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The way forward for international schools in India

In an exclusive interview with EducationWorld, Mr Ian Davies, Head of Garodia International Centre for Learning Mumbai (GICLM) - which has recently launched the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) ...

Future of Augmented Reality books

The battle between Digital and Print media is long over. But publishers across the world keep harkening back to the time when physical books were the only way to discover and ingest new information. W...

Practical tips for introducing Entrepreneurship in classrooms

Entrepreneurship education has the mandate to equip the youth with the functional knowledge and skills to build their character, attitude and vision. It prepares people to be responsible and ente...

Resolving the college admissions mayhem

Hysteria and confusion surrounding college admissions seems to have become the norm in India during the past decade. Despite the best intentions of stakeholders, today’s college admissions sc...

The Era of the Teacherpreneurship

Teacherpreneurship is a combination of teacher and entrepreneurship, wherein the focus is on the teachers, who are ready to take risks, in making profitable learning experience for their students. It ...

Top 10 Edtech trends that schools must take on!

Top 10 Edtech trends that schools must take on! Although most schools boast of being equipped with state-of-the-art facilities pertaining technology, they must ensure their investments are opti...

Best Websites for Teachers

The Internet is a great resource for teachers, as teachers, you find lesson plans, academic materials, suggestions, support and lots of information that can aid and assist your teaching. Below is ...

Emergence of Cloud Technology in the Indian education sector

The idea of school and college education is changing in India. Gone are the days when university education entailed sitting in classrooms for the major part of the day. Distance learning has hera...

Early Learning Initiative (ELI): Need and objectives

The fact that Indian children are not learning to read or write very proficiently is fairly widely known. The ASER annual reports document this dismal picture year after year - with little improvement...

Holistic development a must to make students future ready

Rising competition along with the aim to reach high, has prepared students to leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting into the best college. According to IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education, the stakeholders in the education sector are not only required to nurture the students academically, but also nurture them holistically, in order to ensure that the students reach their goal. Students need to have a thorough understanding of the concepts and a formulated strategy, whi...

Digital Platforms: Demystifying and Democratizing Design Thinking for Learning

We hear a lot about design thinking across board-rooms and classrooms. But, what does design thinking have to do with learning and teaching? Well, ‘Design’ has come far from the studios of select few mavericks focused on creating ‘cool products’ to being Design Thinking: the human-centered improve-ment of experience that includes products and services. Ok, but why is it important to include Design Thinking (DT) in a classroom? For one, the 5-steps of the typica...

Importance of collaborative learning in the classroom

A classroom is a microcosm of the universe, and a classroom is an excellent space to inculcate practices that can help students throughout their adult lives. As correctly pointed out by Henry Ford, “Coming together is the beginning, keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Students need to be made comfortable working in groups. It is true that learning can be meaningful only when the process is attuned to the needs, goals and strengths of a learner. In fact...

How technology is revolutionising the Indian education sector

The process of imparting education has undergone gargantuan change over the past few years. Education has evolved greatly from its earlier tropes of rote learning to the present day innovative procedures. Technology has impacted every facet of daily life over the last few years – from personal and business interactions to school systems and the ways in which we learn something new every day. Considering how fast technology has evolved over the past decade, mankind is yet to see the...

State government texbook howlers

• An English-medium class XII sociology textbook of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education ascribes “ugliness and handicap” as the main reasons why Indian parents have to pay dowry for the marriage of their daughters. “If a girl is ugly and handicapped, it becomes very difficult for her to get married. To marry her, the girl’s bridegroom and his family demand more dowry. The helpless parents of such girls are then forced to pay up,&...

How edtech can aid the learning process

“Creativity is dying a slow death as the Indian educational system emphasises rigorously on rote learning rather than critical thinking and problem solving,” says Mitsuyo Tamai, CEO of Japan-based tuition centre Kiwami. “People must understand that good grades don’t equate to proper learning,” she said, adding that the onus of education is being defeated in this competitive environment. Headquartered in Delhi, Kiwami applies a creative method...

Practices that make some international schools leaders in their field

In an exclusive interview with Sriram Subramanian, Director of Callido Learning, EducationWorld uncovers insights on the practices that make some international schools clear leaders in their field. EW: You have worked with a wide profile of international schools. What do you think sets apart a good international school from others? SS: Indian parents are grades-focused and most international schools cater to this mindset. What the leading IB and Cambridge schools h...

7 tips to help crack NEET for droppers and repeaters

The announcement made by CBSE on February 3, 2017 stood in good stead for previous NEET candidates across the country; their past attempts will not be counted while applying for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) exams from this year onwards. However, with this, the competition is bound to increase imperatively. A jaw-dropping 10 lakh candidates are expected to attempt India's most important medical exam in May, 2017. This increased competitiveness has made dropping and repeating...

Importance of Diversity in Classroom

Progress in modern education has direct implication on the standard of living reflected by a nation, and this is fittingly justified through the rapid development of India in recent times. The educati...

Future trends for Indian education institutes

By 2025 India will have 119 million 18 to 22 year olds and that means India will have the largest student population anywhere in the world by that time. India’s education institutes will face many challenges if they are to be able to meet the demand for places from students of all types from vocational to highly academic and at standards acceptable to both students and the government. Education institutes in India are set for a complete overhaul in the way that they offer education...

Mapping the future education landscape of India

By 2025, India will have 119 million 18 to 22 year olds, which means India will be home to the largest student population in the world by then. India’s education institutes will face several challenges if they are to be able to meet the demand for courses of all types from vocational to academic and at standards acceptable to both students and the government. Education institutes in India are set for a complete overhaul in the way they offer education to the burgeoning population o...

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