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Next EducationJuly 27, 2017


A number of scientists and thinkers can lay claim to having enhanced the field of chemistry over the years, as it has continued to develop. However, two names that stand out prominently and may be considered as the prime contenders for the title of Father of Chemistry are those of Antoine Lavoisier and Robert Boyle. Their contributions to chemistry as a science are perhaps far more significant than any other single person in the history of mankind.

Next EducationJuly 27, 2017


Among the many thinkers who have contributed to the field of biology, Aristotle is widely considered as the Father of Biology. On the other hand Charles Darwin is considered the Father of Modern Biology. Whereas Aristotle laid down the foundation based on which the science developed, Charles Darwin put forward theories which led to the development of biology as we know it today.


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Next EducationJuly 21, 2017


“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
― Oscar Wilde

What is education?

The process of systematically gaining skills and knowledge through instructions and study is generally referred to as education. Those who gain or receive education are called students and those who provide instructions are called teachers.

Primary, secondary and higher secondary classes form part of school education. …

Next EducationJuly 7, 2017


Some of the most important discoveries till date in the field of physics, such as fire and the wheel, were made by the common man. Therefore, it can be said that the whole of mankind has made a combined effort to develop physics as a science. No individual can be given the title of Father of Physics as such.

However, we can consider those scientists who have made major contributions single-handedly, which have not been matched by anyone else. Among such scientists, Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac …

Next EducationJuly 7, 2017


A preference for the male child is promoted by the cultural, economic and social thinking in India. Even indulging in illegal activities and breaking the law is an acceptable practice among Indian families to fulfil that desire for a male child. As a result, the sex ratio, i.e., the number of females per 1000 males, has fallen over the years. Therefore, discrimination against the girl child has become a serious social problem in most Indian states.

The discrimination against girls begins in t…

Next EducationJune 20, 2017


Computational thinking (CT) is an approach to problem solving. It involves the breaking down of a problem into smaller chunks, working on them individually and finally bringing them together to provide a solution to the problem at hand. Though often confused with computer science, CT differs in being a way of thinking rather than necessarily involving the use of computers to study computation and its application. CT need not always involve the use of a programming language, whereas a computer sc…

Next EducationJune 17, 2017


In today’s fast changing world children get to spend very little time outdoors, which changes their childhood dramatically. The long-term consequences of the lack of exposure to the natural environment can be negative. Children who don’t experience outdoor learning may be less cooperative, less flexible in their attitudes, and have lower self-awareness than those who do. Emotionally, they are likely to be more aggressive and less happy. Some could even develop behavioural problems, such as a…

Next EducationJune 9, 2017


According to a 2016 World Bank Group and UNICEF report, ‘Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children,’ 30% of almost 385 million children living under extreme poverty, live in India. With so many children faced with the threat of a bleak future, it seems reason enough that all stakeholders associated with pre-primary education in India unite with Deborah Phillips’s line of thought: that though a high-quality pre-kindergarten programme does not completely protect such children from the ill ef…

Next EducationMay 24, 2017


When we entered the new millennium over a decade ago, our obsession with big data began. Individuals and companies, alike, came to realise the importance of collecting, maintaining and analysing data sets. From waking up in the morning and analysing sleeping patterns to weather forecasts, big data analytics have pervaded all aspects of our mundane and not-so-mundane life. The education sector, too, has adopted it enthusiastically. Even before a teacher enters the classroom, their performance in …

Next EducationMay 22, 2017


“Mother hovers over me like a helicopter,” complains a teen in Dr. Haim Ginott’s best-selling book, Between Parent & Teenager. In this sentence lies the origin of the metaphor of the parent as a helicopter; a manner of parenting where the parent hovers over the child’s life like a helicopter, overseeing, and at times controlling or intruding in their life. Increased perception of child endangerment is often cited as the cause of helicopter parenting. Lenore Skenazy, an America…