Development

Rekha Badsiwal

Vijay Padaki

Opening Thoughts

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.


1986-87. The year of the National Policy of Education. The year of the 42nd round National Sample Survey. The damning NSSO indictment – 69.23% females in rural areas six plus never enrolled in schools in rural India. Drop-out rate for SC girls in Bihar and ST girls in Andhra Pradesh at primary education level in rural areas 100%!!

Clearly, the first four decades of independent India seems to have failed miserably in improving school participation more so in rural areas and among girls.

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. 

 

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