The Kerala school system has been in a flux of sweeping curricular changes for more than a decade. What is the true nature of these changes? Are these changes influenced by the system itself or by outside forces? Have the teachers, headmasters and the general public imbibed the real spirit of curricular changes? Is there a shift in the very purpose of schooling itself? What will be the nature of schooling in the coming decades? Are we going in the right direction?
To raise more questions and search for answers you are requested to have a revisit of the school scenario in terms of the following of components; Curriculum and syllabus, teaching- learning approaches, planning and implementation of lessons, students’ role in learning, student- teacher relationship, assessment practices, technological inputs for learning, importance of co- curricular activities etc. professional development of teachers, parents’ involvement, community participation, local bodies and government initiatives, profile of students and teachers, interest of various stake holders etc. Have a close look at them and discuss and share your findings.