Attending a Class in Government School of Kathmandu: A case of Nepali Class In Grade X of Nandi Secondary School, Naxal.

Attending a Class in Government School of Kathmandu: A case of Nepali Class In Grade X of Nandi Secondary School, Naxal.

Illustration: Ratna Sagar Shrestha
On 9 May 2018, I went to Nandi Secondary School, Naxal for my assignment on "Observation of the Education Program led by teachers". To complete this assignment I attended a class by Ms. Prabha Pant, who was taking her Nepali Class in Grade 10. Interestingly, the class content for the day was an essay on sustainable development, which happens to be a topic of my interest and course of study. The class started with an interactive session where the existing concept of students on sustainable development was assessed. Overall, the class was interactive, filled with curiosity towards the content and the students' participated well in the class activities. The teacher was also empathetic, had great knowledge about the content and allowed her students to express their ideas on the subject matter. I liked the way the teacher critically appreciated and logically dealt the ideas given on the concept of the content while giving the examples based on the life experiences and the school activities conducted which made the students easy to understand. The best part of the class was she asked a few students to volunteer and summarize the content taught in the class to assess their learnings, which promoted the students to reflect their learnings in the classroom. 

Throughout my stay in the class, I realized that the teacher was very conscious about my presence in the class and I felt that her behavior towards the class was due to my presence. To know the real scenario, I approached a few students personally, who said that she always taught the same way as on that day. They also said that the teacher was approachable and answered their queries immediately. When I asked them about the types of assignment, they told me that most of her assignments are based on the text and some of them are creative assignments based on context and various occasions (Eg. Writing an essay or presenting posters on protecting the environment when the environment day is approaching). After talking to these students, I personally approached the teacher and asked about the difference between the general tendency of those students on a regular day and on that specific class (in which I had attended). I was glad to hear that the students are always highly participative, curious and interactive, as they were on that day.

Overall, the class was very interesting and highly participative. The teaching style (in terms of delivery, content, and punctuality) was appreciable and the responding attitude of the teacher towards the students was impressive. For me, the best part of the lecture was when the teacher was trying to know what they had learned in the lecture, to assess their understanding and clarify the doubts they had in the lecture towards the end.

Author: Pransu Khakurel (Canopy Nepal)

Pransu is a development enthusiast, passionate about development through educational transformation and is currently working in Canopy Nepal as a Programs Assistant. She is also undertaking her undergraduate studies in Development Studies at National College.  

Canopy Nepal is a team of visionary youths working in the field of education, skill and leadership development, diversity and inclusion. We seek to improve the quality and efficiency of education by focusing on learners and reshaping the way they learn. 

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