THE LABORATORY OF EDUCATIONGRAMMANGAL’SLEARNING HOME
GRAMMANGAL GALAXY – P ROJECTS & ACTIVITIESTribal Children EducationConsultancy to Schools in MaharashtraShort-term and Long-term training programsLearning Home – the laboratory of education at PuneHobby Homes in MaharashtraSubject LabsTeaching-Learning AidsParent Education ProgramPublication on education and learningTeracotta ProjectBilingual Project
TRIBAL EDUCATION PROJECT – AINA, VIKRAMGARHVikaswadis Vocational Education•A multi-grade school with attached crèche and preschool. •Personal attention to each individual.•Use of graded self-learning material, locally prepared by teachers •Strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes of each individualthemselves. are channeled into proper direction.•Use of indigenous low cost material. •Students are carefully nurtured so they progress and choose•Flexible planning. vocations they really enjoy.•Emphasis on activities out of wall. •Education made relevant to life and democratic living.•Continuous evaluation system with no stress on examination. Why this work has importance?Primary & Middle school •Very remote area.•Project method integrating all Curriculum subjects. •Government schooling is unavailable.•Democracy education program. •Even simple resources like road and electricity are not available.•Math’s enrichment program. •14 such Grammangal units are in operational in this remote area.•Training in athletics. •More than 500 adivasi children’s are benefitted and brought to•Exposure and training in Hindustani classical music. schooling.•Natural farming as integral part of the school.•Environment education program.•Education in Arts.•Self-discipline and self-dependence.•Education associated with Life-skills.Learning in Vikaswadi
SUBJECT LABSConcept of Laboratory Laboratory of following subjects•Every subject is a science by itself. •Language•Every subject should be projected to students as a science. •Mathematics•Children need to understand the concepts in any subject. Not •Scienceenough to study any subject piecemeal but need to understand it •Historyfrom all angles. •Geography•Traditional classroom teaching is unable to satisfy this need. •Arts/Handicrafts •Music •Food and nutrition •EnvironmentGrammangal Subject Laboratory•Every subject is systematically laid out in a laboratory, based onits development trajectory. Practical implementation•Children can visit these laboratories and improve their •Subject Lab is started in Bharat Vidyalay, Waiunderstanding. •Bharat Vidyalay is a school for Children of Below Poverty Line•They will also be able to resolve the mutual relationship between families setup by Kirloskar Foundation, in Wai.subjects •This school is under Grammangal consultancy.e.g., History/Geography, History/Language, History/Science, andother subjects too.
LEARNING HOMEObjective•A Home should transform into an education system.•The entire house should keep learning all the time.•The household, children and the `teaching’ faculty should all blend together.•Children should be able to grow with confidence.•Children should develop ability to take decisions, solving problems.•Children should develop scientific approach towards all subjects.•They should learn to relate with the environment, develop gracefully to become good citizens.•Children become sensitive to arts, aesthetics, literature and languages and learn to enjoythem.•Conscious efforts from parents can make the entire learning process effective.•Education is not merely to become literate, but to “learn how to live”.•Education and life’s routine out to blend and learning must be useful in life.•Search for various intelligence and they must be encouraged.
LEARNING HOME – EDUCATION METHODBrain based EducationBrain is a learning organ. The process of learning flows through the brain and its capacity to learn isimmense.Constructive approachChildren carry out the construction and arrangement of their knowledge by themselves. It is important andnecessary to provide proper environment so that children can get variety of experiences and learn on theirown.Cognitive ScienceChilds learning process includes neurological science, anthropology, multipleintelligence, philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence and linguistics.
LEARNING HOME - PROCESSLearning Process•Child centric practices.•Children from different household come together as a family.•Develop self-discipline and self-dependence.•Develop ability of self-learning.•Children learn with their innate nature.•Progress of every individual child is monitored.•Personalized education process.•Multi-faceted learning.•Group learning.•Project based approach.Evaluation Process•Continuous on-going evaluation.•Evaluation of ability development.•Self evaluation.•Evaluation of learning process.•MI based evaluation
LEARNING HOMELearning home now•62 children from age group 2.5Yrs to 13Yrs.•22 resource persons from various fields.•Constructive approach.•Multiple intelligence based activities.•Documentation of each child.•Documentation of each activity carried out at Learning Home.•On going teachers and parents training.•School campus build by students, parents and teacher’s as a learningprocess in most eco-friendly design using eco-material.•Located at Gandhi-Bhavan campus, next to Poona Blind School, Kothrud.
