Development and Education

How the Craze For Government Jobs in India is Lowering the Quality of Education

Is the craze for government jobs in India hurting the education system? What is the long-term impact of the over-prioritisation of government jobs?

Helping Children Learn From Each Other: Enter, “Heutagogy”

How can we enable students to learn from each other while granting teachers autonomy in their classrooms? Heutagogy may be the answer to better foundational learning.

Breaking the Binary: How University Campuses Can Be Pivotal in the Fight for Gender...

Universities are hotspots of gender diversity- what infrastructural changes do campuses need to adopt to be gender-inclusive?

Beyond Binaries: Developing Gender Inclusive Textbooks for Our Schools

Every now and then, educational posters of an 'Ideal Boy-Good Habits' or an 'Ideal Girl-Good Habits' designed for classrooms go viral on social media. While they may seem harmless at first, a deeper conversation is required on how our education system designs curriculum and learning tools. In this article, we explore how gender inclusive and sensitive our school textbooks are.

Using Data to Improve How Social-Emotional Learning Is Measured

As Sociol-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs move to the spotlight to combat the effects of the pandemic on children, there is growing interest and will among government stakeholders as well as teachers to bring SEL to classrooms in public schools. However, lack of data remains a challenge, which could easily translate insights for designing programs aimed at building SEL competencies among children.

Computer Science Opens Up a World of Possibilities Beyond 0s and 1s

The ‘Learn to Code’ mania risks diminishing the need for Computer Science Education as a subject in Indian schools.

Breaking the Cycle: Why Investing in Primary Education Could Solve India’s Looming Job Crises

How can effective resource allocation towards primary education better learning outcomes and workforce readiness as a whole?

Breaking the Cycle: How Public-Private Partnerships Can Revolutionise Workforce-Ready Education

Public-private partnerships in workforce-ready education could solve India's looming job crisis. How can these partnerships better equip young Indians with the skills needed to join the labour force?

It’s Time to Regulate India’s EdTech Sector

In the last two years, more than 150 million students have entered India’s EdTech sector besides platform users such as teachers and administrators. The role of EdTechs is no longer limited to imparting education through online classes. This calls for a regulatory framework by the government that safeguards the interests of all stakeholders offering and availing the varied educational services.

Teach ‘Em Young: Appreciating Biodiversity Through Our Classrooms

There is a need to develop a language and vocabulary that communicates the essence of the natural world to young students. Citizen science interventions such as Nature Classrooms and Suttha Muttha are encouraging children to go beyond what's in their textbooks to observe, feel, and hear all that is around them.