constructivism

Prof Yashpal's brilliant contributions to the study of cosmic rays notwithstanding, he is more popular to the general public as an avuncular explainer in Doordarshan's immensely popular program "Turning Point".

Trying to improve the quality of education - be it in a school or a cluster or an entire system - can be full of 'land-mines' exploding unexpectedly, leaving you with confusion all around you. Here are the top ten 'confusion' land-mines:
 
  • It is only when I teach that children will learn, isn't it?

Dangers of being schooled

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One sees many toddlers being confined to smaller spaces. In the pretext of safety, discipline and additional work load caused due to the mess they create, they are seldom allowed to learn by exploring their curiosity. This article attempts to bring out the impact of letting or not letting a child explore and experience through examples of ‘exploring an orange’ and ‘exploring sand in the sandpit.’

Based on her experiences as a teacher, Agnes D'Costa shares a few thoughts about constructivism...

This article by G. Shankar talks of the main objectives of an effective assessment plan and how it can be achieved through four types of assessments during the school year, namely, screening assessments, progress monitoring assessments, diagnostic assessments, and outcome assessments. It also outlines the guidelines of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 in this regard.

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