In discussion with Satya we decided to come up with a list of learning indicators that we can use to understand learning ability of children.
I also decided to share perspective/understanding of Play for Peace and Experiential Learning with new recruits and with Govind(Sujeevak) who is coordinating the project.
Following are the glimpses of how we spent our first few days!
Day 1 / June 19' 2013
Saurabh and Shyam came today, promising young people.
जिज्ञासा जाहिर करना(curiosity)
आपसी मेल/Interpersonal intelligence
The response of Satya and Annie
Satya(Director CSEI Bihar)
Anni Namala(Executive Director) of CSEI India
I am also thinking how we can get some women member to be part of the process so that the gender dimensions can also be brought in.
I am looking forward to this process so that we can develop an adequate pedagogy for our children
Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion
Day 2/ June 20'2013
Saurabh shared with Govnd what we did y'day.
Then I shared with them left and right brain attributes. Saurabh was very happy to learn about it and he said it gave him insights about his own life and things he had done. He is more right brain, Govind was looking at how this will help us work with children to make our actions more inclusive.
We then talked about observation and judgement, so that we are able to report our observation when we do baseline and not conclusion.
Day 3 / June 21'2013
Day 4/ June 22
Day 5/ June 25' 2013
Day 6/ June 26' 2013
Day 7/ June 27' 2013
Govind facilitated part of the discussion when I stepped out.
For each category we also reflected on what kind of people have that intelligence. Many times we thought about how a particular intelligence will reflect in a child's appearance/behavior and how we can create learning experience that combine/involves many intelligences .
ement later and make changes.
I wrote most of this yesterday fighting with my eyelids, but it had to wait till now so that I can complete it!
Now I am wondering if I need to start a blog...... to share this more ?
any opinions please?
The final stage is 'problem solving' or in Hindi “साथ काम करना" . Here the English word implies working together and I am not sure there is a Hindi parallel. I reminded them of activities we have done that come in that category. I also asked them to look at all the activities we have done so far and put them in an appropriate category.
I played “what is a human” with them, as we were talking about which activity to do for understanding how is their social awareness and idea about human rights
Day 9 / June 29' 2013
- What is the big purpose of this organization ?( oh! That reminds me no one has talked to them about CSEI and what it does, a big picture kind of thing, or at-least this is what they said)
- What is your role in this?
- How can you do your job to the best of your ability?