Lazybones vs easy kill

March 6, 2018 05:07 AM

When I finished high school in the early 1990s, I looked up to an older cousin as one possible role model. He had an “intermediate” degree and proudly taught at a primary school. Two decades later, when his son dropped out of college and went abroad to make money, along with many of his peers, I found it shocking that the new generation didn’t pursue more education than ours.

International illusions

November 29, 2017 01:30 AM

One can only hope that Nepali scholars and policymakers will come back to their senses and start informing the public that English-only instruction is dangerous.

Translingual benefits

October 24, 2017 01:30 AM

Scholarship based on classroom observations has consistently shown that teachers of content subjects, in general, cannot teach in English effectively.

English dreams

October 11, 2017 01:30 AM

For every child who may enter a profession where English is needed, there are a hundred others who perform poorly in math and science because of their poor English.

Internationalizing education

August 17, 2017 00:30 AM

Based on the number of regular and one-off discussions, including organized training initiatives, that I’ve joined or led, I’ve found online collaborations incredibly productive

A higher calling

July 10, 2017 00:35 AM

Teachers are in the business of creating new ideas. They must develop ideas that the system can adopt

Adapt and learn

June 14, 2017 01:30 AM

Even when we know how we are supposed to behave in a new system, we don’t realize we are resisting or not making the shift

Purposeful learning

May 6, 2017 00:35 AM

Intellectual and professional purposes are the horses that we must put in front of the cart of higher education

Semester misalignments

April 19, 2017 00:35 AM

There is still no teaching-to-assessment alignment. The attempt to introduce new forms of assessment may have added new misalignments

Perceived smart

March 18, 2017 00:35 AM

The individuals who view themselves as smart and hard-working also seem to be perceived by others as smart and hard-working

Marks for life

January 4, 2017 00:35 AM

As the semester system increases the weight of internal assessment, private colleges  can choose to abuse their new-found powers or to greatly improve higher education

Cheerleaders for education

December 12, 2016 00:35 AM

The TU leadership must quickly implement training programs for faculties, create academic support beyond class for students and take up advocacy

Beyond classrooms

November 26, 2016 00:35 AM

The question educators should be asking is not whether the cause of justice is within our professional domain but how we ensure that it is

Myths about English

November 16, 2016 00:35 AM

If language learning is a greater objective than learning math and science, we wouldn’t need schools and colleges. Language institutes would suffice

Gentle, semester-ward

October 18, 2016 00:35 AM

Changing from the annual to the semester system will improve education to the extent that we improve practice and culture of teaching and learning

Logic of writing

July 2, 2016 00:20 AM

It is not necessary to “dumb down” specialized ideas when writing for “general” public, which, by the way, doesn’t exist

On “good writers”

June 7, 2016 19:56 PM

The belief that you need to be a "good writer" to write effectively is a myth that has insalubrious consequences