Enabling learning outside the classroom

Sriparna, Tamhane (2013) Enabling learning outside the classroom. Learning Curve (21). pp. 34-36.

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“A child is not a vase to be filled but a fire to be lit” was the opinion of the French renaissance scholar and writer Francois Rabelais. Numerous educationists of eminence across centuries since then, have held that the true purpose of education is the blossoming of the individual in every possible way. Why, then have we focused so hard on “filling the vase” in our schools, while the “lighting of the fire” doesn’t seem to fit somehow into the overall agenda at all? Why have we turned education into the mere transfer of information where the entire focus of one’s life is one’s performance in exams?

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sriparna, Tamhane
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/735
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