Sunday, September 27, 2020

    Parenting at the time of a Pandemic/ The Joy of Doing...

    In this series on parenting at the time of a pandemic, here is yet another reflection that makes us see a mother's deep communion with her child. We also see the world through the child's eyes...

    A Glass Prison for Teachers: The Hardships and Difficulties that Paint...

    The following article looks at the difficulties and the hardships that the teachers of Sheo, Rajasthan face on a day to day basis. This is reflexive of the greater issues that Indian teachers in remote areas have to go through.

    Thinking of Education beyond Textbooks By Ritesh Khunyakari & Shikha Takker

    Challenging the Notion of Confined Classrooms: Thinking of Education beyond Textbooks The schooled mind may tend to lose its spontaneity and sense of wonder making...

    Marginalized Students to Access Their Textbooks ‘Online’ in Punjab

    In Punjab students from marginalized backgrounds are expected to access textbooks online in the absence of hard copies. In the relentless race towards technologization are we missing out on the very basis of inclusive growth and egalitarian development?

    Interview | “For me, coming to Rishi Valley is a very...

    Meenakshi Thapan was Professor of Sociology at Delhi School of Economics. And her book Life at School:An Ethnographic Study has enriched the domain of sociology of education in India, and inspired young students and researchers to take active interest in the dynamics of educational institutions, knowledge and curriculum. In a conversation with Professor Avijit Pathak, she has narrated her academic journey, her meeting with Jiddu Krishnamurti, her engaged communion with the spirit of Krishnamurti's educational philosophy, and her decision to devote herself to Rishi Valley school after her retirement from Delhi University

    Thinking Beyond Hollow Conceptions of Teacher Performance

    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?

    Cultural Diversity, Creative Learning and the Realm of Possibilities

    A heterogeneous classroom is an exciting site for a teacher. Here is an article that narrates a creative teacher’s experimentations—the way she shows her sensitivity to cultural/social diversity, taps the potential of each child, and evolves a pedagogic milieu that encourages the child to sharpen her concepts.

    Approaching a Child Centric Way of Knowledge

    Knowledge is shaped and in turn, shapes the knower. This process of learning is central to the reproduction of human society. However, with the onset of modernized/routinized and even ritualized cults of learning, education may often tend to lose it essence for the young. Given this situation, how can we rediscover the process of knowing that is sensitive and open to the child's needs? Jinan.K.B

    Nurturing the use of Senses at the School Level

    Growing urbanization and fascination with gadgets has often ended up robbing children of the time and space to discover and relate to the natural world around them, this not only deprives them of the sheer happiness of unwinding in natural abundance but also weakens their artistic/emotive faculties. The article that follows shares some creative insights as to how pedagogues can bring young learners closer to nature through simple yet meaningful activities.

    Parenting at the time of a pandemic/ Don’t Romanticize Parenthood

    In this series on parenting at the time of a pandemic, Priya Naik narrates her engagement with her two children, and reflects--with a critical insight- on the meaning of being a mother at a time when the discourse of 'new-age parenting' is filled with an 'egoistic celebration of children'.