Explorations — Children

northstar Nov 15, 2019
Our  flagship learning experiences, the “Explorations”, are experiential, interdisciplinary and inquiry-based. These explorations transcend disciplinary boundaries. Explorations are a combination of subjects with an emphasis on projects utilizing sources that go beyond textbooks and exploring relationships among concepts.

Our  young learners recently explored the challenges, risks and  opportunities facing children worldwide. Some of our driving questions  were: What are the basic needs of children? Do they differ in different  places? In what ways are individuals and organisations working to  protect children from risk? Discussing their own experiences helped  children explore the different ways in which children respond to such  challenges and risks.

Learners  explored the different kinds of challenges and risks that children face  in different parts of the world by watching various videos. A key  element was to become aware about the children’s rights framed by the UN  and their correlation with the risks. They  also learnt about how individuals and organisations work for the  protection of children’s rights and what they can do as individuals to  protect themselves and others around them.

Learners  could explore the possibilities of protecting themselves and various individuals in risky situations. There are different threats posed to  them as a child. They became aware of the possible dangers and knowing  about solutions in such unexpected situations. They also showcased their  understanding through role plays which helped them to be better  equipped with such real-life dangers. This experience has made the  learners aware of dangers and how to look after ourselves and be  sensitized towards their surroundings.

-Explorations team — Binny Doshi, Preeti Pareek, Sonal Pala