A lot has been written and said about gurus on the occasion of Guru Purnima* day. From teaching-learning perspective in higher education, what would a guru like the shishya to be? Three blessings from guru would make a student what it would take them to be and also improve the teaching-learning in higher education.
Weariness is the biggest danger deterring learning of students. There is a lot we can learn to overcome this ‘hurdle in learning’ through our experience as a teacher and, of course, Kolb’s description of learning style.
Faculty must learn to differentiate course syllabus into Vital, Essential, and Desirable (VED) for maximizing gains out of their time-bound teaching engagement.
Informal learning is quite often neglected; however, it can play a crucial role in strengthening formal learning.