19 July 2010

Popmusic and pedogogy

As a teacher, I had always liked to use innovative methods (my own or those used by other colleagues in the global village). I remember how my students enjoyed learning English whenever I used good soft rock songs from the ‘60s. I used them to teach vocabulary as well as to assess their comprehension levels. My students found them comfortable (or I explained to them about the utility value of soft low frequency music).

Recently, I had the opportunity of recollecting a few of the LPs and Singles that I liked most, so as to contribute to My five, a weekly column in a local newspaper. 

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Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.