Development

Vikas Arora shares this video from localfutures.org. You may use it in your social studies and economics class to trigger a discussion around fund allocation and resource distribution. Ask your learners to express and engage what happens in their family, at the local grocery shop and at a bigger super market. You may introduce them to the trend of 'artificial scarcity' and the price rise. Invite all ideas from them and also ask them to think of possible solutions. They may start with a mini project of budget allocation in their classroom project as a starter.

The last decade and a half has been a significant one for human development. Beside Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (2001), the National Rural Health Mission (2005) and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (2005 onwards) was rolled out, besides a concerted thrust on rural roads under the Prime Minister's Gram Sadak Yojana. Read more..

EVS discussions usually start and end with the over-used terms reduce, reuse and recycle. The typical bowing down to renewable energy and a mandatory discussion on ozone layer depletion makes EVS lose its sheen much before its gravity is understood. Textbook images usually fail to reflect the seriousness of the issue. Unless the daily relevance & a doable intervention is demonstrated we lose our only chance to inspire the learners to take action.

This article discusses why Continuing Professional Development for teachers is critical for the success of students and lists some ways teachers can explore CPD. 

Brain development, and the importance of nurturing all students' intelligence and talent is what Srijaya Char writes about in this article...

Man

Watch Steve Cutts' brilliant 3-minuter on man's relationship with the natural world.

Here is a silent video on 10 inventions that changed the world...
You could have a discussion in your class and ask your students to add to the list. 

Here's one clue for them: They're using it to view this video.

To download the presentation (.ppt), please click here.

Here is a presentation of 10 inventions that changed the world...
You could have a discussion in your class and ask your students to add to the list. 

 

Early Childhood (Care and) Education service, along with desirable societal investment for the nation’s future, is the most significant step towards fulfillment of the rights of every child to “survival, protection, and development”.
Its qualitative availability and accessibility from the formative years of life lays the very foundation of holistic and lifelong development of a child. Generating community awareness with appropriate policy, effective implementation strategy and efficient interdepartmental convergence is a must for realising its outcomes successfully.

The article explores the possibility of initiating strategies for creating literacy environment for the very young children of the literate as well as non-literate societies. Basing the argument on the theories of emergent literacy, the article highlights the importance of creating an input rich environment for developing the child’s literacy urge since her infancy.

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