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Online learning in times of coronavirus: Net-based learning can't be temporary measure, must be part of education policy
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Online learning in times of coronavirus: Net-based learning can't be temporary measure, must be part of education policy

As the lockdown initiated due to the coronavirus pandemic has been extended, one of the biggest concerns has been the disruption to education

Isolated abroad during coronavirus outbreak, how some Indian students are dealing with the crisis
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Isolated abroad during coronavirus outbreak, how some Indian students are dealing with the crisis

Indian students may not consider themselves 'stranded' owing to the crutch of technology but they do have substantial issues to deal with at a young age.

Coronavirus crisis disrupts academic calendar, but opportunity to experiment in mass remote learning and teaching could reshape education
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Coronavirus crisis disrupts academic calendar, but opportunity to experiment in mass remote learning and teaching could reshape education

The new approach in the current scenario will not be just about altering the academic calendar, but also for pushing for the new modes of learning, pedagogy and teaching, that will lead to bigger fundamental changes going forward.

Harvard University offers 67 online courses for free to help academics through lockdown, quarantine
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Harvard University offers 67 online courses for free to help academics through lockdown, quarantine

Harvard University is offering 67 courses for free during the coronavirus pandemic that has forced countries to go into lockdown

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tips for effective home-schooling during a lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tips for effective home-schooling during a lockdown

Schools might've shut down, but the learning goes on and parents have taken the responsibility upon themselves.

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teachers: Read an excerpt from S Giridhar's book on committed, resilient educators
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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teachers: Read an excerpt from S Giridhar's book on committed, resilient educators

One of the many core beliefs and pedagogical practices observed by S Giridhar in Indian rural government schools was that the teachers try to make the learning experience interesting for each child and respect the existing knowledge they bring to the classroom, using it to build new knowledge.

India's education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure
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India's education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure

Education has been sold in India as a route to national greatness. It is expected to “socially uplift” the poor, transform society and turn the country into an economic powerhouse. But in countries like ours where intergenerational social and economic inequalities are entrenched, education on its own changes very little. It mostly reproduces the inequalities.

Why is JNU vital to public education and discourse in India? A student and a professor argue for the institution
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Why is JNU vital to public education and discourse in India? A student and a professor argue for the institution

JNU has been able to keep a window open for the inclusion of students from weaker sections of society, although a lot more needs to be done to make it truly inclusive. The proposed fee hike will deliver a huge blow to the ideal of social inclusion

India should embrace Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo-approved student training methods to give its primary education system a quantum leap
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India should embrace Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo-approved student training methods to give its primary education system a quantum leap

It would be a shame if an effective model evaluated by an Indian Nobel prize winner is ignored in its own backyard.

Unschooling is finding more takers in India as parents discover benefits of child-led learning
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Unschooling is finding more takers in India as parents discover benefits of child-led learning

The radical unschooling method aims to harness the innate curiosity and creativity of children allowing them to carve their own learning path.This self-directed learning broadly means that the child learns what he/she wants to learn when and how he/she wants to learn it.