we used to say that learn from elders.
now i believe that we learn from the kids.
well....i do learn a lot from my son Ashwin ,just 8 years old!!!
Gone are the days of writing a letter.
now it is all instant,emails.
next- virtual ???
and after that ????
the VAT family
wonderful world isnt it !!!!!
Ya ... the new look of the today's pedagogy does not surprise me. For example, years ago, when the Communist came to power in Kerala, they wanted to replace ‘Amma’ with ‘Arrival’ (the Sickle - which is the symbol in line with their ‘Hammer and the Sickle’ ideology!) in the Malayalam Text books. After a huge cry from various sections of the society, that move was rippled.
Thank God, this time, it is all about technology. But the point here is that, all these symbols are transient . The idea of such a chart is to have ‘concrete’ images of objects we can relate for life. Even in a semi-conscious state, a man should be able to utter the symbols to which his mind has attached the alphabets.
Can you take this debate to your students and find out a vote on the ' transient chart ' and a 'permanent chart' ?
the other day, i heard a child calling his father "da",i felt bit awkard..but it seems that it is the short word for "daddy"...what next after "da"?????glad that my son at least calls me "vij".....hope not "witch" ha!ha!ha!
cant blame him,he calls even the principal by name while i call her madam....
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