Category Archives: Student Development

Physical exercise may help kids study better, say researchers

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY makes Jack a dull boy, goes an old adage. It may, after all, be true, says a group of researchers at the Vrije Universiteit University Medical Centre in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The researchers, led by Dr. Amika Singh, conducted a study to find out whether there is any link between… Read More »

Self-learning makes independent individuals

Self-learning without any external aide makes a student an independent thinker. Most importantly, it gives the student the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them. Therefore, when a child learns independently and cracks a difficult problem, it is a reward in itself. Students retain knowledge better when they learn on their own, as then… Read More »

Getting children used to self-learning

Getting empowered is the new mantra and the only way to make school children future-ready. At this tender age, it is important for them to explore the world around. This is where the importance of self-learning comes into play. To promote and popularize the importance of self-learning, several self-learning centers have sprung up across the… Read More »

The impact of technology on children’s curiosity

A child’s curiosity can be described as a combination of complex thoughts and an intense desire to know more about anything and everything unknown. Today, when children are taught to learn through technologies, colorful and pictorial content makes them understand better, which, in turn, leads to an increase in their level of curiosity. Studies have… Read More »

Fun-filled education with interesting mobile apps

Digital education has significantly revolutionized the learning process, enabling students to study with full interest. With the help of a wide range of mobile and digital apps, students can steep their learning curve beyond the school as well. The following are some cool and much sought-after apps, which are even vetted by parents: Dictionary The… Read More »

What all you need to know about conceptual learning

Conceptual learning, also known as concept learning, refers to a learning method through which, students are trained to classify and organize information according to their mental logical structures. This method puts equal emphasis on the construction and acquisition of knowledge. The construction of knowledge enables a student to depend on what is familiar to him/her… Read More »

How to find your child’s development in terms of executive skills

By Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra You can follow a plethora of ways to assess if your child’s development in terms of executive skills is as per his/her age. Does your child meet general expectations? The first way is to know whether your child is meeting general expectations at the school. Many children not only excel in… Read More »

Role of education in economic development

In today’s knowledge-based era of economic development, education—which is the fountainhead of knowledge—has gained an added importance. In fact, education works as a driving force in the development process of a country and is responsible for much-sought-after intellectual capital and technological boosts, which make the economy more strong and help in developing human capital with… Read More »

Shifting focus from schooling to learning

India boasts of its education system and it has created necessary infrastructure, such as constructing buildings, hiring teachers, and so on, to support the system. With a reasonably sound system in place, educators feel that it is now time to bring a shift in focus from the system to learning. How can this shift be… Read More »