We are living in an increasingly polarised world, as is borne out by events such as Brexit, the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States or even the political blame games in Indi...
DurgaPrasad is a research scholar working on cognition in education at HBCSE, TIFR-Mumbai. He got into education, chasing his passion, since his graduation from IIT-Kharagpur as an Electrical engineer (2011). He taught in Dharavi, as a Fellow with TeachForIndia for 2 years. Since then, he has also been mentoring students through various community learning initiatives. He is also a flautist, and an artist.
Are you appearing for an exam? If you are—whether it's school exams, the SAT, GMAT or IIT-JEE—this post offers some useful tips. Many times, we might hear children or ourselves say, "I don...
14/10/2016 2:19 PM IST
At parent-teacher meetings (PTMs), the discussion on the child's performance at school eventually boils down to test scores. However, we have often wondered if there is any other way to get a picture...
08/10/2016 11:26 PM IST
Digital technology can have profound effects on how we think and encode and communicate information. Instances like that of Nietzsche, whose writing style changed from arguments to aphorisms, from thoughts to puns, from rhetoric to telegram style because of the introduction of typewriters, show how new gadgets can have an effect on our thinking styles.
28/07/2016 11:32 AM IST
While you should not leave your kids alone with devices for hours at a stretch, neither is it correct to assume that all technology use will "fry their brains". With some involvement and intervention from you, you can use technology as a tool to not only engage your child but also nurture their curiosity and desire to learn. We've done some research for you and zeroed in on a list of 50 technology tools (all tried and tested by us) for your kids to explore this summer.
06/06/2016 8:40 AM IST