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. 

Editorial team

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

Advisors

  • Hridaykant Dewan
  • Sachin Mulay
  • S Giridhar
  • Sudheesh Venkatesh
  • Umashankar Periodi
  • Vinod Abraham

LC Live

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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If you are passionate about primary school education and wish to contribute to the Learning Curve, write to us on <learningcurve@​apu.​edu.​in>.

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