~Ganesh, Poovizhi, Saranya
Delhi Government Mentor teachers wished to visit Auroville to learn about the initiatives and steps that Auroville has taken in the field of education.
Mentor teachers is a core group of teachers looking for the academic quality and improvement of Delhi Government schools. As a part of capacity building tour, mentors visited Pondicherry and surrounding areas to learn about alternate pedagogies in teaching and learning.
Due to government mandate of not having large gatherings the group couldn’t visit STEM land schools but they were enthusiastic enough to learn more about STEM land, leadership capacity and stewardship qualities. We met them in Pondicherry where the group learnt about the activities we do in STEM land. They asked about preparing project material and learnt how students create projects in STEM land. We showed them different projects created by students on software like Scratch, Alice etc. They were also keen to know how to motivate teachers to adapt these pedagogies and how to balance both theoretical and practical learning.