Green schools program: an out-of-classroom experience

Dagupta, Sumita (2015) Green schools program: an out-of-classroom experience. Learning Curve (24). pp. 92-97.

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During the past 25 years or so we have seen environment appear in different avatars in India’s education arena, sometimes as a handmaiden of ‘mainstream subjects’, wedged between pages of chemistry or history text books or at other times as a common theme of all extra-curricular activities as taking ‘nature walks’ in local parks to making scrap books on local fauna. But never, until now, was it a part of the formal grading system. Environment ceased to be a sideshow after the country’s apex curriculum setter and the two dominant education boards decided to allocate scores to it in the crucial school leaving examinations. In a scenario where every single mark is viewed as a stepping stone to a future career, there could not have been a more significant move especially when it came loaded with some more interesting conditions. The assessment, as per the current guidelines, will not be based on the conventional ‘study text-bookswrite-examination’ mode. Grades will depend on how active the examinee has been ‘on the ground’.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Dagupta, Sumita
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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