Learning is something that takes place not only between a learner and a teacher but in an ecosystem where many elements are aligned. Within the complexities of educational ecosystems, teachers are the key to creating quality educational experiences for children. To introduce equity and change in quality, teachers need to develop flexible processes, providing autonomy to each learner to create the desire for learning in each one.
In the move towards quality, the teacher plays a facilitating role, supporting, encouraging and working for the active participation of learners. The teacher makes efforts to bring about multiple and divergent exposures for the children and does a continuous appraisal, creating new learning situations as required.
Achieving quality comes through practice and teachers need to prepare themselves for it. Fortunately, there is a lot to learn from the available experiments and methods developed by innovative teachers and the writings of educational researchers and philosophers. Through this website, readers will get access to opportunities for communication and interaction with experienced teachers and experts with links to resource materials they can adapt to their own needs.
At samata.shiksha we will publish stories in keeping with the five widely accepted guiding principles for curriculum development:
|1. Connecting curricular knowledge to real life situations outside the school|
|2. Ensuring that learning shifts away from rote methods to critical understanding|
|3. Enriching the curriculum so that it goes beyond textbooks|
|4. Making examinations more flexible and integrating assessment with classroom life|
|5. Nurturing an overriding identity informed by concerns for society|