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Require info regarding tamil school

Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:52 pm by Positivevibe

I just moved from Chennai, I am looking for admission for my 6 year old kid.
After my extensive search, understand that I can place my kid only in international school, as both of us are holding only professional visa.

Can someone suggest me, if there is any private or tamil school which will admit foreign national?

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Private Tuition

Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:59 am by VJeyaa

Do you send your kids to private tuition after school or do you teach them yourselves? What are the pros and cons of sending kids to private tuition after school? Is it an unnecessary burden for the kids or is it seen as much needed assistance for the kids in terms of education?

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Want yr children’s get straight AAA’s in exam?

Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:10 am by nimmi

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2.What is "Input Learning™"?
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NOW EVERYONE CAN STUDY

Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:30 pm by maskki

Dear All ;

Are you

1. Working in a private sector

2. No increment or cannot move to higher position because no paper qualifications

3. Having less than 3 credits in your SPM / MCE examination

4. Above 21 years of age

5. interested to continue your studies

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Please browse our website www.riverbankacademy.com.my , you can find the solutions to your questions. …

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INDIAN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - VOCATIONAL SKILLS CAREER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM BY OUM

Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:34 pm by maskki

Dear All ;

Hi , I'm Mahendran from RIVERBANK ACADEMY SDN BHD.

As you know we have established ourselves as centre for SKILLS LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT (SKILD) and it is located in Kajang. We are now embarking ourselves to be a full competency based education service provider. One of our latest project is with PKSM as training provider for their Empowerment program in Bentong.

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Tamil School

Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:36 pm by VJeyaa

Lets discuss about the pros and cons about Tamil eductaion. Would you send your kids to the Tamil school and why you would or wouldnt?

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Mastering the Law of Attraction < Must not miss this>>

Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:28 pm by gowri

Vanakam nanbargaley,


Something which will benefit for our community . I have attended the first session and I find it useful and practical. It's all about our life ..our thoughts ..

I am sharing with you all ...if got time please attend .

Organised by Malaysia Hindu Sangam .

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Bogus Universities & fake degrees

Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:07 pm by frags

A follow up to the discussion we started way back in the little india days. I found this one article dated Jan 2008 about the now famous International Irish University which i was following closely. It was quite an elaborate operation with graduation ceremonies etc.

Now the website is empty.

Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7175730.stm

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Private School

Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:41 pm by VJeyaa

Can someone from the education line give me some pointers about private schooling? I have been thinking about this recently as my daughter has come of enrollment age to the primary school. My current considerations are:

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What Makes Science 'Science'?

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What Makes Science 'Science'?

Post by rishi on Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:17 am

source : http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/55033

As a science educator, I train science graduates to become science teachers. Over the past two years I've surveyed their understanding of key terminology and my findings reveal a serious problem. Graduates, from a range of science disciplines and from a variety of universities in Britain and around the world, have a poor grasp of the meaning of simple terms and are unable to provide appropriate definitions of key scientific terminology. So how can these hopeful young trainees possibly teach science to children so that they become scientifically literate? How will school-kids learn to distinguish the questions and problems that science can answer from those that science cannot and, more importantly, the difference between science and pseudoscience?


Here are some of the data from the 74 graduates that I've surveyed to date:



• 76% equated a fact with 'truth' and 'proven'

• 23% defined a theory as 'unproven ideas' with less than half (47%) recognizing a theory as a well evidenced exposition of a natural phenomenon

• 34% defined a law as a rule not to be broken, and forty-one percent defined it as an idea that science fully supports.

• Definitions of 'hypothesis' were the most consistent, with 61% recognizing the predictive, testable nature of hypotheses.





The results show a lack of understanding of what scientific theories and laws are. And the nature of a 'fact' in science was not commonly understood, with only 11% defining a fact as evidence or data. Here are just a few of their definitions of a scientific theory: "An idea based on a little evidence, not fact"; "an idea about something, not necessarily true"; "unproven ideas."



Here's why these responses are problematic: Given the numerous news stories that require an understanding of how science operates - global warming, cloning, the possible dangers posed by cell phones or the pros and cons of genetically modified crops - understanding the difference between a fully fledged scientific theory that is backed by evidence and accepted by the scientific community and a speculative guess is essential.



If scientists, cannot teach children what these words mean in a scientific context, how can we hope to improve scientific literacy generally? If science graduates are confused to begin with, then it is an uphill battle.



Only a few of the graduates had studied any history and philosophy of science, and therein lies the problem. The majority had high quality degrees and some had doctorates in a science discipline, so it wasn't that they were not well qualified in science. It was just that their study of science had been utilitarian, a means to an end with the end being a practicing scientist. They had not been given any grounding or instruction on what makes science 'science.' It was not their fault: history and philosophy of science was an optional part of their degree programs and many could not see the point of it.





Based on this article, should history of science be made compulsory?
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