Category Archives: students

Sharing knowledge and learning collaboratively at schools

(This article was written for a college magazine.) We have a vision for a better society in which the values of sharing and collaborating knowledge and technical know-how form an integral part. There are two aspects to this issue. One … Continue reading

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Science, a humanistic approach

Science is an adventure of the whole human race to learn to live in and perhaps to love the universe in which they are. To be a part of it is to understand, to understand oneself, to begin to feel … Continue reading

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Computers in Teaching and Learning

The question of whether a computer should be used in teaching and learning, is no more interesting than the question whether a book should be used for reading. The interesting question is of how to use the computer to teach … Continue reading

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Experiment in The Classroom

“The experiment is already on, Sir! It is my personal experience that the story is a wonderful magic pill that helps to establish rapport between the pupils and the teachers. Those very boys who were not prepared to listen to … Continue reading

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Examinations: Students, Teachers and the System

We think of exams as simple troublesome exchanges with students: Glance at some of the uses of examinations: Measure students’ knowledge of facts, principles, definitions, experimental methods, etc Measure students’ understanding of the field studied Show students what they have … Continue reading

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Cram, don’t think

The message from 15 years of education in my country – first at a top-notch school and then at one of the best known colleges in India – was: Facts are more important than thought and imagination; that it’s more … Continue reading

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Mahatma Phooley’s Thoughts on Education

In this post I will reproduce the letter written by Joteerao Phooley (मराठी: जोतीराव फुले ) (in the modern times his name is written as Phule instead of Phooley as he himself wrote) one of the great reformers in India. … Continue reading

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