A holistic, inclusive school for India: prakritik parisar
Education in India is still exam oriented, where life outcomes for learners are influenced by performance on standardized tests. The purpose of this project was to develop a curricular structure for a proposed school, challenging the status quo by minimizing focus on sorting learners by percentages and maximizing a 21st century student-centred model that emphasizes learning. In Sanskrit the words Prakritik Parisar mean the natural environment. Adopting this name for the proposed school communicates the embodiment of a traditional, organic Vedic atmosphere in which contemporary teaching is fused with noted Indian philosophies. The goal of Prakritik Parisar School is to offer curriculum for learners to explore their abilities, discover their strengths, and fervently pursue their interests.