Podcast

We talk about problems, policies, and politics.

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25 August • 42:04

Hosted by MEENUKA MATHEW

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4 September • 33:05

Hosted by SREYA SARKAR

#1 National Education Policy 2020 and Theory of Change

After 34 years, India gets a new policy that will impact millions of learners. National Education Policy 2020 introduces Education as a fundamental for achieving full human potential, developing an equitable and just society, and promoting national development.

 

There are many theories grounded in diverse disciplines and worldviews that have relevance to the world of policy change. Is Theory of Change reflected in the formulation of National Education Policy 2020? Dr Milindo Chakrabarti explains how critical Theory of Change is in formulating public policy.

#2 National Education Policy 2020 and  its Impact on the Teachers

The National Education Policy 2020 wants to make teachers and their condition the center of its sweeping changes. While the new policy intends to integrate the Indian education system with global patterns and do away with “rote-learning”, a big question looming on us is how the teachers who are themselves brought up in a rote learning system, will adapt to this holistic approach to education?

 

Ms. Meeta Sengupta addresses this vital question alongside topics like Teacher Ability Tests, contract teachers, and the proposed modular form board examinations.