ABOUT GRAMMANGALOur Founders UNICEF + Grammangal UNICEF has provided unstinted support to GM for the past Late admashree Anutai Wagh several years. Just recently, it has extended its commitment to an initiative aiming at “enhancing the quality of classroom processes” in government primary schools. Initially, this Awarded Padmashree in 1984 project, termed as ‘Quality Package Programme’, is to cover in recognition of her work in 400 schools – to be gradually extended to several thousand the field of childhood others in Chandrapur and Yeotmal districts. Another project education in tribal area. is to prepare video and print material for Teachers’ Training Modules. YCMOU + Grammangal Prof. Ramesh Panse GM is preparing courses for Certificate, Degree and Post- graduate levels for teachers in Early Childhood Education Professor of development (ECE) for the Yeshwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open economics and a passionate University. educationist. Co-founder and guiding spirit of GM. Authority on childhood Sir Ratan Tata Trust + Grammangal education. With the support of Sir Ratan Tata Trust, a technology-based training programme for ECE teachers is already developed.Acknowledgements/Appriciation We are currently carrying out a consultancy project for•John Dalvi Award from the Lesley Swaney Institute, for strengthening Anganwadi’s (Preprimary schools) run by thesocial work, in 1990 (Ramesh Panse) govt. in Nandurbar, with their support.•Award for Outstanding Social Work from Rotary Club ofThane, in 1991 (Ramesh Panse)•Joshi Foundation, Thane, for social work, 1997 (NileshNimkar)•Joshi Foundation, Thane, for social work, 2005 (SushmaPadhye)•Father Maschio Award from Don Bosco Institute, forLIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, 2003.
CONTRIBUTION TO ECE ELSEWHEREGrammangal contribution to ECE Training support rendered to:The methodology adopted and advocated by GM in GRAMMANGAL has also contributed occasionalassisting students in their development has by now training supports to other well-known institutions.impressed and motivated many renowned private Some of them are:schools in Maharashtra. With assistance from GM,they are initiating a process transforming their 1. Orchid School, Puneprimary schools in constructive pedagogy. Some of 2. Balmohan Vidyalaya English Medium Pre-these are: primary, Dadar 3. Sharadashram Vidyalaya, Dadar1. Save The Children 4. MIT Pre-school, Pune2. A.K.Joshi English Medium School, Thane. 5. Vidya Pratishthan English Medium, Baramati3. Shree Mauali mandal Vidyalaya, Thane 6. Revachand Bhojwani Academy, Pune4. Shreerang Vidyalaya, Thane 7. Kamla Nimkar Balbhavan, Phaltan5. Usha Mehendale Vidyalaya, Thane 8. Tarun Bharat Sangha, Alwar, Rajasthan.6. Bharat Vidyalay, Wai 9. Ruia Balwatika, Ramgadh, Rajasthan.7. Gurukul, Badlapur 10. Dhrangadhra, Gujarat8. Aksharnandan Pre-school section, Pune 11. Smt Anjoli Ela Menon’s school, Delhi.9. Sanskruti Sanvardhan mandal , Nanded10. Anganwadi, Nandurbar11. Bajaj Foundation , Wardha12. Many more….
NEED YOUR SUPPORTFunds Rquirement Ways to contribute 1. Sponsoring one Vikaswadi (budget of 25Activity Amt. children per year) = Rs.200,000/- required/Year 2. Sponsor a Pre-primary teacher per year =Design and development Rs.60,000 Rs.60,000/-of Teaching/learning 3. Sponsor a Primary teacher per year = Rs.84,000/-material and aids 4. Late Anutai Wagh Foster Parent Scheme , annual supporting subscription:Musical/Dance Rs.15,000 1. Rs.3000/- per child in a pre-instruments primary classSports Equipments Rs.10,000 2. Rs.5000/- per child in primary classOther instruments Rs.10,000 3. Rs.25,000/- per child of aStationary Rs.15,000 residential secondary school.Campus Maintenance Rs.40,000 Other ways to support 1. Volunteer with your skillsTeachers Salary Rs.8,00,000 2. Donate generouslyDocumentation Rs.90,000 3. Sponsor an activity
READY TO SUPPORT ?How to pay? Contributor benefitsPlease draw your cheque/draft in the name of: All donations are exemptedGRAMMANGAL under Income Tax - 80G.How to reach us? Grammangal is authorized to accept donations in foreignGrammangal’s Learning Home currencies as well. RequiredGandhi Bhavan CampusNext to pune blind school FCRA details can be provided onKothrud Pune 411028. India demand.Ph. 91- 20 – firstname.lastname@example.org@grammangal.orgwww.grammangal.org