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Rote-learning crisis in India

– By Sameer Sampat, CEO ISLI


That is the sound of Rahul’s teacher, Sapna Ma’am, hitting him over the knuckles when he failed to include the abbreviation of a tangent in its definition as it is stated in the textbook. 779 more words


Chris Hedges, On Contact | The failing education system, with Nikhil Goya (Video)

Chris Hedges discusses how to salvage the American education system with Nikhil Goyal, author of Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice. 61 more words


The Demonisation of Memorisation

Not a week goes by in Ireland without someone in the media telling us that the Leaving Cert is ‘not fit for purpose’. Everyone from property consultants, architects, educationists, journalists and STEM people of every hue condemn it as a mere exercise in what they call ‘rote learning’. 1,119 more words


Book Reflections - The Second Arab Awakening by Marwan Muasher

Pluralism can best be defined as the fundamental commitment to political diversity at all times. It means that no party has a monopoly on the truth and no party can impose its views on the rest of society.

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Book Review

What is the Myanmar Extensive Reading Programme?

The Myanmar Extensive Reading Programme (MERP) is designed to provide Myanmar learners of English with a simple and enjoyable way to increase their fluency in English. 60 more words

English Learning

College Life

To avoid offending too many people, let me start off with a clarification. Whatever generalisations I make are exactly that: generalisations. They apply on the collective, and not to anyone specifically. 1,131 more words