Perspectives of Education

• How well do you know each individual student? How does this knowledge help you to reach each child?

By gopikrishna k | Jun 11, 2013

  People can acquire knowledge and routine skills without understanding their basis or when to use them. And, by and large, knowledge and skills that are not understood do students little good!

Is there any Strategies to enhance higher order thinking among the children?

By gopikrishna k | Jun 11, 2013

 HOT takes thinking to higher levels than restating the facts and requires students to do something with the facts — understand them, infer from them, connect them to other facts and concepts, categorize them, manipulate them, put them together in new or novel ways, and apply them as we seek new solutions to new problems.

Class Room Experiment: BBC documentary.

By ramanatha.sastry | Jun 8, 2013

Class Room Experiment:

Professor Dylan William sets up an experimental school classroom.

Asking questions in the class room, as a formative assessment, is a routine we are following, possibly before my schools days in 1975, this is a approved practice. Still that practice is not changed.

Would India make any attempts at integrating environmental sustainability in economic planning?

By gopikrishna k | Jun 8, 2013

 The 12th Plan process could have been an opportunity to change course, especially given its explicit commitment to sustainability, inclusiveness and equity. Indeed there are some glimpses of a different approach, e.g.

Evolution is just a theory. Is Scientific caution sometimes may confusing?

By gopikrishna k | Jun 6, 2013

I don't see why the existence of the universe has to make sense from a human perspective. That assumes in a way that it is all about humans. I understand humans trying to make sense of it, but our minds are limited, its amazing through science how much we have been able to explain well enough to develop technology that works in a reliable way.

Is the Learning outcomes are achieved through teaching strategies ?

By gopikrishna k | Jun 6, 2013

Strategies should be included in the standards as the standards are learning goals. They are the learning outcomes that we are striving to for students to accomplish. Strategies are not an outcome. Students aren't tested on strategies, but rather their ability to read and interpret text. It's important for teachers to remember that strategies can be the tools used to reach our goals, but they're not the goal themselves.

Indian education survey

By HubertDworman | Jun 5, 2013

I hope I'm posting this in the right place. My name is Hubert, I am an Indology student from Poznan, Poland. I've spent the last summer working as an English teacher in primary schools in Hyderabad. Today I'm writing a thesis on Indian education.

Could the `common school system' have changed the face of school education in India ?

By gopikrishna k | Jun 5, 2013

 It was one of the most powerful recommendations of the Kothari Commission (1964-66). It received scant attention both at the level of policy and implementation. The result is before us: a majority of the schools are still in the same situation of deprivation and deficiency as they were 30 years ago. There has been expansion and up gradation in quality and efficiency, but only sporadic visibility could be claimed. The dropout rates remain alarming, non-enrolments are substantial and failures at the matriculation level remain pegged at around 50 per cent.

Is the Reflective teaching used as a tool to Exploring our own classroom practices ?

By gopikrishna k | Jun 4, 2013

Reflective teaching means looking at what you do in the classroom, thinking about why you do it, and thinking about if it works - a process of self-observation and self-evaluation. By collecting information about what goes on in our classroom, and by analysing and evaluating this information, we identify and explore our own practices and underlying beliefs. This may then lead to changes and improvements in our teaching. As a result of your reflection you may decide to do something in a different way, or you may just decide that what you are doing is the best way.

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