Grateful to Sundar, Pratap and Ranjit for spending time with the children and giving them the opportunity to explore electronics. Children got to use multimeter and understand connectivity.
About the team who conducted the workshop:
We are a team of engineers who run STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) land – that are rural STEM centres in two outreach schools of Auroville – Udavi School and Isai Ambalam School. Both schools aspire towards holistic development of the child and the managements are progressive. The children attending come from villages surrounding Auroville.
At STEM land children learn Mathematics, Electronics, 3D Printing, Programming (in Scratch, Alice, Geogebra), Mindstorms (Robotics) and play strategic games that enhance logical thinking. The children take responsibility of their learning and plan their goals each week related to their curriculum and beyond it. This self-directed learning is based on Sri Aurobindo’s first True principle of education “Nothing can be taught”. They create projects that represent their mastery over concepts they learn and can share following constructionism. They and work individually, in pairs or peer groups and ask for support from facilitators when they need it. With younger children we work on real life projects that impact their surroundings.