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We had a very interactive intro session. Pleasantly surprised to see 15 + people including kids who attended the session. We started with an interesting experiment using ice blocks and the Archimedes principle. All kids talked about one thing they would change about school. Parents talked about what they would do if they went back […]More
Intro session Week Activities Week 1 Introduction and logistics Growth mindset vs talent mindset – a discussion Discussion on Pascal’s paradox Demonstration of Pascal’s exploding barrel Discussion on the final project Week 2 Deliberate practice – a discussion Discussion of the video synthesis assignment I Project design review – I Week 3 Focussed mode vs […]More
Most children (and adults) love movies. Movies can make us laugh, cry, jump up and dream. Movies bring many elements including story telling, characters, emotions, visualiztion, sound and others together. Movies are a subjective expression of the writers, actors, camera-persons, technicians and directors. Often, there are layers in the expression of each of these players. […]More
When we talk about improving the education system, we often encounter extreme positions. “Let’s get rid of exams” says one reformer, “Let’s not have sections” says the other. While these ideas work in pockets, they can’t be scaled. Also, they miss some of the intrinsic strengths in the current education system. Indian education system lays […]More
“You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts” – Richard Feynman How true. Watch the text books children are given and […]More
Seymour Papert defined a concept he called Constructionism ,  in his proposal  to the National Science Foundation. This concept can be a very powerful learning model to rethink how kids learn. The word constructionism is a mnemonic for two aspects of the theory of science education underlying this project. From constructivist theories of […]More