READtalks Concept Note

READtalks serves as a discussion platform to share ideas, solutions and spark conversations around early grade reading. Currently, there is a dearth of opportunities to showcase and share impactful solutions, experiences and ideas around EGR both within and outside of the early reading ecosystem. Through these talks, READ Alliance encourages organisations and people to talk about their innovations, perspectives and solutions to enrich the early reading landscape.

Developing New Paradigms of Reading

A major aim of the READ Alliance research program needs to be the re-thinking and re-defining reading, learning, literacy and education. This is in order to develop new understanding of the act
and culture of reading itself, which needs to change as the world in which it exists is changing.Changing formats of information transfer, new devices and forms of text/information that one has to interact with, new formats of representing text (such as information graphics). All of these
indicate that reading cannot be seen as just being able to read a book. This is a corollary of the same logic that defines reading as different (not separate) from literacy or education.


Annual Status of Education Report, ASER 2016: Government Schools Fares Well

NEW DELHI:  The government schools fares well in performance than that of private schools, according to the Annual Status of Education Report, ASER 2016 which was released in New Delhi on January 18 after a break of one year in 2015 by ASER volunteers. ASER is the largest annual household survey in rural India that focuses on the status of

Reading Mela concludes with success ceremonies

New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) Delhi governments initiative Reading Melas aimed to improve the learning and reading skills of students concluded today with “success” ceremonies being organised at several parks, government schools and other community spaces.

Thousands of children, accompanied by their parents, joined the celebration along with School Management Committee (SMC) members.

Over 1000 Reading Melas were held over the last four months on every Sunday under this campaign. It was organised by SMC members in association with Delhis government schools.

Centre amends RTE rules: States must now map learning outcomes

THE HRD Ministry has amended the rules under the Right to Education (RTE) Act to make it compulsory for all state governments to codify expected levels of learning which students in Classes I to VIII should achieve in different subjects.

A common practice globally, this is the first time that learning indicators will be used in India to assess children. Learning outcomes are assessment standards which help teachers to understand the learning levels of students in their respective classes, individually as well as collectively.

How virtual reality can be the future of education?

Teaching and learning have gone beyond the norms of reading from a book and understanding. With the rapid development of technology, students are able to better visualise and understand concepts at a much profound level.

For example, technologies such as virtual reality allows students to experience the pyramids of Egypt through virtual reality headsets, from their classrooms. We have gone beyond the era of using real-world examples to help students and/or trainees connect to the theory of lessons in text books. Virtual reality, augmented reality and their variations represent computer interface techniques that take into account the three-dimensional space.