He started out as a lawyer, but rose to fame as the man who brought Montessori to India. Gijjubhai Badheka’s desire to give his children the best possible education led him to experiment with and invent new ways of teaching and learning, which revolutionized the education scene in Gujarat and benefitted many children.
The pandemic has catapulted teaching learning processes into the online world. During such a time it would be good to remind ourselves of some of the concerns Tagore and Krishnamurti had about education. For in them we may find ideas for the way forward.
In the last article of this short series, we bring you three very different educators, their thoughts about development and how they see education playing a big role in achieving equality, peace and understanding among the global population.
An interview with an acclaimed travel writer, geographer and an environmentalist upped the ante for children who were absolutely delighted to speak to Nick Middleton. His book,’ Extremes along the Silk Road’ has been prescribed for CBSE students of grade 11. Here are excerpts from the interview done by the students and the author.
In this interview, renowned ELT practioner, Dr. Parthasarathy Ramanujam talks about how the importance that English language has gained is creating a cultural hegemony, why this is not good and how we need to accept that there is a language problem and build bridges to help students transition from school to college/university.
Does the architectural design of a school building play an important role in the life of a student/s? Are there certain parameters that need to be considered for a school building? Here is an interview with Prof. Dr. Minakshi Jain, currently the Director of School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada.
There are some people who have left a deeper impact on the way education is perceived than others. Kabir Jaithirtha’s ideas of sharing and generating knowledge have helped not just his students imbibe a new culture of learning but also several of his fellow educators.
Vinoba Bhave is most kown for his ‘Bhoodan movement’ in the early years of the Indian independence. But Vinoba was also a thinker and philospher with strong views on education. And while Vinoba’s views on education were fomed several decades ago, this author finds how most of Vinoba’s thinking stands true of education in today’s times as well.