How Aarohi Works

Clicking on any of the question will open its text response or YouTube window. Clicking again on the question will close the same. [collapsed title="How Children Learn in Aarohi? How do they plan?"] [/collapse] [collapsed title="Do children get homework in Aarohi?"] [/collapse] [collapsed title="What is the role of facilitator?"] A guide, a learner, a resource provider, a doer, a self learner, an observer, an agitator, a sounding board, a reflector, an object in the environment. Sometimes I am with kids in their learning, their struggle, sometimes I distance myself and look at bigger picture, sometimes I stay with minute details, sometimes I do not listen. I am available when I am needed. I withdraw myself when not required. Sometimes I push my entry into child's learning, Sometimes I pull myself back and give space to child. Sometimes I am gentle like a river in the plains, (but many ripples may be going inside me - I maybe churning). Sometimes you see me very ferociously coming with full force in the form a water fall. Sometimes you will feel dirty about me and discard like you discard a stinking river, sometimes I am stuck and waiting for a way out .. child sees me in many forms. Child can stop me, control me, make dams and take energy out of me, but child cannot stop me from flowing. I am a facilitator. If you see me in isolation at any stage, you will not see the complete picture for I am always flowing. [/collapse] [collapsed title="How children learn by themselves?"] Once the child decides what to learn, together with the child the path is formed. This is done by observing the child, listening to the child, asking questions to the child, by way of putting constraints, sometimes by giving direct instructions and activities to do. The available resources also adds to the child’s learning. The child is allowed to be with their own frustrations and celebrations. The learning more happens with them experiencing different concepts, staying with the concepts or not able to reach the concepts also. Being with the child in the different learning zones, scaffolding from comfort, to challenging, to frustrating zones is how facilitator contributes. Also, Children, like adults would learn through various ways. Experiential learning is just one way of learning. Peer to peer, text books, internet, experimenting, etc could be the other ways of learning. [/collapse] [collapsed title="How is self-learning different from, say, a street urchin learning by experiencing?"] Children learn by self when they are trusted. A street child may not go back and reflect, may not have someone to listen, may not have trust in self for learning. While just "living life" would lead to some learning, a street urchin would be exposed to only whatever comes his/her way as part of life. Just change the environment in which they are learning - an environment which accepts, respects and is FOR them (is stimulating for learning).[/collapse]