An Introduction to unSchool


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An Introduction to unSchool

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  2. 2. Anne Sullivan (1866 – 1936)<br />"I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built upon the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think. Whereas, if the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself, instead of sitting indoors at a little round table, while a sweet-voiced teacher suggests that he build a stone wall with his wooden blocks, or make a rainbow out of strips of coloured paper, or plant straw trees in bead flower-pots. Such teaching fills the mind with artificial associations that must be got rid of, before the child can develop independent ideas out of actual experience.”<br />
  3. 3. The Unschool Concept<br />To provide all the necessary skills <br />that will help a child become <br />scientific and innovative <br />and get life skills<br />
  4. 4. Mission<br />To file at least one patent every year in the name of one student<br />To solve real-life problems<br />To generate revenue from the students’ creations and share with them<br />
  5. 5. Inspirations<br />Backyard Science, Time Warp (TV Programs)<br />SUPW (Socially Useful Productive Work) in Schools<br />How Things Work Series (<br />,<br />
  6. 6. What should we do?<br />Do and then Learn<br />Unlearn<br />Think and Innovate<br />Make or Produce<br />Sell<br />
  7. 7. Components- Science & Tech<br />Backyard Science- Learning by experimenting<br />IT/ Technology- Understanding the cutting-edge developments in technology<br />Engineering- Break apart small machines/ toys to understand fundamentals like gears, energy, motion etc. <br />Project Assistance- Prototyping to solve real-life problems (like modeling to avoid an overhead tank spilling over)<br />
  8. 8. Components- Arts<br />Languages<br />Photography- Still, Video, Abstract- Using easily available cameras in mobile phones and digicams<br />Film Making- Animation, Motion, Documentary- converting a storyline into a small film<br />Sculpture, Puppetry, Embroidery<br />Theatre<br />Nature Appreciation- Trekking and Cycling to observe and appreciate nature<br />Art Appreciation- Understanding and experimenting with Painting, Drama and Music<br />Community Development- Like beautifying the colony<br />
  9. 9. Previous learnings<br />Workshops and Interactions<br />
  10. 10. Introduction to robotics<br />
  11. 11. The strategy game<br />
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  13. 13. Making & Racing remote-controlled cars<br />
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  15. 15. Problem solving: water overflow<br />
  16. 16. Learning geometry<br />
  17. 17. Design challenge: tallest, strongest<br />
  18. 18. Hand gliders<br />
  19. 19. Our promise<br />
  20. 20. About US: Anirudhphadke<br />CEO, Beyond Teaching<br />Ex-General Manager, IWS, Indore<br />MBA, IIM-Kozhikode (First batch-1999)<br />Experienced educator<br />Trained students for MBA Entrance<br />Business Innovator<br />Started Online Tutoring at Career Launcher<br />Helped design and implement an in-house ERP<br />Keen education-technology integrator<br />Engineering experience of 3 years <br />
  21. 21. About US: Dilipsen<br />Indore ka “FungshukWangdu”<br />Engineer by qualification<br />Innovator by birth!<br />Intelli-bike- with sensors, wireless<br />Mentor for innovation<br />
  22. 22. Contact us<br />AnirudhPhadke- 9993577035<br /><br />