Understanding the way nature learns
Session on Reimagining Learning starting in
Does schooling damages Children's natural learning capacity?
Playfulness is a quality in children and they are playfully exploring the world with total attention, involvement, and seriousness to make sense of it and in that process, they use whatever objects that they are able to get hold of as props to recreate their experience. So how children understand their experiences are to recreate them in a very systematic manner to decode various aspects of the experiences. All phenomenon/ experiences can be understood in terms of form (what is seen/ heard etc), function (purpose of the event/ product), process (how it is done), structure (how it is held together), quality or property of various materials that can be used for making. Schools adversely affect children's natural capacity to play, experience and learn from it.
Let's reimagine the learning.
Human beings are biologically equipped to create knowledge autonomously by directly engaging with their context. But if this inherent ability to create knowledge is hindered, then the process-oriented cognitive system which is what develops creativity and intelligence will not get developed. So, the development of CREATIVITY, INTELLIGENCE, AND SENSITIVITY are directly connected with autonomy and what the child gets to do. In the early stages of the child, the most important thing that is hindering this development is the misunderstood notion about play as an activity and toy as a well-defined product to 'play with'.
Playfulness is a quality in children and they are playfully exploring the world with total attention, involvement, and seriousness to make sense of it and in that process, they use whatever objects that they are able to get hold of as props to recreate their experience. So how children understand their experiences are to recreate them in a very systematic manner to decode various aspects of the experiences.
Reimagining learning conditions for 'Children'
About Prof Jinan KB
Prof Jinan KB
He believes that the modern educational paradigm is based on ‘how to teach’ and not on ‘how we naturally learn’.
Believers of Alternative Education
Who are ready to Experiment
(Private and Govt Schools)
In Education sector
Mr Henry Samual
All this made me regularly attend the Sunday sessions at 3.00PM without fail and kept other works aside at these times as far as possible. Those attending the sessions are lucky to be a part of such a forum. I feel that these sessions should be attended by all teachers and parents too for proper guidance in taking care of their children at the most important and crucial young age. I subscribed to the website and watched all the available videos. Though the videos on U-tube are originally raw and not professionally shot they were surely useful in terms of learning. Going through all these made me realize many of the mistakes that I had made while bringing up my own children. Though my son grew up on his own it was my daughter who needed special attention that I had not given and still regrets to date. If only any of such guidance was available for me in those days. So, I feel you are doing a wonderful job with your team and it is surely yielding good results that may not be easily measured.
State-Level Consultation on Early Childhood Education
SpacECE organised a Get-Together with more than 50 ECE experts from all over Maharashtra. It set the tone for serious efforts in the ECE domain. Ms Madhuri Sahasrabudhe (Councillor, PMC), Dr Suneeta Kulkarni (Granny Cloud), Mr Chittaranjan Kaul (CLR), Mr Nilesh Nimkar (QUEST), Ms Sushma Padhye (Grammangal), Ms Shubhada Joshi (Khelghar), and Dr Godbole (Chiranjiv Clinic) were amongst them.
SPACE Talks Series on Early Childhood Education
We are glad to share that the 'MS Talk Series on ECE' was inaugurated by Dr Mr Mrs Godbole with the topic 'Enhancing Potential during Early years'. It was great to see an overwhelming response from 900 participants from all over Maharashtra, which included parents, pre-school teachers, Anandwadi Workers/Sevikas and NGO professionals. It highlighted the need to continue organizing similar events in the near future.
Video Gallery with 1000+ Children's videos
SpacECE has a youtube Channel with various educational material. All videos of the online sessions are made available through the video gallery in the online and offline mode. One of the significant contributions is a video gallery on Children (0-8yrs) coming from the Indian context. We are inviting parents to upload content on a restricted channel, which will be utilized by University departments specializing in ECE for research purpose.
Our Eminent Speakers
Dr Manjiri Nimbkar
Educationist, Pragat Shikshan Santha
Dr Suneel Godbole
Pediatrician, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
Dr Dinesh Nehete
Educationist, En-rich Foundation
Our Executive Team
Aparna has 12 years of experience in child development, child rights and protection, child education field with managerial and program leadership responsibilities. She worked with organizations like ChildLine, Campaign Against Child Labour, and Kaivalya Education Foundation.
Master in Education Azim Premji University, Bangalore
Master in Social Work (Psychiatry), Pune University, Maharashtra
Bachelor of Social Work, Nagpur University, Maharashtra
Certificate in Social Work, Nagpur University, Maharashtra
Aparna believes that surrounding makes a huge impact on children’s learning and their overall personality, therefore it is our responsibility as caretaker, teacher, parents to enrich their environment with lots of resources to help children become a good human being.