Learning Curve is a magazine for primary school teachers, teacher educators, school heads, education department functionaries, parents and NGOs working in the field of education.
It is an ISSN- and RNI-assigned magazine in English that is also translated and published in two other languages, Hindi and Kannada, both in print and online.
The Learning Curve began as a newsletter in the early years of the University with the purpose of disseminating information about the ground realities of government schools in India and to share learnings among teacher educators, teachers and experts in the domain. It soon grew from its original, intended purpose to a larger and more comprehensive aim of becoming a definitive voice on primary school education in India, which it is today.
Published tri-annually in April, August and December every year, each issue of the Learning Curve is based on a topical theme or a fundamentally relevant issue in primary school education. It provides a platform for the expression of varied and thought-provoking opinions; presents stories of innovation; and encourages new, informed positions. The approach is a balance between an academic and a practitioner-oriented magazine. The themes are varied and topical: Early Childhood Education (ECE), Inclusive Education (IE), textbooks, Teaching-Learning Materials (TLMs), innovative government initiatives, educational policies, and classroom experiences. We constantly reach out to practitioners to understand their specific needs and challenges and provide them with resources in those.
The magazine is organised into three types of articles. The focus articles are conceptual writings on the chosen theme by experts in the field of primary education. These provide in-depth analysis and suggest policy shifts. The other category of articles includes reflective essays by practitioners, especially those in the non-governmental sector (NGOs), who are supporting educational interventions in various underserved parts of the country, especially to marginalised groups.
Finally, there are experiential pieces by our field members – our teachers and resource persons working with teachers – about their engagements with students in classrooms and outside. These discuss successes, best practices and challenges with concrete, relatable case studies and models.
The editorial team consists of members from the Foundation and the University who have a deep and extensive engagement with various aspects of primary school education.
- Prema Raghunath, Chief Editor
- Shefali Tripathi Mehta, Associate Editor
- Chandrika Muralidhar
- Nimrat Khandpur
- Shobha Lokanathan Kavoori
- Hridaykant Dewan
- Sachin Mulay
- S Giridhar
- Sudheesh Venkatesh
- Umashankar Periodi
- Vinod Abraham
In 2020, the Learning Curve began engaging with teachers on a live, online platform. Authors who write for the magazine, discuss their work with a live audience on every first Wednesday of a month. In this live interaction, readers of the magazine, teachers and practitioners from all over the country have the opportunity to ask experts questions on specific aspects of their work.
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Learning Curve Issue 13
This issue of the Learning Curve tries to answer some hard questions about the present environmental crisis : who can we turn to make the changes required? How can we attempt to restore some of the lost balance? How can we make sure that this…
Learning Curve Issue 12
In the list of new teaching methods that teachers quickly thought of for online classes during the pandemic, the worksheet emerged as a learning aid that is creative, and participative, making children want to use their minds more independently. This issue features articles that showcase…
Learning Curve Issue 11
When the life-altering COVID-19 first struck, teachers and students alike had to re-organise themselves; teachers in their pedagogical methodologies, students in their learning capabilities. Overnight, everyone went digital – smartphones, computers and TV screens became the printed page and everyone learned as they went along.…
Learning Curve Issue 10
The articles in this issue are broadly based on the two aspects of play in learning – the innumerable lessons that are learnt from play – teamwork, strategy, inclusion, respect, sharing, handling fights, settling arguments, addressing bullying, and second, how play can be used as…
Learning Curve Issue 9
A lot of thought has been applied by individuals, teachers and organisations across the country to give the principles of responsible citizenship and shape in the minds of our children. All the articles in this issue show how dedicated have been the attempts to use…
Learning Curve Issue 8
COVID-19 made it clearer than ever that the school does not and cannot be looked at in isolation from society. In this issue, there are articles that show not only teachers supporting children’s learning during the closure, but also how parents overwhelmingly supported teachers to…
Learning Curve Issue 7
This issue proves that children can, and do, learn, provided they get the encouragement, support, respect and dignity that is due to them during the process and after. The response got for the topic was so overwhelming that it led to the creation of a…
Learning Curve Issue 6
Children are, first and foremost, individuals and so it follows that their developmental patterns are influenced by environmental conditions. With even twins differing in their abilities and milestones, it is near impossible to predict at what rate a child will learn. Thus children enter school…
Learning Curve Issue 5
In this issue, we have a wide range of articles from writers who have looked at children with disabilities in a variety of ways- but through the same lens: inclusion. There are articles tracing the history of different organizations which have worked for several years…
Learning Curve Issue 4
It is certainly a platitude to say that learning can happen everywhere and at all times, at the most unexpected places and moments in our lives. However, that said, we also recognise that the school is a very valuable place of learning: formally and systematically…
Learning Curve Issue 3
This issue focusses on Textbooks and their significance in learning, how they are created, the ways they have been used and how they can be improved upon. The articles are based on classroom experience and as such are relevant and universal. Much thought has gone…
Learning Curve Issue 2
Teaching Learning Materials (TLMs) and Aids, which form the focus of this issue of Learning Curve, an indispensable part of a teacher’s bag of tricks, is a generic term that describes any material that supports and buttresses teachers’ efforts in getting a class of diverse…
Learning Curve Issue 1
Education initiatives are part of governments all across the globe, guided by a much-deliberated system of principles influencing decisions that are aimed at achieving pre-determined outcomes, which, in turn, are perceived to be beneficial to a particular country’s goals. Much thought goes on behind creating…