Finding the Ethos of a Democratic Education Centre

If you want to listen to this blog. Please click on the link below. Rajitha Gopinath · Finding the ethos of a Democratic Education Centre Last year when I decided to become a facilitator at our learning centre I had no idea what that would mean. I was uncomfortable. I was warming up to the … Continue reading Finding the Ethos of a Democratic Education Centre

Small but indispensable

Let me start this story like all stories ought to start with. Once upon a time, long years ago there lived a king. Now, he lived in an amazing palace (like all kings do) with his three beautiful daughters. The king loved his daughters dearly and gave them all the love and all the riches … Continue reading Small but indispensable

Education and what it didn’t do for the Indian populous

Think about the purpose and the scope of education in our society and you will agree that it needs to change for the future. The purpose of education in our society has primarily been that of elevating the masses towards human development. To be literate has been reduced to having the basic skills to read, … Continue reading Education and what it didn’t do for the Indian populous

Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think About Raising Our Children is Wrong (Part 2 of 2)

(Part 2 of 2) The Science of Teen Rebellion Nancy Darling and Linda Caldwell from Penn State University conducted a survey among high schoolers. The topic was called "leisure time" which is something that the teens involve themselves in without their parents or any other adult supervision. Darling seems to remark that "when they are … Continue reading Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think About Raising Our Children is Wrong (Part 2 of 2)

Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think about Raising our Children is Wrong (Part 1 of 2)

This is a book by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman first published in 2009. Nurture Shock This term simply means the state of panic that the new age parents have found themselves in. This new generation of parents have kept their instinctual knowledge and natural behaviours at bay. They are looking to tap into abode … Continue reading Nurture Shock – Why Everything We Think about Raising our Children is Wrong (Part 1 of 2)