Inspiration for creating this video comes from a documentary “Schooling The World” directed by Carol Black.
So far I have organized 6 successful screenings of this documentary and facilitated discussions about challenges of conventional education.
As the project evolved various new, unexpected but nice things happened. Dr. Robert Cook who worked with Helena Norberg in Ladakh came to give an introduction, I made an interview with Satish Kumar about purposeful education, went to the Small School to experience a “school of free spirit” and captured some nice footage, I’m just about to finish my postgraduate studies at Schumacher College…
The story is not yet compete and I’m looking forward to see what comes next.
Beginning of the Journey, Introduction of the Event ~ Dr Robert Cook and me at Kevicc High School, Devon in May 2012
Comments from participants, sharing their experiences of education after watching the documentary “Schooling the World”, with Satish Kumar talking about Local Culture, Nature & Education and Importance of Localization, few insights from other 3 discussions held in Slovenia, and again Satish talking about Rabindrant Tagore and Shantiniketan, about importance of learning directly from nature, engaging with nature!
Comments by School Children from The Small School in Hartland, Satish talking about Relationship, there should not be any differences between students and teachers – everybody has a right to share their own opinion and express what they feel and think. Last part is about the Role of Educators ~ they should all learn how to be facilitators ~ and if they don’t understand, they should learn gardening – growing plants is a perfect example of facilitation – children are like seeds, they grow, all we need to do is provide the right environment and nutritious food!
THIS TREE WILL GROW STRONGER,
SO WE CAN CLIMB UP THE TREE,
TO SEE THE WORLD FROM HIGH ABOVE,
WITH CHILDLIKE EYES,
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD THIS COULD BE
ps… just be the change you wish to see