Tag: Education in Times of COVID
“My son started reading small words only because of these paintings on the wall—he learned them unconsciously as a part of the play...
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.
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.
The lack of timely reforms has enabled the EdTech sector to flourish, but at the cost of its stakeholders—lakhs of teachers, students and parents, and schools.
It has been a little over two years since the first lockdown was announced in India aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic....
India needs to develop a contextualised framework for Social and Emotional Learning to address the pandemic's mental impacts on students and caregivers.
“During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there was complete uncertainty about colleges reopening and the kind of future I would have,” recalls Dhanashree Madigalekar, a...
Given only two non-working days to reopen, public schools in New Delhi are struggling to resume offline classes that meet health and safety requirements.
Akanksha Foundation's insights on the teachers in Maharashtra who received technological support—and those who didn't—may help reform ECE as schools reopen.