Madhuban Public School has been established by Madhuban Educational and Cultural Society registered under the societies registration act 1860 as a non-profitable education society. The school has created a niche for itself in West Delhi in the past 25 years of its operation and is listed by Delhi Government Education department on it’s website for Schools in Delhi.
Madhuban provides children with an enabling environment; one that is rich, allows children to explore, experiment, freely express themselves and one that is embedded in social relations that gives a sense of warmth, security and trust. Music, Art, Theatre and other activities along with opportunities for speaking, listening, sports and arts form this environment.
We at Madhuban design our curriculum to encourage our students to explore for answers. For us, it is important to coach them on “To look for answers rather than provide them with ready solutions”. This differentiates us from the prescriptive teaching.
Madhuban recognizes that the child is an active agent in his or her learning; Learning is an active process of constructing knowledge, and not just acquiring knowledge.
Khalil Gibran has said, “A little knowledge that acts is worth more than much knowledge that is inactive. … Knowledge, the object of knowledge and application of the knowledge – all the three are equally important for motivating to take a wise action.” A person with knowledge confined to books cannot use this wealth when the need for it arises.
SMART EDUCATION at MADHUBAN
Exploratory learning methods is not new to India. Upanishads that date back to 500BC, are some of the oldest scriptures in the world. These scriptures from ancient Indian civilization encouraged an exploratory learning process. Students & Teachers together explored the world of knowledge in search of the truth. The teaching methods used were reasoning & questioning. The education process involved three major processes; that were—Sravana, Manana, Nidhyasana.
Sravana was the stage, where knowledge was passed on to the students in the form of verses, poems, manuscripts and their interpretations.
Manana used to encourage a student to think through the knowledge learnt in the first stage.
Nidhyasana meant comprehension of the truth. It encouraged the students to find what the truth is, understand and apply the principles learnt in life.
This is the basis of SMART EDUCATION at Madhuban.
Teachers at Madhuban assemble tools and resources that can enhance the child’s learning and use child’s natural curiosity as a medium to gain knowledge.
The smart education helps children’s natural sense of wonder at the complexity of the world and stimulates it as a powerful motivation for their learning.