Creating better learning environments – through systems design and magic!

Majumdar, Saumil (2013) Creating better learning environments – through systems design and magic! Learning Curve (21). pp. 30-33.

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Over the last four years, I have heard various educationists, school leaders, teachers and policy makers talk - at various Education conferences and in the media - about the enormous challenges in school education. Over time, I found a few recurring themes: 1. Focus on learning, not teaching. 2. Create the joy of learning – and children will learn for life. The biggest challenge seems to be around creating better learning environments where children are fully engaged and where children develop a love for learning. As an engineer, when confronted with a problem, one tends to focus on design - whether it involves making new things or tinkering with existing stuff. Try something new to make a change. Mr. Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Are most of our school leaders in a state of temporary insanity? Doing the same thing and expecting different results?

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Majumdar, Saumil
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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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