How to leverage open-book exams
In India, at the peak of panic and pandemic, while most universities were mulling what to do, Delhi University decided to move with their academic calendar by conducting open-book exams.
Is learning by rote the devil?
More often than not, for generations, rote-learning has been the norm. It has been the modus operandi for acing examinations. There has been a flood of complaints surrounding learning by
Learning for the sake of learning
Imagine the last long drive you went for. There was no aim, just driving and pitstops when you feel like it. A stop for food because you felt like eating
All participants in the current education system are loaded with paperwork. Teachers are required to maintain registers of attendance and planners for classes along with lecture notes. Students have notebooks
Packaged or flexible learning
Formal education, today, is packaged learning. The pedagogy is synonymous to the packaging of a product, while the curriculum is the content. Packaged learning is efficient– it is easy to
Think of that time in class when a group project was announced. The teacher said, ‘pick a partner’ and almost instantly you knew who yours was. An idea of fun
Learning benefits teaching
Teaching is an act of sharing knowledge about a particular topic. Invariably, this activity involves an audience and a varied audience, at that. It’s the presence of this audience, of
Teaching benefits learning
We know we can learn when we are taught by someone, but do they learn too? Are they learning better? Jean-Pol Martin, a French-language teacher, propounded the ‘learning by teaching’