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Is She the Fairy Godmother Children Have Been Looking For?

The Hindu, India's National Newspaper (Chennai, India) , May 22, 2005

Summary:

"Today's education is aimed at academic excellence and not at making children round personalities.The aim is to revive the old concept of storytelling to make schooling and learning an enjoyable experience," says Geetha Ramanujam of Kathalaya Trust, based in Banglore, with all her 25 years of experience in the field of education as teacher, librarian, principal and coordinator.

Geetha Ramanujam, who was in the city to conduct a workshop on `capacity building' for teachers of Mahatma Montessori School, shares her views on the present day education system and the importance of storytelling in bridging the gap between reality and the classroom with S.S. Kavitha.

"Our training is aimed at tapping the creative potential of the teachers, at making them more expressive and efficient in teaching the subject. Teachers are encouraged to be more creative and innovative in involving the pupils in the whole process of learning," she said.

Subjects Covered: education


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