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Next EducationJuly 21, 2017

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“You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.”

– Michelle Obama

What is education?

The process of systematically gaining skills and knowledge through...


Next EducationJuly 7, 2017

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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 scien...


Next EducationJuly 7, 2017

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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 been falling over the years. Therefore, discrimination against the girl child has become a serious social problem in most Indian states.

The ...


Next EducationJune 20, 2017

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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 l...


Next EducationJune 17, 2017
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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 b...


Next EducationJune 9, 2017

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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 p...


Next EducationMay 24, 2017
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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 cl...


Next EducationMay 22, 2017

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“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 parenti...


Next EducationMay 11, 2017

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Let’s rewind our lives and go back to those good old childhood days. Now, while you bask in the nostalgic reverie, just give a thought to whether you liked play-acting as a child? And loved running outdoors for all sorts of games? Did you not crave for your parents’ attention or throw tantrums and behave in an unruly manner at times?

 

If you have answered these questions affirmatively, then you must have certainly got a glimpse of how your pr...


Next EducationMay 4, 2017
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Cut-throat competition, homework pressure, assessment stress!! All this breeds fear in children, and learning comes to be perceived as enforced. Finland is one country which has managed to tackle and eliminate the problems faced by students by designing a student-centric education system with trained and qualified professionals. In Finland, they believe that education begins at home, and hence, parents of newborns are given three books– one for each parent and one...