Development Matters: A New Approach to Education in India Sun, 2010-08-01 03:00

The switch from rote learning to activity-based education in Tamil Nadu, India, has been rapid and successful. M.P. Vijayakumar – a pioneer of the child-centric scheme – tells Development Matters how a pilot project for 13 schools has now been adopted by 39,000 schools. The approach is being used to teach five million primary schoolchildren in the state, is gaining supporters elsewhere in India and is attracting attention from abroad, including from China. Professor Angela Little, of the Institute of Education, is also asked in this latest podcast about her experiences observing Activity-Based Learning (ABL) in the classroom.