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Teachers should not teach!

Lots of century old misinformation has given teachers a name and a job description called teaching! Because of this, teachers have power to determine what and how to learn in our contemporary classrooms. Power corrupts, we all know, but absolute power takes away individuality and ways of being for those who are powerless. If colonial education told us that teachers teach, we should talk back: their job is to learn. This shifts our lenses on classroom space: it is a space for learning by both teachers and learners. None of these stakeholders go to this space with any certainty. They go and come out different. Until we get this right, our classroom spaces will stay training camps. The 21st century in fact takes the teacher from the centre—this begins with the right nomenclature: they go to class to learn, not teach!