Mainstream factory kind education paradigm tends to promote more submissive, obedient, and trained graduates, so that those coming out of the education system will keep the cogs of society turning in order to maintain profit margins of large companies & of governments in a system that requires maintenance of status quo.
Here we share All about alternative education, and how it makes the difference!
Mainstream education is focused less on each individual and their growth and more on creating a supply of worker bees that can go out into the world and operate within the confines that the system has set out.
Alternative education utilizes holistic approach, inclusive environment, differentiated instruction, and enhanced counselling services based on student’s , social, emotional and learning need.
Alternative education Promotes Learning that is increasingly student-initiated and self directed. The anchor of an alternative school is its philosophy.
Another key feature is smaller learning environments, which facilitate student development and engagement, and is conducive to delivering student-centered pedagogy.
For learning effectiveness and relevance, focus is on connecting “the related life experience of the learner; and the emotions stored in memory which relate to that learning.
Alternative education, primarily offers students the opportunity to learn within their own style and at their own pace.
A– Away from mass instruction big factory kind, artificial same age grouped classes where everyone is tested on same standardized exam.
L-Leads to discovery of what one loves to do
T-Tailored to suit the needs, style, pace, interest with differentiated instruction and enhanced counselling
E-Experiential, hands on, activity and project oriented, in smaller groups
R-Remedial in nature, makes learning fairly easy and comfortable for those having hard time in mainstream factory education
N– Non Competitive
A-Anchored by Holistic Philosophy, takes care of social emotional & behavioral aspects.Gateway to learn social emotional skills, develop healthy relationships & careers!
T-Transforming for all, be it student teachers, parents and society at large, as its a community coming together
I– Inclusive, take everyone along, no one is left behind, every child is special and his needs to be taken care
V-Vocational Skill Development Oriented
E– Ecstatic Evolving Educational journey!