EDUCATION AS IF PEOPLE AND PLANET MATTERED

EDUCATION AS IF PEOPLE AND PLANET MATTERED

In early 2018, I had the good fortune of attending a summer camp organized for tribal children near Hyderabad, India, sponsored by an arm of the local government. Although the notion of education, for most people conjures up images of a blind paper chase, a swirl of class rooms, text books, tutorials and high-stress examinations, what I saw instead was children engaged in improvisation, visualizations, nature walks and more. I realised during this visit that education can equally be a process of observation, discovery, self-learning, a connection with nature and fun-filled...