If you’ve seen this meme, you might’ve agreed with it: learning how to file taxes is important (and carries penalties for doing it wrong) whereas most adults don’t use parallelograms.

But let’s dig deeper… “how to do taxes” could mean two things:

[සිංහල පරිවර්තනය සඳහා අවසානයේ ඇති වීඩියෝව නරඹන්න]

On the 30th of January, responding to a question by an aspiring English teacher still unemployed more than a year after completing the Higher National Diploma in English and passing the English Teaching examination, the President asserted that “හොඳටම කතා කරන්න පුළුවන්, ඒක…

Do we need art? Why?

Of course, unless we are Philistines, we enjoy “consuming” works of art — listening to songs, watching plays and movies, admiring a painting or sculpture, reading novels, reciting poetry, etc — but is that the only reason we need art? …

Much of the contemporary narrative of how #covid19 is changing, and will change, higher education is focused on how teaching and assessment will move from physical spaces to virtual spaces.

But it’s not as simple as that — for example, students in fee-levying universities have been asking “why are we…

Rather than a “distraction” from education, the Report of the Special committee on education (Ceylon), published in 1943, considered Free Play to be essential for education:

This is how they identified the role of the parents:

“The good parent is he and especially the good mother is she who, without…

Written by Eric J. de Silva (former Secretary, Ministry of Education) and published in The Island on December 14, 15, 16, 17, 19 and 20 2010, collated here because the original lacks hyperlinks.

C.W.W. Kannangara rode the educational scene of the two decades that preceded our gaining Independence from British rule like a colossus, and the education reforms that were introduced during this period or immediately thereafter are commonly attributed to him whether he was personally responsible for the changes proposed or whether…

Schools 4.0 Lanka

Learning communities for whole-person education towards a more compassionate world

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