Learning Curve - Issue XXIV

The starting point of this issue is Mahatma Gandhi’s Nai Talim which he envisaged over many years and made available in 1937. Children learn by making and doing and it is by relating these two to the larger context that the understanding of the whole picture is obtained. It is this larger picture that this issue has tried its best to present. This issue has also attempted to take a long, hard look at the relevance that Nai Talim has in the India of today, nearly eight decades later. The explorations are on the idea of Nai Talim and the overall visions of a ‘good society’, rethinking Nai Talim in the light of the NCF of 2005, as well as in the present context. This has been done against the background of experiments with present day ideas of education and work. Keeping all this in mind, the way forward is for us, as an emerging society, to draw lessons that help us to create knowledge with an emphasis on values that sustain and are in turn sustainable.
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