Learning by Doing and Experimenting

Story of my Growing

When he came we asked “what are your interests”

He asked “what does it mean?”

We asked “what you like doing?”

He said, “Matlab (meaning)?”

We asked “what you do at home?”

He smiled “watch TV and play video games on my tab”

We got hopeful and asked and …

He said “that’s all”.

We asked to know more “and in school?”

With a smile again he said “bunk classes and play cricket with my notebook in the bathroom”

They do!

They both love Video Games

They both understand technology

They both have not gone through any classroom teaching of computer programming

But they both are our “System Admin” - repair laptops, setup internet for our campus and … solving all our technology problems.

All they do is DO!

 
 

Learning in Doing

During my trip to Andaman, I overheard one of the Scuba Diving instructor telling a participant “You are not doing too good with diving, but you don't do good just by talking about it, you do good by DOING, so just go and DO”.

Just one idea “Gift a Dosa to others in lunch today” was enough to experience “Care for others, doing, trying, experimenting, thinking, feeling grateful”.

Gratitude - “I have gratitude for all mothers and akkas and facilitators who make food for us, just after making one dosa, the heat of the gas was troubling me”.

The Magic of Making Rasam

Love of Rasam

But how to make it was a question

I have never made

Never thought of making it

Well, the journey began with finding out recipe

Then collecting the ingredients

And then making

And guess what - it took three hours to make this Rasam, which Amma and Akkas makes in 15 minutes.

But it's not about the time I took

But the process I went through

The struggle I went through

The effost I made

Experiencing Supply Chain in AKD

AKD – Aarohi Ka Dukaan on July 5th .

Open Learning

"I know nothing more inspiring than that of making discovering for oneself"
George Washington

The myth of learning is simple to state and prove. The myth says that only when we learn, do we learn. What it means is that unless there is a conscious and methodical method to learning, learning cannot happen. It is only when we are taught (in a systematic, structured way) that we will learn.

Learning in Multi forms

Multi session taken by kids of various ages - It was not about us knowing and learning from them - but it was all about various exposures and various opportunities to look at learning.

Process or Learning

Since we have no curriculum at Aarohi, the need of learning arises from living, interests and exposures - Painting, Baking, Fractions, Film making, Football, Craft, Crochet, Stone Collection, Stitching, Market visit, Cooking, Film making, Carpentry, repairs, playing drums, singing, dancing, Mud work … The list is simple from simple needs of life.

Active We - Play Gym

Coming together to make a play gym

A sloppy surface
Few strong logs
Few ideas
Few ropes
Few Tyres
 
All of us together on a cloudy morning to make
A place to do Dangal
A place to swing
A place to do gymnastics
Just the right recipe for our imagination to turn into action

Questioning for Learning

Questioning  - not to question but to ponder. The week we asked questioned, we asked "why, how, how else, what, more and so on Questioning?

 Questions can be about anything – experience, learning, self, and others and so on. Questioning is not necessary to get answer. We often ask question to others as well as a lot of questions to ourselves.

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