An endeavour in line with the right principle and aligned with Nature’s trend will always be on the right track of success. In this context and background, the guidelines incorporated in the Educational application are as follows.
Sri Aurobindo has said that “Every child is a Soul in evolution”.
Swami Vivekananda has said that “Every soul is potentially Divine”.
The interpretation of this in its working means that since nothing can be taught the role of a teacher has to be like a helper to assist, suggest, train, show, perform and so on, so as to engage the student look and learn oneself, to think, understand, do, experience and to search in to oneself and realize from the storehouse of knowledge potential which is already there.
“Yatra Naryastu Poojyante Ramante Tatra Devataha”, Where Women are Honored, Divinity Blossoms There
“Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitaha”, Righteousness and Ethics
“Desha Seveye Isha Seve”, Service for Nation Building
“Culture is the lifeline of a nation”
“Existence as Bharat is our Existence”
The capacity of the mind and brain as gifted to every human being by Nature is enormous. They are to be known, controlled, trained, harnessed, to make use of them as a vital instrument in learning.
The mind’s role in education is crucial. While the outer mind gathers information through filtration as bits and pieces, the subconscious mind absorbs totally. To overcome this shortfall of the outer mind, subjecting the outer mind to develop the power of concentration in its routine will help the learning process immensely.
In brief, the functioning process of the brain is firstly Absorption, then Assimilation and next is Re expression. When the learning process is aligned and balanced with the brains mode of functioning it will be an ideal situation.
In the early age, children will have active memory power by which they can by-heart any texts easily and quickly. This rational advantage to be fully made use of to by heart slokas, Bhagavad Geeta, Veda Mantras, Amara Kosha, Subhashitas, Sanskrit Panini Sutras etc, English grammar, mathematical tables, formulas etc which are planned in the curriculum.
Similarly, the subjective aspects of learning related to feelings and likings such as singing, dancing, drawing, etc which are feasible are introduced.
For effective learning and better performance, it is better to proceed to learn:-
- From easy to difficult.
- Present/Near situation to past/far period.
- From gross concept to subtle concepts.
- To introduce visuals, examples, practical involvement.
- To understand the temperament of the child and to move along with it.
- To have friendly, effective, playful, encouraging, cleanliness and serene atmosphere
- To have a close and constant observation, interaction and assessment for suitable remedial measures and implementation.