Singapore-trained teachers lead way in Delhi govt schools

Ninth grade students from Mandawali's Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya No. 2, a government-run school, engage in a group discussion with their science teacher. The use of learning techniques like group discussions is part of a radical shift under way in Del
Ninth grade students from Mandawali's Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya No. 2, a government-run school, engage in a group discussion with their science teacher. The use of learning techniques like group discussions is part of a radical shift under way in Delhi government schools that have conventionally relied on teachers as the fount of all knowledge.ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA

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The students sit in small groups discussing their presentations for the day's lesson on plant cells. An excited murmur builds up among them, competing against the thrumming monsoon rain. They have been asked to share what they have learnt by reading up on their assigned topics.

This kind of a group discussion would seem fairly commonplace in schools today. Not so for students in this government-run school in Delhi's Mandawali neighbourhood; it is only their second encounter with this method of learning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2018, with the headline 'NIE-trained teachers lead way in Delhi govt schools'. Print Edition | Subscribe