Contextual learning

What a dangerous activity reading is, teaching is. All this plastering on of foreign stuff. Why plaster on at all when there’s so much inside already? So much locked in? If only I could get it out and use it as working material. And not draw it out either. If I had a light enough touch it will just come out under its own volcanic power.” Spinster (Sylvia Ashton Warner)

Are there any reliable stewards of this blue planet, today?

Geography as a subject entails the study of the Earth as the home of man; hence a framework of geographical knowledge is indispensable in the conduct of human affairs. Professor K. Mason from Oxford once said, “Many of our present-day troubles can be traced to the neglect of the teaching of geography.” A geographer can make a definite contribution to numerous modern problems. Teaching geography through current events and practical examples will help students understand geography, society, and culture better.

This Marathi short film with English subtitles holds the mirror one more time to the state of affairs in teaching landscape where the teacher, the chore of teaching and the taught are not in talking terms.

How do teachers learn to unlearn redundant concepts they were taught in school yet still continue to use in class? How do they adopt new methodologies to make their classes more interactive and fun? Nabanita Deshmukh finds out…

These videos show examples of teachers using resources creatively in different subject lessons. Local resources can create authenticity in activities by making learning familiar and meaningful to students. Resources help students to move from objects (such as segments of fruit and bottle top counters) to symbols (such as fractions and addition) in ways that make sense to them.

Imagine a remote village cut off from mobile signals and noise. Think of a place surrounded by forests, hills and streams where a cluster of huts make up a school. How do you think children learn there?

Here is an excerpt from My Pedagogic Creed, John Dewey's famous declaration concerning education first published in 1897. He believed that students thrive in an environment where they are allowed to experience and interact with the curriculum, and all students should have the opportunity to take part in their own learning.

On John Dewey's birthday, here is an excerpt from  My Pedagogic Creed, his famous declaration concerning education first published in 1897. He believed that students thrive in an environment where they are allowed to experience and interact with the curriculum, and all students should have the opportunity to take part in their own learning.

Timely & timeless words from one of the finest advocates of child centered learning.

An enthusiastic teacher shows how history can be brought home to students through a collaborative project that opens up boundaries, ideas, and imagination.

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