Promote the concept of free child till 5th standardWe seem to be doing all the wrong things in our school system. There is overwhelming proof that the play way method is the best form of education until the 5th standard. To be sure, the play-way method is the nearest to promoting the concept of a free child. In short, a free child is someone who is allowed to be a child -- that is, with the spirit of inquiry, the same spirit of playing and even breaking things, that are very common to any child at that age. The child grows by asking any number of questions. The child is never taught only the syllabus. In many playschools, they are taken to actual places of work -- be that a railway station, or a hospital, or a shopping mall, and so on. Observation and asking questions is the surest method of learning. And this is the crux of the concept of free child.
Contrary to public perception, the play way method does not mean the children go on playing all day. It is just that they learn everything through play. They keep playing and understand each other. He human mind is capable of learning very fast in those formative years and there is ample record that the children, who are never allowed to be beaten in the play way method, turn out to be the most creative citizens in their later life. They are , more adaptable to change. The HRD Ministry should research this model and take it further. It should be implemented all over India.
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