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Lessons from the Gurukul System

This blog has been contributed by Guest Blogger, Sumedha Singh. I have no memory of my grandfather. He wasn’t around when I was growing up but over the years, I have got glimpses of his life from...

Do Children Need Imagination?

A generation back most of the children usually finished their twelfth from the same school they started in. (unless of course they were Armed Forces kids). What with the world shrinking so...

What should the role of education be?

The understanding of Education, as we all know it, has not been questioned for generations now. We modify our textbooks to bring knowledge content up to date. We innovate on new subjects, train our...

How primary school interviews are violating the Right to Education

This blog post has been contributed by 16-year old Bangaore-based Karan Arora, one of the Student Contributors for Issue 10 of the magazine, out in January 2013. The Indian Parliament passed the...

Placing the Student at the Centre: Student-Centred Learning

Recently, I was invited to be a panellist on the XSEED School of Tomorrow Conference in Mumbai, where the topic I was expected to comment on was: “Better Resources or Improved Methods: What...

Rooting for India

The third issue of ParentEdge features an interesting cover story – raising children to straddle both Indian and global worlds. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers in this blog post. I...

A Market Opportunity in Education

This blog post has been contributed by Aparna Sanjay. I noticed large ads in the Delhi papers recently, touting the opening of 2 new Shiv Nadar Schools, in Noida and Gurgaon. Yes these are the...

Creating a Passion for Learning in Children

The launch event of ParentEdge on 5 July had a 20-minute panel discussion on “Creating a passion for learning among children.” The panellists for the session were Dr. Sandhya Koushik,...

Want to Study Abroad? Here are Some Tips

If you are the parent of a teenager out of school and weighing your options of studying abroad, you are probably one harried mother/father spending hours google-ing and downloading brochures, talking...

Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

I have always kept my eyes and ears open for interesting articles on how children learn as a mother of two school going kids,  and how different systems across the world impart learning to children....