Tag Archives: india

Beyond the syllabus

I am studying around 100 words every day on a wonderful website http://www.vocabulary.com. While I was doing this, an obvious idea struck me. Why were we not equipped with a good vocabulary in our school. It is not just vocabulary. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Changing the way we ‘school’ ourselves

In this article, I am not going to be as heretical as Ivan Illich whose book ‘Deschooling Society’ (1971) gives examples of the ineffectual nature of institutionalized education. Illich posited self-directed education, supported by social relations in informal arrangements. What … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment