A Collaborative Non Zero Sum Game Approach towards Holistic Education
• Developing ‘A Non-Zero Sum Game’ approach to education in a collaborative and co-operative learning atmosphere, where inputs from diverse fields of science and arts merge and evolve, with the final result being a win-win situation for all the stake holders in education i.e. all students, teachers, mentors, government institutions, private CSRs, NGOs and the general public.
• Bringing a paradigm shift in the minds of children, shifting focus from ‘content of science’ to the ‘method and attitude of scientific inquiry’; Children should see science not as a boring subject to rote-learn but as a real-life adventure guided by their spirit of inquiry.
• Merging aspects of science, society and arts in the process of learning; proceeding towards science-themed art studios, dramas and theaters; removing the burden of ‘boredom’ from studies.
• Creative curriculum execution in schools: (initially targeting 8th to 12th standard); fully utilizing both traditional wisdom and modern technical, digital tools and methods, thus developing small ‘concept and chapter-wise replicable modules’ for teacher training and classroom mentoring, all in alignment with the core school curriculum.
• Gamification of assessment with emphasis on developing ‘co-operative non-zero sum games’; Computer games can also be used to generate data and give us feedback about the learner’s progress.
• Making learners innovate and develop small scale engineering methods and processes considering ‘Sustainable growth in terms of both Ethics and Economics’ with underlying education philosophy emphasizing on ‘Understanding and appreciation of natural world over accumulation of Exam Marks’.
• Initiating teacher-learner chain-reactions: Training college students or science teachers to teach secondary standard students, who in turn can teach primary standard learners and thus make the model sustainable, self-propagating and extending beyond classrooms.
• Developing a culture of discussion and experimentation instead of only lectures and written examinations.
• Constantly expanding our understanding on what is human learning and how evolving humans learn, and taking advantage of the recent developments in cognitive sciences and psychology and implement new methods in the classroom (Learner’s Multiple Intelligences, growth mindset etc).
• Expanding and connecting different pockets of growing and evolving knowledge and translating it in multiple languages so that quality education is available free for all in the nearest future; collaboration with Vigyan-Prasar, Doordarshan and any other supportive mass media-networks.