Mirrored in words

Nimesh Ved
One word can have different meanings when used in different contexts. But have we ever wondered how not all these meanings seem appropriate? Like for instance, why does the ‘strength’ of a school mean the number of students in that school? How do words get the meanings associated with them? Perhaps it is time for us to think hard about the words we use and how we use them.

Teachers as learners

Neeraja Raghavan
If you like reading stories, then you are going to enjoy reading the monograph that Neeraja Raghavan discusses in her column. Find out how a group of adults, by playing with a random set of objects, ends up “inventing” the definitions of volume and weight. Does this research with a group of adults tell us teachers something?