Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Pandemic, an Unfair Evaluation System and What Plagues our Educational...

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The teaching-learning community is among the worst affected sections amid the pandemic, what adds to their woes is an often indifferent evaluation and assessment system. Isn't it high time we redefine education to be more sensitive and in tune with the needs of the learning community?

The Tyranny of Tests

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As alienating, distressing and anxiety laden examinations are normalised, the sensitive mind of an educationist looks into the paradox of assessment and the harms that it causes to our children.

The New Education Policy and the Hype over Early Childhood Care...

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Through the help of personal reflections, the article analyses the NEP 2020's vision of early childhood care and education.
Syed Issaq standing in his library which contained thousands of books across religions.

Wage Labourer Builds Library, Displays Miraculous Determination to Rebuild it After...

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Syed Issaq's library containing thousands of books on different religions of the world was recently burnt down by a mob of miscreants, but he is determined to rebuild this site of hope despite the odds.
A.S. Neill at Summerhill School with children engaged in an activity in the backdrop.Image:YouTube

A Beacon of Hope-Summerhill

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Summerhill is a book about the celebrated English boarding school named Summerhill School and has been written by its headmaster A. S. Neill. It is through this book that the educationist introduced his ideas to the American public. Here is an engaging and exhaustive reflection on the book by acclaimed educationist Arvind Gupta.

An Analysis of NCF 2005 From the Caste Perspective

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The NCF 2005 is a pan Indian educational policy but its impact on different sections of the population is diverse, the article analyses the policy from the perspective of Dalits.

Bhagat Singh’s version of nationalism and what it may mean for...

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As we commemorate Bhagat Singh's 90th death anniversary, here is a close look at the ideas and vision that the man stood for.

In-depth Review: J. Krishnamurti: A Life of Compassion beyond Boundaries

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Here is a reflection on the delightful and informative read by historian Roshen Dalal delving into the life and ideas of the world teacher J. Krishnamurti.

The Intermeshing Histories of a Nation and a School

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In his latest book, 'The Modern School (1920-2020)' historian Rakesh Batabyal takes us on an engaging historical journey where we find the pasts of a nation and a school meshing beautifully into one another.

Can There be Universities Where Only Robots Teach?

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The recent unfolding of administrative action against faculty members in campuses like Visva Bharati compel us to ask if we are moving towards increased mechanisation of the vocation of teaching.