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Students of Professor Steve McCarty won the annual Osaka Jogakuin University Presentation Contest with this 3-minute discussion. Bullying occasionally happens in a group-oriented society as an outlet for frustrations, but the students never excuse it. They give examples of YouTube, sumo wrestling, and mobile phone harassment. They examine the causes of bullying in Japan and propose solutions.
Osaka Jogakuin College first-year students perform a 4-minute dramatic role play they created for the Annual Peace Dialogue Contest. They speak a little Japanese and Korean as well as English and show lively Osaka personalities. They try to overcome historical conflicts between Japan and South Korea that are still problems today.
The world might not look small when we consider the geographical boundaries and political ownerships. However, there has been a peculiar similarity in terms of cultural and linguistic connections. The folk tales, proverbs and even cuisine and clothes have been mutually impacted by each other.
Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan is synonymous with the melodious music of Shehnai. He is the one whom we have seen playing Shehnai from Temples to the most prestigious stages of the world. Awarded all the civilian honours of India and considered a legend in music, Ustad Bismillah Khan's biographical sketch is in Grade 9 English of CBSE.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals present a promising world in 2030, depending on the realisation of the targets. Being in education we see each of the 17 Global Goals as our own aspirations and ambitions to accomplish. With EdChatIND and EklavyaParv, here comes the initiative - Sustainable Development Goals for a Better World - SDG4BW TweetChat.
The world is no more a small world. The challenges are gigantic and there are new demands each day. When it comes to education, hope and apprehensions both interact together. In this reference, we see Open Educational Resources as the hope to grab a common-consoling ground. Audio MOOCs aka PodMOOCs are a real thing where we see an ocean of possibilities.
Technology changes the way we use it. If a teacher is able to make the best of everything available - be it written notes, books, the internet and the EdTech tools, the classroom is bound to move out with excellence. The real success of an EdTech-empowered class is that it transcends the boundaries of time and teachings.
In 2015, while I was at Amity University NOIDA, this idea was sent as a Patent Proposal to our consultants who were managing the Patents for the university. Being a pupil in the EdTech world, I got to learn that software-based patents were not possible. However, this idea has its own value and utility.
English is a language and no language is a difficult thing to learn. We need to practice and participate with an honest heart. In this series of checking our pronunciation, we aim to share some commonly mispronounced words around us. It is possible that you know them correctly. In that case, ensure that pronunciation remains a good thing to hear when it is of English.
Pronunciation is like Driving! Yes, it is. If one drives well, people appreciate and they also feel safe. If there is carelessness or a wrong way of driving- that hurts the image. People start avoiding travelling with the person. Same way, the correct pronunciation of English will make others feel good about your learning.
English is a commodity and this is going to earn you a good reputation as well as return in future. We were told by the legendary Prof. K. K. Kathuria at the Department of English, Kurukshetra. When the Linguistics subject was introduced we were unaware of what Phonetics actually is
The Presentation gives a brief of the basic rules of Punctuation Usage. A Proper Understanding of the Punctuation Marks enables
The way we are teaching and learning English seems an act of revenge taken unintentionally from the 'bringers' of English to India. The way we coin words can be delegated to our own needs and creativity, but the way we teach the standard usage of English, calls for an immediate course correction.
SWOT has been one of the fundamental concepts of management, soft skills, and self-analysis. Those who have transitioned from the old school to the modern world will recall how we used to make this four-box thing with plans. Now the value of this analysis has increased multi-fold. But, as the world has experienced a swift change in its approach towards life, 'THREATS' have become CHALLENGES.
Skill Enhancement is an important part of teaching and learning. We have heard for ages that Learning never stops. The same is applicable for teachers when they feel they will stay in this domain for a lifetime. The moment a teacher stops being a student, the teaching process becomes ineffective. A teacher has to keep professional development alive.
To say less would be enough because we all know who are the ones being mistaken here in education. I am ambitious to be a good teacher and the one who has more of obsession and passion to teach each moment. My fraternity, the one around me, is failing me. They are not teaching anymore. The way they should be on their guards is not there to be seen. They are behaving like deadwood.
Can we put the whole blame on institutions and teachers for the failures of students? Questions can certainly be posed to the ones in authority. However, the role and responsibility are reciprocal. If we give something good to the place, the reflections are certainly good. Still, this view does not liberate the administrators or teachers of their pivotal role in imparting learning.
I shall not suggest a way out to 'prepare well for exams' because the only way out is 'To Prepare'. The more time you spend in subject preparation, the more you read and comprehend is what makes you write well in the examination. I shall suggest something that can help in writing well. Exam fever is not a result of the absence of preparation for the exam.