Tag: OpenLearning

  • The Art of Listening Vs Hearing – Experiential Learning

    The Art of Listening Vs Hearing – Experiential Learning

    We often do not notice the profound difference between Listening & Hearing in our world filled with constant noise and distractions. Here is a snippet of Experiential Learning through Reflection For one of our Reflection Activities during Thought Club at our campus of open learning, we all shared our thoughts/ experiences/ awareness about Hearing Vs…

  • Conquering Fears : “A Journey Through Rock Climbing”

    Conquering Fears : “A Journey Through Rock Climbing”

    We embarked on a thrilling journey through the rugged & raw landscapes as we explored outdoor rock climbing. We also explored the sheer joy of scaling heights, the natural beauty of nature, and the rawness that only outdoor can offer. ~ We planned in detail about having a safe & enjoyable experience for all.~ We…

  • Children can be great mentors, this is what Learning Mela taught us

    Children can be great mentors, this is what Learning Mela taught us

    What happens when children mentor adults? Here’s the story….. It all started with a Santa seeding the idea of Learning Mela, 18+ year olds (adults) of the community would conduct the workshops and 18- year olds (young ones) would be the mentors to adults. All parents, teens and tweens of the community got together for…

  • Children too can walk through walls

    Children too can walk through walls

    Today at Aarohi Campus, a 9 year old girl who was sitting outside our kitchen wall, asked me for water.I promptly told her that if she wants water she can walk east and she will soon reach Bay of Bengal and get lots of free water.She looked at the direction (east) where my finger was…

  • Let’s Bake

    Let’s Bake

    Food is one thing that brings people together and my learning is any bake be it cakes/ cookies/ breads/ any savouries not only touches the senses but soul too 😊 Baking is more than just another activity of putting ingredients together and waiting for outcome. I learn a lot with each baking and see how…

  • Can a campus teach?

    Can a campus teach?

    In the spirit of  Open campus the campus development in itself has been (and continues to be) a huge learning opportunity for us. Children, parents, local people, various experts from different fields (architecture, design, construction, rain water harvesting etc) all are involved in collectively creating a campus that itself teaches. Making of the campus began with a thought,…

  • All Hands Matter

    All Hands Matter

    Regardless of age or knowledge or position or role everyone has the capacity to do anything and everything they want to do and make a huge difference to themselves and whole community. Everyday at Campus ,we see various hands working together to make a thing happen in any activity be it the carpentry, gardening, experiments,…

  • Story of  Generosity – Making of campus

    Story of Generosity – Making of campus

    Making of Aarohi campus is not complete without talking about Deb Uncle and many other well wishers who contributed to make this campus happen.The campus is created with crowd funding – started with land and the story of generosity Aarohi started in June 2009 in Geniekids Indiranagar center, Bangalore. One year after starting, we realized…

  • Fear and Children

    Fear and Children

    Fears often multiply more with collective anxiety that a group of people experience together with lots of questions/ fears triggered by various factors such as uncertainties, health upsets, external situations or challenges. Recently we had this amazing period of 10-12 days at Aarohi Campus where out of 6 people four were partially/ fully sick and two…

  • Meetup on open learning with Jinan K B

    Meetup on open learning with Jinan K B

    The discussion was a reinforcement on

  • CAT – Life’s curriculum

    CAT – Life’s curriculum

    When it comes to educating our children, “curriculum” is normally the first question that comes to people’s mind. We try to figure out between NIOS or CBSE or ICSE or IGCSE or … let the child learn from life. Often LIFE CURRICULUM is not so clear and many fall back to conventional academic curriculum. Here…

  • UnParenting lessons from SURFing

    We recently went to a place near Mangalore to learn surfing on waves – children and us few adults. Here are some interesting Unparenting reflections.

  • How do Children learn?

    Everything that the child encounters and experiences are something to learn about and learn from. Every experience, every interaction, every event can lead to multitudes of learning in every area of a child’s development. We neither force nor intend learning.

  • An Ode to Home

    A Home is filled with endless opportunities to explore , experiment and grow. Living is messy and so is learning. Here is an Ode to the best institution of life.

  • Open Learning Guide & FAQs

    Click / Tap on any question to see our response. If your question is not listed do whatsapp to us and we will respond to you as well as add it here. Also do join us in our online saturday meetups for more detailed discussions. Open Learning, UnSchooling and HomeSchooling –  FAQ – What And…

  • Learning is living

    Where the learning is without boundaries, the living happens without fear. When living is free of pre conceived notions, learning is abundant. We say learning and living are not separated from each other.

  • What matters

    What matters the most for an child? Is it Home or Educational Institutes or Society? None. What matters is “The Child”. Let the child become the institution of his life, let him lead and let him learn.

  • Homeschooling journey – by Sharmila

    Being part of a journey is more important than destination. If journey is joyous and satisfactory with all its ups and down , the destination may not be very different from it.

  • Lock-down could mean Freedom

    Lockdown could be a freedom if we invite children to the party called Life. Celebrate and Co-create the life . After Covid-19 can we declare “Co-live 20”

  • Uncage Child’s Potential

    Can we change the potential of a child? Or we can facilitate the children to find their own peaks. Can we see a limitless child who can manifest his / her potential?

  • Untie the Education from the school

    Why to enclose the education in a classroom when the whole world can educate me. Why not embrace a new WWW (Wide Wonderful World)

  • Learning is …

    Learning develops in pair – Clarity with confusion, creation with destruction ending with beginning, Because learning is never complete. It just opens new avenues to explore. In a way Learning is Unlearning.

  • A little Philosophy with children

    Philosophy originates from from wondering, wandering and questioning. Not from seeking answers. Its is not slave of knowledge and procedure. May be children are best philosophers.

  • Purpose of Education

    We hear this about this fear “I am scared of children (who are in the alternate system) feeling they are superior to others …. “ We feel scared only when we are expecting a result in binary(0/1). Expectation feeds fear. Is education supposed to deliver on predefined outcomes like grades, 1st division etc.? If its…

  • An open letter to Teachers

    Teachers impact children’s life to a great extent. Does teaching happens from textbooks or from books of life. In that case are we all not the student in class of life? Let’s all the life in the same room of class.

  • My Intelligence

    Life does not operate in binary so we can not say some is intelligent or not. Based on our need and situation we understand and experience from different angle. These different angles are various intelligences.

  • Assessment

    How does life asses us? Does it even care how much marks we got in 10th standard. We are assessed by the skills we develop based on our interest, people skills and various life skills. Why to assess on academic subjects when life is much more than that.

  • HEROism

    Outside the silver screen Hero comes in every form, size and shape because a little hero exist inside all of us. Focus your camera to make life as a heroic act of living.

  • Learning Language

    Why do we need language – to read , to write or to communicate. Do we ever teach mother tongue formally? yet child learns it much before he / she goes to school. Should the language be taught or be learnt?

  • Ulta Pulta Exam

    Aren’t you bored of creating same question paper year after year. Don’t you feel reading same answers 100th time is waste of time. Why don’t you have fun by conducting ulta pulta exam?