Teacher Development

This article in an interview with Dr. Satish Khurana, who is currently working as a Research Associate at University of Leuven, Belgium. His research interests include exploring intrinsic and extrinsic (HSC "niche") factors regulating hematopoietic stem cell (HSCs) function, HSC homing, proliferation and ageing. Before this, Dr. Khurana was completing his doctoral work, also on HSC’s, from the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India.
 

Hridaykant Dewan

Anant Gangola

The concept of Education for All is the foundation for an inclusive society but it cannot be made possible just by extending the existing idea and system of education. A paradigm shift in thinking is required. That is why, it is essential to think about the beliefs, ideologies, practices and resources in the current system of education and assess whether these are appropriate or need fundamental changes.

Are shadows completely dark? Are there some shadows that are darker than others? What do a mobile phone camera and the human eye have in common? Are there any natural pin-hole cameras? How many mirrors do we need to see our right hand appear as it would to others? In this article, the author explores many simple ways in which the teaching of light can link everyday observations to concepts using shadows and reflections.
 
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What made J.B.S. Haldane one of the most respected scientists of the 20th century? At the same time, why was he called a ‘great rascal of science’? What are his contributions to science and what kind of a person was he? This article takes us through the remarkable life of one of the most interesting and accomplished scientists of the 20th century.

How conscientiously would our student community learn and understand mutual respect if a school caters to both the disabled and non-disabled children! One such exemplary school that is doing this is GHPS Paper Town, Belagola, Mandya. The initiative by a government school teacher has changed the way children with disabilities are perceived by children studying in a regular school.

Ideally speaking, education should cater to the development of cognition and emotional skills of students, ultimately equipping them with good life skills to face the challenges of the world. It should prepare a student to have a meaningful personal life and at the same time a productive work-life.

Ideally speaking, education should cater to the development of cognition and emotional skills of students, ultimately equipping them with good life skills to face the challenges of the world. It should prepare a student to have a meaningful personal life and at the same time a productive work-life.

Children are a nation’s most valuable asset. It is our responsibility to ensure that every child is able to live a happy and productive life. For this, it is essential to develop their potential to the maximum. Education is an important pre-requisite for empowering and equipping children to meet the challenges of life and helps in their holistic development.

At the Deepika School we have students who have difficulties with reading and writing, some with very short attention spans and some slow learners. The conventional modes of teaching did not yield positive results, so we started out with a small endeavour in 2007. We took our students for a school tour to Andhra Pradesh to facilitate the learning of the Social Sciences and found that it had a tremendous impact on them. It brought about a complete transformation of personality.

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