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Thursday, November 24, 2005

How Cultures Educate-Texts in Context

...The essential purpose of education is to facilitate emergence of new approaches to learning, to suit specific learning contexts.......Unfortunately today, learning seems to be fragmented and caught in various bureaucratic agenda.......Acquiring information and fine tuning skills have been the mainstay of our 'inherited' education system.....Our 'good teachers' surely work extremely hard at this!......The results of 'good schools' are there as proof!......Does mere acquisition of information/knowledge and skill guarantee understanding?.....Is the present system perpetuating a set of practices which are counter-productive to the very skills which are the child's sole strength? (very specific to the context of my teaching practice)....Is there an alternative to the assessment system which remains the only gateway to further opportunities?.......This in a nutshell is my understanding of the above Articles and what my essay tries to analyse.

2 Comments:

  • Do tease out these questions fully, Sandra. Alternative kinds of assessment are the crying need of the hour to achieve the goals of understanding that we would like our children to internalise. However, faced with the system as it is, how do we achieve this goal and get our children to survive in the system effectively - that is the challenge! Any thoughts and ideas on this? Raji will tell you we had a fired discussion on this yesterday!

    By Blogger Tara Kini, at 3:43 AM  

  • Raji is yet to recover Tara!

    By Blogger sandra kunder, at 12:43 AM  

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