Education in the era of rapid “change”

Educational institutions, especially schools, face many serious challenges in this era of rapid change. Today, educational content on just about anything is just a click away. No discussion on making education more effective can apparently exclude the rol...

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Is cursive writing truly educationally obsolete?

For long, Finland has been held out as a role model for education systems across the world. A recent move by the country’s education board, however, seems to be a clear step in the wrong direction. The education board of Finland announced its decision t...

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Education in Factory Mode

Children of today face a big problem. It is that the school has transformed from an institution of learning to a factory. Every unit of “raw material” is put through practically identical processes. Standardised quality control mechanisms are used to ...

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The Mystery of the Vanishing Complaint

In these days of FaceBook and Twitter, most of us would have come across this meme. Most if not all of us would have nodded (and would still nod) our heads in agreement. Complaints about the education system are very common. Everyone knows it’s broken. ...

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