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Shyam Sharma

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ghanashyam.sharma@stonybrook.edu

Semester misalignments

Published On: April 19, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

There is still no teaching-to-assessment alignment. The attempt to introduce new forms of assessment may have added new misalignments

Perceived smart

Published On: March 18, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

The individuals who view themselves as smart and hard-working also seem to be perceived by others as smart and hard-working

Marks for life

Published On: January 4, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

As the semester system increases the weight of internal assessment, private colleges  can choose to abuse their new-found powers or to greatly improve higher education

Cheerleaders for education

Published On: December 12, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

The TU leadership must quickly implement training programs for faculties, create academic support beyond class for students and take up advocacy

Beyond classrooms

Published On: November 26, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

The question educators should be asking is not whether the cause of justice is within our professional domain but how we ensure that it is

Myths about English

Published On: November 16, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

If language learning is a greater objective than learning math and science, we wouldn’t need schools and colleges. Language institutes would suffice

Gentle, semester-ward

Published On: October 18, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

Changing from the annual to the semester system will improve education to the extent that we improve practice and culture of teaching and learning

Logic of writing

Published On: July 2, 2016 12:20 AM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

It is not necessary to “dumb down” specialized ideas when writing for “general” public, which, by the way, doesn’t exist

On “good writers”

Published On: June 7, 2016 07:56 PM NPT By: Shyam Sharma

The belief that you need to be a "good writer" to write effectively is a myth that has insalubrious consequences