What should schools teach?
"In an unpredictable world where information is easily accessible, the last thing a teacher needs to give her pupils is more information. They already have far too much of it. Instead, people need the ability to make sense of information, to tell the difference between what is important and what is unimportant, and above all, to combine many bits of information into a broad picture of the world."
-Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for 21st Century
How do we learn?
“Learning takes place best through action. Learning is about becoming- who I might be.
Learning is also highly social”
Peter Senge, Professor at MIT and Author of The Fifth Discipline
“Mind should be consulted in its growth. Education goes from Near to Far”
We want our children to be...
It is said that a 21st century learner should be curious, imaginative, oratorical and open-minded. We say simply, that children should grow to be happy. Happiness begins with freedom to explore and choose. It lasts with the feeling of selfless giving, i.e., loving kindness. Education should be joyful and make learners kind towards others and the environment.
Free thinkers need to be free learners
Children should be free to learn what they like to learn and in the way they learn the best. The role of a teacher or a parent is to reconnect a child’s personality with the inner swabhav or prakriti. A school should be the safe space to explore the learning domains and express freely. With this freedom, children also learn what they need to.
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Prakriti’s New Campus is Ready – Aug 1, 2020
Our learners warmed themselves up with several stimulating workshops during this winter-break. We had organised a Book Reading Club on The Last Gambit (Om Swami), a knowing and chanting session on Vedic Mantras and hands-on sessions on experiential Mathematics. The...
Prakriti is conducting a Soft Robotics Workshop in mid Feb 2021 in association with education researchers from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Harvard University (Biodesign Lab) for our Grade Seven - Unity Group learners. The goal of the workshop is...
A Hindi play 'Akbari Lota' staged by our Unity Group Learners. It was developed during Hindi learning sessions where a story written by Annapurnanand Verma was adapted into a play. The play uses humour to deliver the message of compassion, kindness and life...