My quest is to transform a somewhat Utopian vision into tangible reality. I have always dreamt of a world that is characterised by peaceful coexistence. This world is peopled with citizens with a heightened sense of responsibility engaged in meaningful pursuits. Since they have come to realise that their survival is interdependent, these citizens have the outmost respect for each other. They lead a balanced life and have a mentally healthy outlook that creates harmony in body & mind. These citizens possess an innate capacity to deal with hardships in a positive way. Joy and sorrow are inevitable aspects of human existence. The competence lies in the ability to deal with them constructively.
There is however a big question that comes along with this picture perfect vision. How can we translate dreams into reality? Dreams are to be realised and I dare to dream the impossible dream. The magic word is “education”. Education begins when two people have the capability of nurturing a new life. The birth of a child is the first step. My quest begins with the thought “How can I enrich the journey of the new being, in practice rather than in theory”?
The answer lies in well structured, carefully planned, accountable and appropriately timed actions that would create children who will respond and react positively to the learning environments. The result would be a happy, empowered, well adjusted and competent individual with a mission to better the world.
In the coming decade we want to create fulfilling learning environments with education that transcends traditional boundaries. The individuals that evolve will be self directed and purposeful.
Our effort is to create process oriented learning environment that are outcome oriented and where knowledge can be applied in practical terms. Whereas theory is often taught in the ideal of a vacuum, the practical is learned through the reality of life. Practical knowledge can often lead to a deeper understanding of a concept through the act of doing and personal experience. I envisage a world where we are instrumental in facilitating, real life connections and through it, change the world. Learning needs to be truly dynamic and reach beyond the boundaries of the classrooms.
Come join me in my educational sojourn and help me dream the impossible dream that would transform this world into a better place.
Mrs.LataVaidyanathan,is a veteran educationist who stands dedicated & committed to promotion of child-centered education. She has been a Principal for over 30 years and her last assignment was as the Principal of Modern School Barakhamba Road, New Delhi. Currently she is the Director of the TERI Prakriti School, Gurgaon.
She spearheaded burden-free education and is a practitioner of Multiple Intelligence approach to learning & Total Quality Management in education. She is well respected as an educationist both at home and abroad.She undertook many outreach programmes to help community and sensitize students & teachers towards addressing issues concerning equity and diversity among children.Differentiated learning practices isone of her key strength. A transformative visionary, her interest in education on sustainable development and global citizenship, is noteworthy.
She was honoured with the ‘National Award to Teachers’ in the year 2003 by the President of India. She is also the recipient of numerous awards including theDr.Radhakrishnan Award, ‘Bharat Shiromani Award’, ‘MadhavGouravRatna Achievement Award’, ‘International Lifetime Achievement Award 2009’ and ‘Global Warming Reduction Award 2009’, ‘Educationist of the Year Award 2013’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award by the Patanjali Trust 2014’.
Her current assignments include being a)Member - Board of Management of National BalBhavan b) Member - Executive Committee of National Council for Education Research & Training c) Independent Director of EdCIL (India) Limited d) Independent Director of MLSL, besides being associated with numerous educational institutions in an advisory capacity.
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The NatureNurture curriculum integrates the following elements :
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