By Sarojini Vittachi, Neeraja Raghavan, Kiran Raj
This publication experiences the leading edge equipment of studying utilized in a few substitute Indian colleges. It sheds mild on areas of studying the place the educational technique is enjoyable for the instructor in addition to the scholars, not like the serious examination-oriented studying in mainstream faculties. Researched facts on substitute colleges within the nation, bargains the reader an array of associations everywhere in the state the place efforts are being made to lead to a distinction to standard methods of studying and instructing. It contains specific articles by way of major practitioners who provide an perception into floor fact whilst a definite philosophy is utilized to a faculty. It additionally comprises debts in response to the event of ways such replacement practices mildew the learner and instructor, and effect the guardian besides. within the latter a part of the e-book is a listing of different faculties in India. so much are tucked away in distant corners of the rustic. apparently, the typical thread binding those 'alternative colleges' is the welfare of the kid as well as that of the academics, who love their paintings rather than in basic terms doing a role.
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Rama and B. Ramadas have set up the Vidyodaya School in Gudalur, Tamil Nadu. It is an unusual learning centre for the children of some 30–odd tribal communities who live in the area and have their roots in the forest belts bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This couple began teaching their own two children through home schooling, only to discover that the number of students soon swelled to seven…and then more! Vidya Patwardhan started Aksharnandan in 1989, in Pune, to put into practice her belief that a human-scale education needs schools that are small and firmly anchored in their communities.
Mainstream schools can encourage the same in their evaluation norms, by taking a fresh look, every now and then, at the methods adopted by their teachers in assessing students. Better still, if national examination policies demanded such innovations in the internal examinations of schools, this could trigger critical thinking and decrease the overwhelming fear of examinations that now cripples students. BRING IT OUT OF YOUR CLASSROOM During the compilation of this book, we came across many an inspiring tale of true learning.
Addressing the different pace of learning and therefore individualised assessment of each child. ● Giving a point of entry to the mainstream from an alternative paradigm. This triggered the following questions in our minds: what, if any, are the other policy decisions that can help such efforts spread far and wide? Surely, are there ways in which these innovative efforts can find applicability on a larger scale, and not just in small pockets scattered sparsely over the length and breadth of a country as vast as India?