Ananya: A School on a Farm with no Textbooks and no Exams!


Children from various age groups and cultural backgrounds would sit together and share stories. They would talk about rain and cricket and flowers and thus started learning – contextual learning. There were no textbooks, only concepts which the children would themselves introduce without even knowing it. Dr. Rao recounted an incident where a child, while watching a cricket match on TV, said India needs four more runs to win and thus the concept of subtraction was introduced.

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