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Be globally minded and locally engaged

Mohan Kumar
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Don't waste, recyclePhoto: G.Moorthy
Don't waste, recyclePhoto: G.Moorthy

All human activities result in generation of waste and by-products that ends up in landfills. One such material is plastic, which causes havoc in our surroundings, and none of us bothers to segregate the trash.

Awareness campaigns on environmental degradation tend to talk about ways to make use of the waste products rather than dumping them.Recycling waste products contributes to an effective waste management system.

Schools often ask students to make models to explore their ideas and thoughts. The purpose of the model is to enhance improve his or her conceptual ability.

I recommend that schools can promote students to do models and projects based on the existing waste generated at home.

Educational opportunities exist for children to study how we build, plan, govern and live optimally in cities. It is high time that educators prepared students to be globally minded and locally engaged citizens of the future world who will sustain and lead.

There’s no doubt that making models is an effective way to learn. This plan is applicable for science, social studies, maths, computer science etc for creativity and manipulation. This idea is adopted and promoted in the school I teach at.

Mohan Kumar is a teacher at Chettinad public school, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu


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