Learning by Doing and Experimenting

Challange to Glow!

The job a facilitator is very dynamic – we are always on roller coaster ride – sometimes doing down, sometime going up, sometimes getting goosebumps, sometimes screaming with joy!

Three Steps

Welcome to the world of open learning at Aarohi! Sometimes the word "open" can be misleading and lead to "doing nothing". And doing nothing is not contemplating but distracting, postponing, procrastinating....Here we suggest THREE steps suggestion to start your open learning journey

ONE - Choose at least 20-30 things to explore including known, unknown, easy, difficult, new, old.... Share the list with us for us to add value.

Knowing Democracy

Democracy cannot be learnt, it can be experienced. Our most aspirational endeavour - to create and keep Aarohi as a democratic space. We are experimenting with many form of interactions, communications, interventions and systems - all targeted to make the community truly interdependent - with co-creation, co-learning and co-existence as key parameters
 
MY VOICE - A platform to raise one's voice for any aspect of working of Aarohi.

Consuming or Producing?

They signed up for "story telling sessions". One of the facilitator was telling stories in different languages...they were happy and entertained. During one of the story session, they were introduced to shadow puppetry. They were excited with the play of light, and of characters to create a story.

Afforestation - Seedballs

Fridays are special at Aarohi  - sometimes visiting places, sometimes working together, sometimes watching movies !

Auntonomy - Wish to do!

Some new, Some old, Some big, Some small…it didn’t matter.  The life began with exploring autonomy – the power to make decisions!

Story of learning process

She was introduced to Mandala designs.
She loved it
She spent hours in scribbling.
She practiced patterns
She tried on different surfaces - a book, book cover, mud...
She drew different designs
She painted Mandala on a wall
She started a wall mural with mud
She started taking sessions in learning events at Aarohi
She designed while traveling, free time
She is growing each day with Mandala.

Learning Utsav - A new Beginning

The story of Learning Utsav at Aarohi started with one thought "What if at one place, on the same day, there are lots and lots of people … children, young adults, parents, senior citizens … all with different gifts, coming together to create the magic of co-learning. Learning Utsav, where anyone can teach, anyone can learn … a day to experience the joy of learning, sharing, exploring, mingling... Celebrating learning without any boundaries of age, caste, gender or status".
 
Inspiration and confidence come from LSUC (Learning Society Unconference).

Business persepctive

Often earning is limited to gaining degrees. But we fail to recognize our own strengths and interests. How about learning to hone our skills and sell them to earn rather earning by doing what we don't want to do.

The journey of Astronomy

We got a new telescope last year.
He got interested in assembling the telescope.
In the process of assembling he got introduced to using the telescope.
He got interested in setting up the telescope.
He would set up the telescope for anyone interested to watch the moon with its creators 
He would get up 5 in the morning to trace that rising star.
He got excited about more discoveries like another galaxy.
He took a session on Skywatch to share his learnings. 

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