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Dr Anantha K Duraiappah

Dr Anantha K Duraiappah

Director, UNESCO-MGIEPduraiappah@ihdp.unu.edu
The writer is the Director of UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

By Dr Anantha K Duraiappah

How teacher training needs to evolve in the 21st century

A teacher in the 21st century has to inspire the learner to think in a way that benefits humanity. It is not about teaching to pass exams but teaching kids to become better humans.

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Why learner's agency and capabilities are vital for equitable education

Equitable education should provide students with the freedom or agency to achieve the learning outcomes they value taking into account the students’ initial conditions..

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How inclusive education can help the Unseen Seen become the Seen

Learning differences are not visible to the eye. The children with learning disabilities are therefore the ‘Unseen Seen’.

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Why our schools need more focus on quality education than rote learning

Majority of schools in the education system offer rote learning in large classes following one curriculum and with learners assessed in centralised examinations.

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Government's New Education Policy will transform India

It uses a fruitful combination of online portals supported by on-site focus discussions.

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