Novel teaching method a non-starter in many schools

Simplified Activity Based Learning (SABL), touted as a superior platform for children of elementary schools to express their potential, is “functional” only in a small percentage of schools in Tamil Nadu, despite being “well designed.”

This is the highlight of a study carried out by the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), an international research network based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States, to examine the status of SABL in 48 schools in Tiruvannamalai, Vellore and Krishnagiri districts during 2014-15. The three districts were chosen as they were “academically low-performing districts.”

The study was a sequel to J-PAL signing a memorandum of understanding with the State government on evidence-based policy making for effective governance. Esther Duflo of Department of Economics, MIT, and Harini Kannan of J-PAL South Asia were the principal investigators. The organisation has shared the recently-finalised findings of the study conducted three years ago with The Hindu.....Read more


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