Early Introduction of English in State-Funded Schools
- Written by Dr A.L Khanna
Despite bitter experiences of introducing English in standard-I in state-funded schools in some of the states of India (e.g. Punjab and Bihar a few years ago) English continues to be introduced in standard-I. At present roughly fifty per cent of the states and union territories of India (Andaman Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Sikkim, Pondicherry and Manipur) have introduced. English as a subject in classes-I and II, and the remaining in classes 3 – 5.
Learning Styles and Classroom Activities
- Written by L.R.Vartak
What are learning styles?
Every individual is unique and hence the way she/he approaches learning is unique. Individuals have preferences regarding the way in which they would like to learn. These are determined by the learning style of the individual. Learning styles are the ways, tendencies, preferences and conditions under which the individual learns best.
This approach to learning emphasizes the fact that individuals perceive and process information in different ways. The learning styles theory implies that how much individuals learn has more to do with whether the educational experience is geared toward their particular style of learning than whether or not they are “smart.” In fact, educators should not ask “Is this student smart?” but rather “How is this student smart?”
Grammar and Vocabulary Made More Effective Through E-Learning (A Practitioner’s Viewpoint)
- Written by Gitanjali Chawla
In this paper, an attempt is made to demonstrate how the teaching-learning process can become more effective and viable with the use of new technologies. While creating e-content it is important to move away from the oft beaten path and address issues relating to grammar and vocabulary building through a methodology that will be innovative and effective. It is challenging to develop content that will engage a student who has the option of rejecting it by simply shutting down the computer.