Rubaiya Murshed

Rubaiya Murshed is a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She is also a lecturer (on study leave) at the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka.

How we teach matters

For a lesson to be effective, capturing and holding the interest of the audience is key

4d ago

Why would anyone want to become a teacher?

Teaching is one of the noblest things a person can choose to do with their life. But sadly, that’s not the narrative that exists today.

2w ago

How we assess education matters

The competition aspect of educational assessment is meant for students to be ranked against their own prior achievement, not against their classmates.

5m ago

Curriculum and textbooks as weapons

Does “simplifying” the curriculum really guarantee that children will not be able to pace themselves in higher studies?

6m ago

Ethics, happiness, and mental health for education

When a student is in a place of despair, on the brink of taking their own life, what does one do as a teacher?

6m ago

Is education only about earning money?

We need a peak in social consciousness, and not just in our GDP.

6m ago

University: Our factory of miseducation

Universities should be about creating the next generation of thinkers, right? Even in terms of skills, haven’t we been failing largely?

7m ago

TVET and our skills ‘fetish’

There is an inherent bias in our thinking when we imagine the aspirations and career trajectories of students from different socio-economic backgrounds.

7m ago
May 20, 2024
May 20, 2024

How we teach matters

For a lesson to be effective, capturing and holding the interest of the audience is key

May 7, 2024
May 7, 2024

Why would anyone want to become a teacher?

Teaching is one of the noblest things a person can choose to do with their life. But sadly, that’s not the narrative that exists today.

December 14, 2023
December 14, 2023

How we assess education matters

The competition aspect of educational assessment is meant for students to be ranked against their own prior achievement, not against their classmates.

November 25, 2023
November 25, 2023

Curriculum and textbooks as weapons

Does “simplifying” the curriculum really guarantee that children will not be able to pace themselves in higher studies?

November 12, 2023
November 12, 2023

Ethics, happiness, and mental health for education

When a student is in a place of despair, on the brink of taking their own life, what does one do as a teacher?

October 28, 2023
October 28, 2023

Is education only about earning money?

We need a peak in social consciousness, and not just in our GDP.

October 14, 2023
October 14, 2023

University: Our factory of miseducation

Universities should be about creating the next generation of thinkers, right? Even in terms of skills, haven’t we been failing largely?

September 30, 2023
September 30, 2023

TVET and our skills ‘fetish’

There is an inherent bias in our thinking when we imagine the aspirations and career trajectories of students from different socio-economic backgrounds.

September 16, 2023
September 16, 2023

School choice: Celebrating, not eliminating, variety

We rarely think about the fact that individuals studying under different education streams may have different perceptions of what being educated means and may have different educational goals and aspirations.

August 31, 2023
August 31, 2023

Educating education: An academic's two cents on education reform

Today, students are still subjected to, more or less, the same so-called education that we or our seniors experienced.

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