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Why Grade-wise Learning Outcome Documents May Not Be So Useful Any Longer – Education Article

I have noticed that there is a strong sense especially among administrators that grade-wise Learning Outcome statements are important and useful in helping improve learning levels. Some states have also mandated painting them inside classrooms. Examples of such Learning Outcomes statements are: By Grade 1 learner: names familiar objects seen in the pictures recites poems/rhymes with actions recites number names and counts objects up to 20, concretely, pictorially and symbolically counts objects using numbers 1 to 9 By Grade 3 learner: recites…

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Why do Indian students struggle on tests like PISA? – Education Article

This article is a part of a series about India’s participation in PISA and explores if the same can be used to improve the quality of education in our country. India has decided to participate in PISA in 2021. A small group of scientifically selected students from Chandigarh, the Kendriya Vidyalayas and the Navodaya Vidyalayas will write the test that year. In this article, we use data and insights from other assessments to analyse why Indian students do not, in…

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In conversation with Alka Murthy- Principal, Zydus School, Ahmedabad – Education Article

Ma’am tell us about your journey in education; from being a teacher to a principal of one of the most renowned schools of Gujarat! (chuckles) First of all, let me tell you getting in the field of education was an accident for me. Actually, I had gone to a school to get the form for my neighbour’s child. That day, in 1988, counsel (had) instituted computer science for the first time. So, while I was filling the form and the…

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Detecting and Nurturing Giftedness – The Challenges and Opportunities – Education Article

What is Giftedness? Every child is unique as most parents would readily testify. Yet, there are individuals who stand out for their singular accomplishments. What sets apart a poet like Rabindranath Tagore, a researcher and institution builder like Vikram Sarabhai or a successful CEO like Mark Zuckerberg? Is it merely the 10,000 hour rule of deliberate practice, favourable socio-economic circumstances or old-fashioned good luck… or is there something more to the mix? Research on giftedness and talent strongly suggests that…

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ASSET: Dubai’s Gifted Students Unlock Their Potential – Education Article

When a 9th-grade student,  Avantika Saaish from Gems Modern Academy signed up for forensic science course she expected it to be a “mix of playing detective and learning science.” Little did she expect that at the end of her winter break she would start questioning every information presented before her. “We were taught that our tongue senses some flavours such as sweetness, bitterness, saltiness etc. better at certain parts. None of us questioned this fact, even though we all knew…

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Alumni Interview- ASSET Talent Search – Education Article

A lot of parents asks us, Why ASSET Talent Search or What after ASSET Talent Search? Technically, its a key to the realm of opportunities that awaits for gifted students. So, we thought why not to ask those who have appeared for ATS and know where they are. We interviewed an ATS Alumni who appeared for ATS in 2012, and this is how she has carved her own career path. Aarthi Suraj, GEMS Our Own English High School student, Dubai…

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ASSET SUMMER ROUND – 2018 TOPPERS LIST – Education Article

The much-awaited ASSET Summer round  2018 Toppers list is out. Congratulations to the 168 students for making it to the Toppers’ List. Around two lakh students took the test, and it’s important to acknowledge those who outsmarted their peers. It’s not a piece of cake to outshine in ASSET. It’s a test of conceptual and skill-based understanding. Not a single question has been repeated in the ASSET test since the last 17 years, and that makes the test tougher to…

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