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    Pedagogy/Relevance of Education from Gandhi, Freire and Dewey’s Perspective

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    The educational discourse of Gandhi, Freire and Dewey remind us of the multi-faceted debates on the meaning and significance of education in the society.

    Heidegger’s Critique of Humanism and Some Lessons for Social Sciences

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    Heidegger’s Critique of Humanism and Some Lessons for Social Sciences Martin Heidegger was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. He is...
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    COVID-19 Lifts Veil Over Social Inequalities in Indian Education

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    The COVID-19 crisis has brought forward unprecedented challenges for educational policy in India and deepened the ongoing debate on educational accessibility.

    The Burden of Schooling Twenty Five Years after the Yashpal Report

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    Education & Policy | To reduce the burden of school bags, we must rethink the very agenda of schooling.

     No Shoes and Socks: The Bihar School Examination Board Looks at...

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    BOARD EXAMINATION Bihar Board Examinations are being conducted and from this year students are not allowed to wear shoes and socks inside the hall to decrease the possibility of cheating. Examinations generate anxiety and pressure and thus cheating cannot be contextualised in a void.

    The NEP Amid a Culture of Populist Politics and the Question...

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    The growing political interest in the NEP 2020 is an interesting phenomenon that compels us to to identify populist trends and propagation of ideology through education.

    Is learning possible without curiosity?

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    Nowadays learning is all about memorizing and certification. It has no organic significance in our lives. We have lost wonder and curiosity; and forgotten that the whole existence can unfold itself to the spirit of curiosity alone. In this article the writer engages with the ideas of the first three Milesian(the Milesian School of thought came up in the 6th century B.C. in the Asia Minor region) philosophers and thereby tries to establish the meaning of curiosity and wonder in learning.

    Becoming a Teacher: A Journey Through the Many Experiences that Shape,...

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    The discoveries that one makes in life, the teachers that one encounters and the perspectives and worldview that one develops throughout this journey defines what kind of teacher one shapes up into.

    Thinking Beyond Hollow Conceptions of Teacher Performance

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    EDUCATION Will it be appropriate to rate teachers based on students’ performance alone or are there many nuanced factors that determine the way the child learns at school apart from the way the teacher delivers in class? Will critiquing the rating of teachers necessarily amount to allowing teachers to escape from being accountable to teaching?

    Making Sense of the ‘Real’ Through Marx and Sartre

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    EDUCATION It has been two centuries since Karl Marx was born but his vision and foresight continue to be of significance in our age. The piece walks us through an exercise of making sense of reality with the help of Marx and existentialist- Marxist thinker Jean Paul Sartre.