Learning Methods

Movies as a teaching aid

Most children (and adults) love movies. Movies can make us laugh, cry, jump up and dream. Movies bring many elements including story telling, characters, emotions, visualiztion, sound and others together. Movies are a subjective expression of the writers, actors, camera-persons, technicians and directors. Often, there are layers in the expression of each of these players. […]


Power of AND

When we talk about improving the education system, we often encounter extreme positions. “Let’s get rid of exams” says one reformer, “Let’s not have sections” says the other. While these ideas work in pockets, they can’t be scaled. Also, they miss some of the intrinsic strengths in the current education system. Indian education system lays […]


Understanding Constructionism

Seymour Papert defined a concept he called Constructionism [1], [2] in his proposal [3] to the National Science Foundation. This concept can be a very powerful learning model to rethink how kids learn. The word constructionism is a mnemonic for two aspects of the theory of science education underlying this project. From constructivist theories of […]