“I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand” the famous Chinese proverb fits exactly to what I would call Mahatma Gandhi International School. The lush green, colourful school located in the heart of Ahmedabad is a hub of learning. The school surrounded with trees all around gives the little minds fresh thought, a thought which is out of the box making each student unique and different. The colourful atmosphere gives new ideas to the young ones. The friendly environment encourages students to take initiatives and absorb the world of knowledge that awaits them.
Mahatma Gandhi International School works on the principles of “Gandhi” where each individual is equal. The school has its own philosophy; the pedagogy of exchanging knowledge makes this school unique. The school deals with a different approach to make students understand the concepts through activities. The school believes that the student learns from experiencing in different environments, therefore studies involve using various senses to guide the student in exploration through project and tasks. Developing a multi tasking project where the student gets to learn through senses like visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, olfactory and gustative, helps them comprehend better and makes the learning memorable. Not only does this method teach but also creates a motivation to learn through fun activities that brings in the natural urge to participate. The focus is not on the rote learning but is concentrated on skill based learning that enables the students to face the outer world. Simultaneously, it also allow students to respect others point of views and in the process, develop their own world view. The school provides an exposure to work with people from all around the world that study together and construct their learning together!
Another advantage of this school is that it doesn’t cling to the conventional norms of conducting exams, wearing a school uniform and the usual bell system. The school give students a space to think freely and to create an open mind. This helps students to share their views openly and shape them into all rounded individuals. I think this is what a true education is all about.
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