EXPERIENCE FOR DEEP LEARNING
Prakriti is a K-12 school with learner-centred curriculum and interdisciplinary learning methods. All learning at Prakriti is through experiences that build on the learner’s context. Inquiry and observations takes a learner out of the comfort zone to engage in deep learning. One child’s learning from an experience can be entirely different from another. We encourage diverse view-points and integrate those for building a wider perspective.
BUILD VALUES THAT NOURISH
The founders, teachers and parents all align on these core beliefs for helping the young learners grow into critically conscious human beings.
GROW WITH NATURE
As urban consumers, Prakriti children are made aware of the challenges of unsustainable farming. We learn the dependencies in our environment by growing our food. Learning directly from farmers makes the children aware of the science of farming. We also have the children and parents cook with farm-fresh produce to appreciate the taste of local grains and vegetables.
EMPOWER WITH INDIVIDUALISED LEARNING
We have small class size of at most 20 children per class. Our teachers, work with children on one-to-one basis and develop their plans keeping each child’s learning styles in mind. We develop individual learning plans to provide mentoring and resources to hone the interests and instincts each child possesses
CONNECT WITH LEARNING SPACES
Both our campuses have been designed to inspire creativity and concentration. Our spaces are open, green and inclusive designed in an interesting geometry to inspire children to study.
DEVELOP INNER DISCIPLINE
A reflective environment for self-awareness and inner discipline are key elements of our classrooms. Our children start their day with mindfulness exercises, have daily circle time for sharing personal experiences and ‘bubble time’ for resolving conflicts. Each class creates a constitution for itself and revisits rights, responsibilities and consequences from time to time.
LEARN FROM DIVERSITY
We actively support a cultural and talent exchange with children from poor economic backgrounds. Children learn from them on their “life-hacks” and gifts of talent and in exchange we share our knowledge and experiences. That’s why we support the year-round residency of children from Janwaar castle, each one of whom is an award-winning skateboarder.
ENGAGE COMMUNITY FOR LEARNING
Prakriti is a space for open learning. We organise events such as book reading, art residencies, open dialogues and concerts to offer a richer perspective to education at school. We believe strongly in “to educate a child is to educate oneself”. Through the year, we conduct several parenting and learning-connect workshops with our parents.
TEACH & LEARN
Teachers at Prakriti, called didis and bhaiyas, have the intellectual curiosity to undergo significant learning everyday. Teachers consult the learners in creating experiences for them, inspire them and mobilise resources for them. They are the cheerleaders and the visionaries who use empathy and self-discipline to motivate the learners.
EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF GIVING
Goodness and kindness are nurtured by living and experiencing such virtues in our ordinary lives, in our daily actions. Gradually, they seep into our consciousness and become our second nature. At Prakriti, children love giving away from their possessions, to their peers, through a selfless action. We call it Dariya-Dil-Dukaan.