While Mukesh Ambani becomes the sixth richest person in the world, a Dalit farmer-couple in Madhya Pradesh consumes pesticide and commits suicide. The India of the skyscraper and the slum below have become more distant amid the pandemic than ever before.
At a time when education is entirely halted for a majority of school students and a push for online education amid a lack of infrastructure asserts itself, Kerala is witnessing a historic mass movement for democratising virtual learning.
Innovative Pedagogy must be at the heart of education. How can this be made possible in the most adverse of situations that often characterize schools in India with little infrastructural support? Amidst these circumstances can a child-centric pedagogy really be designed and implemented to suit our own specific socio-cultural needs?
Philip Simmons’s book is a gift to all his readers who will draw many messages of life and death from his wonderful work. This inspirational book draws on everyday dilemmas and suggest alternative ways to look at lives problems in adversity.
Individuals have different potentials and standardized markers cannot determine their talents. We need a system of education that acknowledges and builds on the diverse ways in which individuals are gifted.