Articles by Merlia Shaukath

Merlia Shaukath is the Founder and CEO of Madhi Foundation, a non-profit working in the education sector.

When one looks at the lessons learnt about learning itself during the lockdown, there is one thing that is abundantly clear – our education system was simply not equipped for it. We were so habituated to telling children 'what to think' that the demand that online teaching placed on teachers – to assist children with 'how to think' – threw the entire system off gear, leading to weeks of flux and confounding chaos. Be it familiarity with technology or the concept of heutagogy, everything was being tested out for the first time, and true to the Indian spirit of surviving…

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