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Teaching children to think

While thinking, in a deep sense, should be pivotal to education, our schools still prioritise rote or mechanistic learning. Though most Indian Boards now include HOTS or questions that require “higher-order thinking” wherein students have to analyse,..

Teaching

Think like a musician

Last month, I delineated the skills and dispositions that children acquire when they engage in the visual arts. In this, the second of a four-part series on creative pursuits, I discuss the benefits of music on developing minds. Before diving…

Teaching

The art of raising questions

In the conventional mode of education, still prevalent in our digital age, teachers elucidate a concept and then pose questions to students. Pupils are expected to answer queries after listening to the teacher’s explanation. At times, teachers stop f…  

Teaching

Why noisy classrooms are good

Is this a fish market?” teachers yell as they enter classrooms filled with animated chatter. Though teachers may frown upon students chit-chatting during a free period, students talking to each other is an essential feature of language development. La…