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March-April 2014

The Human Calculator

Most of the time, students find maths cumbersome and difficult at school level. They find it difficult to do long calculations and even after all those steps of computation, they are not confident whether the answer is correct. Nowadays,…

Education for a better world

Education according to Swami Vivekananda is the manifestation of the perfection lying within. The purpose of education is not to fill an empty vessel but to turn the eye of the soul towards light, held Plato. For Gandhi, Education meant…

Safe Schools make for a Sensitive Society

A few years ago at a TED Talk, Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education stated - “The world becomes what you teach”. She was obviously implying that the experiences of school and nature of learning that takes place in them,…

Examinations, What for?

John Mason discusses effective assessment in the Primary School Teachers of Primary Schools are realising that full blown examinations - Half Yearly or Annual - detract from rather than add to the quality of learning of their pupils.…

Shaping the shapers

Down the ages, teaching has been considered the noblest profession. The veteran American education journalist John Merrow describes teaching as “the heart and soul of a school.” Teachers instill, mould, and ultimately control much of the…