Innovative Teaching To The Fore

The one week-long DPS Principal’s Conference held in Gandhinagar ended on November 28th 2008 and one aspect of the discussion that found favour with everyone was regarding the use of innovative and futuristic teaching methods in order to make the learning process more engaging and sustainable. The conference saw 32 DPS principals participate and communicate their individual experiences. Nearly every educationist in attendance agreed that more sincere efforts were needed to teach young minds through making education/learning more realistic by using the tools of observation and self-exploration.  

The conference was also attended by some management gurus like IIM-A professor, Anil Gupta. Mr. Gupta went on to present his definition of a good teacher. According to him, the best teachers were those who interacted with the maximum number of children outside the classroom. The chief guest was Dr. Sasi Misra, Professor, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI). He was of the opinion that education in India was overpriced and the pricing of educational services ought to be in compliance with values imparted to a child.