Islands of Wisdom
As part of the “Islands of Wisdom” project, Dakshin Foundation and ANET, in collaboration with the Wipro Applying Thought in Schools (WATIS) initiative is implementing a holistic approach to education in order to strengthen foundational learning. The programme is being run as an after-school intervention in the South Andaman region for students of Classes 3, 4 and 5.
The intervention is being built to focus on language, comprehension and expression skills through using innovative teaching and learning methods. By employing learning level appropriate, contextualised, and hands-on activities, students are encouraged to explore concepts individually and in a manner that cuts across traditional subject boundaries.
The methodologies employed and the principals followed aim to develop independent thinkers and curious learners with a strong sense of appreciation for the environment. To this end, the content used at our centre is developed in-house and through studying the work of organisations with similar goals.
Currently being developed as a small scale intervention, the programme is being planned in the long-term as a replicable model that will rely on contextualised content and the integration of school teachers and local facilitators into the centre, creating a shared space that relies on an integrated model of teaching.