped themselves with the skills needed to identify the symptoms and provide intervention whenever it is needed.

The broken minaret

Kirthi Jayakumar
Do you have to be a certain kind to”fit into” a group so that you can find your friends? And if you are not the type that is prescribed, you stand to be isolated. Here is a moving piece about a young girl and her dance teacher who became her friend.

How politics impacts school practice

Anjali Noronha
Education in India has always been guided by educational policy at the national, state and local levels which in turn is a product of political interaction between diverse forces and by practice at the classroom level. Where does this change happen? Mostly, at the level of curriculum, textbooks and assessment. So, how does this kind of politics impact school practice? The author,while exploring this relationship, suggests that if education is looked upon as transformative, then political change and its influence on classroom practice can be seen as opportunities to engage in intense learning.

An opportunity to question and learn

Hriday Ranjan Education, since time immemorial, has always followed a top-down approach. A higher authority decides what needs to be taught, what tools are to be used, and to what extent education is to be imparted. Unsurprisingly, this has always Read More …