Month: December 2019

Five Ideas for Teachers\’ Day

Teachers\’ Day is round the corner. Once again, we\’ll have the same old speeches, boring comments and everyone showing so-called \’respect\’ for teachers for one day – then it will all be forgotten till the next year comes around again!  For those of us who feel we need to go […]

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Five Ideas for Teachers\’ Day

Teachers\’ Day is round the corner. Once again, we\’ll have the same old speeches, boring comments and everyone showing so-called \’respect\’ for teachers for one day – then it will all be forgotten till the next year comes around again!  For those of us who feel we need to go […]

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AIMS OF EDUCATION

The aims of education serve as broad guidelines to align educational processes to chosen ideals and accepted principles. The aims of education simultaneously reflect the current needs and aspirations of a society as well as its lasting values, and the immediate concerns of a community as well as broadhuman ideals. […]

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CONSTRUCTIVIST MODEL OF EDUCATION

In the constructivist perspective, learning is a process of the construction of knowledge. Learners actively construct their own knowledge by connecting new ideas to existing ideas on the basis of materials/activities presented to them (experience). For example, using a text or a set of pictures/visuals on a transport system coupled […]

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Really Walmart ? Plumbing ??

 Walmart closed down five stores in the US. What\’s new ? This happens all the time – stores are closed and stores are opened. So what ? What is strange is the reason it was done and the manner in which it was done.Walmart announced to its employees two hours […]

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Job losses in India too ?

My good friend who goes by the moniker of Vaingluory, at least on my travel blog, messaged me drawing attention to this story .  The opinion piece from a headhunter is titled \’Expect 100,000 to 200,000 Jobs to be Lost Every Year For The Next Three Years\’ . There is a lot of […]

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Your Father knows

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him” (Matthew 6:7-8). People speak about “the power of […]

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Do\’s And Don\’ts for the Head Teacher

In your view, what are the three things a head teacher should NOT do?And what are the three things she SHOULD do?Your comments are awaited! Please enter in the comments section below. Later, I\’ll bring out a summary of comments received.(As you can guess, an in-serve training programme for head teachers is […]

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Do\’s And Don\’ts for the Head Teacher

In your view, what are the three things a head teacher should NOT do?And what are the three things she SHOULD do?Your comments are awaited! Please enter in the comments section below. Later, I\’ll bring out a summary of comments received.(As you can guess, an in-serve training programme for head teachers is […]

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Do\’s And Don\’ts for the Head Teacher

In your view, what are the three things a head teacher should NOT do?And what are the three things she SHOULD do?Your comments are awaited! Please enter in the comments section below. Later, I\’ll bring out a summary of comments received.(As you can guess, an in-serve training programme for head teachers is […]

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The Case for Children’s News Programmes

Imagine regular news programmes for childrenWhile advertising and entertainment programmes have begun to cater to children’s needs, for some reason news channels have ignored children altogether! Imagine a regular children’s news programme, at a fixed time, presented in a lively way, as something for children to look forward to daily. […]

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Are teachers villains or victims?

At some point or the other in their lives, almost everyone has held the view: ‘If only teachers did their work better, so many problems would be solved…’  Schools would be so much better off, isn’t it? Education would be great and our lives very different as a result; in fact, […]

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The Qualities of a Change-Maker

Improving educational quality ends up being about change rather than tinkering with some elements.  What then are the qualities of those involved in bringing about this change?  Here are my guesses. As can be expected, this is a long wish-list! I need your help to identify which ones are really […]

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