Chief - Learning Design & Social Impact at Tata ClassEdge
Anil Mammen is the Chief - Learning Design & Social Impact at Tata ClassEdge. He was the VP and chief curriculum designer at Tata Interactive Systems earlier. Anil has been with the Tata Group for more than 16 years now and has also headed content and instructional design at Tata Interactive Systems. He is an avid writer and likes to express his views via articles on the current and evolving education landscape.
Access to digital media is one thing, but enabling research skills is something far more complex and difficult to do. So, if traditional pedagogy as practiced in many schools in India encouraged rote learning (which is equivalent to copy-pasting from textbooks, teacher notes and guides to one’s memory), digital copy-pasting for projects is no different. In fact, it is even worse because the act of physical copy-pasting does not involve one’s mental faculties as much as in mental copy-pasting.