Overall Strategy of Education Program
Enable children to learn and develop through the public education system by promoting improvement in the Elementary Education System of Uttar Pradesh.
Inspire teachers to become reflective practitioners, inculcating the culture of peer learning and democratic management.
Motivate parents and children to participate in school education and its governance to target learning outcomes that improve the social and economic status of the disadvantaged section of society.
Engage with the public education system in a multi-pronged and multi-level manner, generating effective ideas and practices for systemic and sustainable improvement leading to effective and positive learning outcomes.
Our understanding that guides Education Program
The conception of School has been historically an important event that subsumes the importance of a place where knowledge and wisdom of humanity are passed on from one generation to the younger generation in a way that prepares them to re-evaluate, recreate that knowledge in the present context for newer challenges faced by humanity. School can give equal opportunity to all for learning and growth that is not possible if children stay with respective families.
Elementary education of all children is essential for social transformation imbued with democratic values, equity & justice, as has been aimed in the Indian Constitution.
The use of Mental Mapping, Concept Mapping assists adults in better learning. It can also be used in the planning learning session. Being able to dialogue helps in effective learning.
Society is not homogenous. It has hierarchies created by attitudes & behaviours of people resulting in differentiated groups of people categorized on race, caste, class, gender. School shouldn’t end up becoming the carrier of knowledge of only those that are up in the hierarchy ladder and ignoring the life experiences and challenges for those at the bottom rung. To rule this out, school education should make a special effort to involve marginalized communities. It is a challenging task for a diverse and pluralistic society of ours.
For meaningful learning, the Learning Principle suggested in the National Curriculum Framework 2005 is important. According to it, each Child will construct its Knowledge, based on its experiences. The role of the Teacher is to provide children with a stimulating learning environment and facilitate children’s learning. Children have a natural curiosity to know the world.