An Introduction to unSchool

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An Introduction to the concept of unSchool.

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  • 1.
  • 2. Anne Sullivan (1866 – 1936)
    "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.”
  • 3. The Unschool Concept
    To provide all the necessary skills
    that will help a child become
    scientific and innovative
    and get life skills
  • 4. Mission
    To file at least one patent every year in the name of one student
    To solve real-life problems
    To generate revenue from the students’ creations and share with them
  • 5. Inspirations
    Backyard Science, Time Warp (TV Programs)
    SUPW (Socially Useful Productive Work) in Schools
    How Things Work Series (howstuffworks.com)
    eHow.com, thereIfixedit.com
  • 6. What should we do?
    Do and then Learn
    Unlearn
    Think and Innovate
    Make or Produce
    Sell
  • 7. Components- Science & Tech
    Backyard Science- Learning by experimenting
    IT/ Technology- Understanding the cutting-edge developments in technology
    Engineering- Break apart small machines/ toys to understand fundamentals like gears, energy, motion etc.
    Project Assistance- Prototyping to solve real-life problems (like modeling to avoid an overhead tank spilling over)
  • 8. Components- Arts
    Languages
    Photography- Still, Video, Abstract- Using easily available cameras in mobile phones and digicams
    Film Making- Animation, Motion, Documentary- converting a storyline into a small film
    Sculpture, Puppetry, Embroidery
    Theatre
    Nature Appreciation- Trekking and Cycling to observe and appreciate nature
    Art Appreciation- Understanding and experimenting with Painting, Drama and Music
    Community Development- Like beautifying the colony
  • 9. Previous learnings
    Workshops and Interactions
  • 10. Introduction to robotics
  • 11. The strategy game
  • 12.
  • 13. Making & Racing remote-controlled cars
  • 14.
  • 15. Problem solving: water overflow
  • 16. Learning geometry
  • 17. Design challenge: tallest, strongest
  • 18. Hand gliders
  • 19. Our promise
  • 20. About US: Anirudhphadke
    CEO, Beyond Teaching
    Ex-General Manager, IWS, Indore
    MBA, IIM-Kozhikode (First batch-1999)
    Experienced educator
    Trained students for MBA Entrance
    Business Innovator
    Started Online Tutoring at Career Launcher
    Helped design and implement an in-house ERP
    Keen education-technology integrator
    Engineering experience of 3 years
  • 21. About US: Dilipsen
    Indore ka “FungshukWangdu”
    Engineer by qualification
    Innovator by birth!
    Intelli-bike- with sensors, wireless
    Mentor for innovation
  • 22. Contact us
    AnirudhPhadke- 9993577035
    anirudh.phadke@gmail.com