The importance of listening to children

Lakhtakia, Sukriti (2023) The importance of listening to children. Learning Curve (15). pp. 53-57. ISSN 2582-1644

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For any instructor at a primary school, a chirping chorus of ‘Ma’am! Ma’am! Ma’am!’ is an everyday affair. In my personal experience, children buzz and hop about all around you until you lend them your ear and listen to what they have to say. The message to be conveyed is usually not at all as urgent as it sounds, and it may be as simple as asking ‘मैम, क्या मैं पानी पी लूँ?’ (Ma’am, may I drink water?) or ‘मैम, क्या मैं toilet चली जाऊँ?’ (Ma’am, may I go to the toilet?) or sharing with excitement, ‘मैम, आज मैं लंच में पोहा लाई हूँ! (Ma’am, I’ve brought poha for lunch today!). But it comes with such urgency that one might think that the child has an ultimate secret to share!

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Lakhtakia, Sukriti
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Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
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