Thursday, June 30, 2022

English as Empowerment? Karnataka’s Answer is Bilingual Classrooms

Karnataka government schools strike balance between Kannada and English as mediums of instruction.

The Light of Awakening

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Here is a small note written by the editorial team. The aim is to invite the readers to the world of Sri Aurobindo—particularly, the insights with which he sought to change our perceptions of education.

The Sickness of Plagiarism: Seeing Beyond Select JNU Professors

Lately an online news website published an exhaustive report on plagiarism – particularly, the way some newly appointed JNU teachers have be found to be plagiarising their major works.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Suicides Remind Us of the Urgency of Educational...

EDUCATION It is shocking to note that 49 children have committed suicide from 2013-2017 at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for a series of issues like family problems, unrequited love, depression among others.

Sedition Case Against Karnataka School for a Play Against the CAA

A sedition case has been registered against a local school in Karnataka for staging an anti-CAA play.

Looking Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries

EDUCATION | Our education system alienates us by compartmentalizing disciplines and discouraging reciprocity of notions among them. A liberating learning process is possible when disciplines communicate.

Book Review | The Reflective Learner: Seeing ‘Missed Takes’ in Mistakes

An engaging compilation of distinct pedagogic efforts towards revisiting ‘mistakes’ and redefining them as stepping stones for growth and betterment.

The Temperament and Qualification of the Teacher

Makiguchi was a great Japanese educationist. His major book Education for Creative Living was published in 1930. Here we are reproducing a small section from the book. We believe that it reminds us of the meaning of the vocation of teaching. Society begins to degenerate if teachers lose their moral foundation. At a time when teaching is seen as just another job, it is important to reflect on Makiguchi’s deep concerns.

The Emperor’s New Pair of Trousers: A Modern Day Parable

VIEWPOINT Managerial elite, corporates, business tycoons and industrialists all seem to be extremely interested to invest in the education sector. With the assertion of business priorities before inclusive education dreams, the education system needs serious attention. Anthony Joseph

Visual Literacy is Fundamental to Teacher Education Curriculum

Educating the educator makes the crucial component of education and when one effectively exposes oneself to the domain of visual literacy; it becomes a source of empowerment in making sense of the young learner’s world. Manoj Kumar