This year make a classroom in the wild

V. Arun

Class act: Learning by direct observation calls for an observant and curious mind and some  recording skills

The best classroom is the outside world — readily available and for free 

* It is the role of teachers to lead students to magic wells  and set them off on their own learning journeys 

* To study about orchids and bromeliads in books and  then to witness them in person in their natural  environment is always exhilarating * Once students and teachers learn to use the world as  their classroom, the opportunities are endless

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Time with Nature in Wayanad 2021

V. Arun


Being a school, which spends a lot of time in nature, during the restricted movement of corona times, the time spent in nature gained special significance. It became more precious and healing. As interactions through Zoom and such media were becoming the norm across the world, we in our corner realised ever more the value of being in a tangible space in real time and experiencing the world around us through all our senses. We spent almost a whole day every week in nature as we had always done but the day grew in importance.  

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The landscape slowly settled on us. Children flowered, and opened up. The forests we visited started unfurling for us. The twenty-one days we spent amongst the ancient mountains and forests of the Western Ghats was an intense journey of learning, unlearning, and discovery for us at various levels. Within oneself, and of the natural world. 


இயற்கை தந்த தனித்துவ பரிசு

மனிதர்களான நாம் ஆக்கப்பூர்வமான வேலைகளைச் செய்வதில் அனுபவம் பெற்றிருப்பதைப் போலவே, அழிவுப் பூர்வமான வேலைகள் செய்வதிலும் பல நூற்றாண்டு கால அனுபவத்தைப் பெற்றுள் ளோம். இரண்டுக்கும் என்ன வேறுபாடு என்றால், ஆக்கப்பூர்வமான வேலைகளைச் செய்வது கடினம் என்பதுதான். காடுகளை அழித்ததால் ஆறுகள் வற்றி விட்டன, காலநிலை மாற்றத்தால் பனி உருகுகிறது, வாழிடம் அழிந்ததால் உயிரினங்கள் அழிந்துவிட்டன என்பது போன்ற செய்திகளைக் கேட்டுக் கேட்டு விரக்தி அதிகரிக்கிறது.

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