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Designing the Future: A blueprint for customised curricula in schools

Education must evolve with the world's rapid pace. Customized curricula rooted in three pillars hold the key to preparing children for the future.

The one-size-fits-all approach to education is no longer sufficient. Every student is unique, and their learning journey should reflect that individuality. (HT file)
Published on Oct 14, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Why do kids get attached to the digital world?

Not just kids, most humans who have access are in some way addicted to technology, whether it is to consume content, create the same or interact with others.

Technology is exposing children and offering them with a chance of experiencing things they might not be able to see, feel, hear or touch in the real world.(AFP/file)
Published on Jul 16, 2019 04:37 PM IST
ByLina Ashar

Save the planet: 8 things schools can do to create environment warriors

Involving schoolchildren in environment friendly activities will help them grow into aware citizens of the planet who can also make a difference to their communities

Schools can have a programmes to adopt one plant in school and one at home and take pledge to provide complete care to it with the help of a gardener or parents and others.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 20, 2017 12:17 PM IST
ByLina Ashar

Children’s Day: Start them young, gender sensitise them at school and home

With changing times it is important to tackle issues such as gender sensitivity at a young age and a large part of the responsibility rests on the shoulders of parents and schools.

Research suggests that from an early age children’s understanding of gender is influenced by their experiences with their family, culture and lifestyle, as well as by the broader community, child care environments and the media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 14, 2017 05:07 PM IST
ByLina Ashar

With safety, schools have to take care of a child’s emotional and mental health too

Schools need to work towards creating a cohesive and safe environment where the child feels completely secure - physically, mentally and emotionally

Every child should be allowed to question and express himself or herself in a non threatening environment.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 30, 2017 06:16 PM IST
ByLina Ashar

Couch potato no more: How to help teens make the best use of technology

The onslaught of technological revolution has spared no one and the lot that’s been affected the worst seems to be teenagers, with their desperation to stay connected and their fear of missing out only making matters worse.

With a little discretion, technology can prove to be an extremely useful tool for teenagers.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 10, 2016 05:39 PM IST
IANS | ByLina Ashar

It?s admission, not child?s play

Barring interviews for preschool kids is a step in the right direction: children shouldn?t be made to feel that they have to ?perform?, writes Lina Ashar.

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Published on May 14, 2006 12:16 AM IST
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