Learning English while playing a game

Giri, Ramchender (2021) Learning English while playing a game. Learning Curve (10). pp. 58-59. ISSN 2582-1644

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As a member of the Field Institute, Azim Premji Foundation, I visit schools in our districts and interact with teachers regularly. I am sharing my experience in a government higher primary school in Bengaluru, which I had visited many times earlier. The school had been closed due to the pandemic for many months. The children had just returned to classes after a long break and teachers were making all efforts to get them back to ‘learning’. Shortened syllabus, intense teaching coupled with regular tests – all of this seemed clinical and what was probably missing in these efforts was the awareness that for these teenage boys and girls, the loss in learning had to be understood in the context of complex family situations, trying times and poor emotional health. Overall, the environment was sombre, to say the least, and anything that could cheer us all up was very welcome.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Giri, Ramchender
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Elementary education, Play and education, Play -- Indian education, Children’s play, Inclusive education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/2929
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