Nai Taalim

Learning Parks was one of the first experiments co-created by Shikshantar in Udaipur in the year 2000.

What lies have you been taught by your school? How have you been trying to unlearn them? 

Many years ago, I had an idea of publishing a book full of confessions in which teachers asked for an apology for their crimes against children in school.

“If nai talim gets imprisoned into a system, it will be killed. If that should happen there will be no room for initiative, and people will spend their time contriving how this piece of knowledge can be correlated with that activity. We must steer clear of that kind of thing.”

This film features the late Narayan Desai, writer, Gandhian activist, freedom fighter, chancellor, homeschooler from Gujarat, India. He grew up with Mahatma Gandhi. He shares some of his inspiring experiences with nai taleem.

 

This film is about the late Sri Dayalchand Soni, a Gandhian thinker, writer, activist, educator, school principal, and owner of a flour grinding mill in Udaipur. He shares some radical stories on a new vision of education.

A beautiful radical poem critiquing the way 'literacy' has been framed by development projects.

Interview with Helena Norberg Hodge, author of Ancient Futures and Economics of Happiness

Named after Gandhi’s call for a new vision of education, this festival inspires viewers to dream beyond the dominant model of factory schooling.

Imagine a group of MBA students... starting their own real green company and issuing a slow money IPO as part of their studies.