Premji Supporting Non-Traditional Lessons

February 20, 2011 at 7:12 PM Leave a comment

The New York Times profiles the education methods being put at work at schools supported by Indian billionaire Azim Premji and his news-making grants of last year. The students forgo rote memorization for stories, oral presentations, and independent projects–not the usual fare:

[The activities] might seem commonplace in American or European schools. But such activities are revolutionary in India, where public school students have long been drilled on memorizing facts and regurgitating them in stressful year-end exams that many children fail.

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