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Prakriya Teacher Training Centre

Offers one year intensive Teacher Training course – PG Diploma in Holistic Education for those who want to

  • be a creative teacher
  • understand learning and group processes as a parent or informal educator

Courses offered include:

  • 1 Year - PG Diploma in Holistic Education 2016-2107
  • 6 month - Certificate in Holistic Education 2016-2017

These courses are offered in collaboration with Bhoomi College, Bangalore.

About the courses on offer for the year 2016-17

  • 1 year Diploma programme which includes 6 months of course work, three months of internship, project work and presentation of dissertation. The course begins on 11 July 2016 and ends on 7 April 2017.
  • 6 months Certificate programme which includes the same 6 months of course work as for the diploma above; but does not include project work, internship or the requirement of the dissertation. The first term is held from 11 July to 21 October and the second term from 2 January to 28 February.

Basic Information about these courses:

  • This course is designed by the experienced facilitators of Prakriya Green Wisdom School, which has, over the last fifteen years worked with educational philosophy, principles and processes which are enlivening and meaningful for children, facilitators and parents.
  • This diploma programme can be useful to those who wish to be a creative teacher, learning facilitator, especially in progressive schools around the country.
  • You can acquire a nationally recognised B.Ed. degree, if you wish to, through distance education for which you will be supported in enrolment and completion of the course.
  • Engage in holistic enquiry about learning processes and philosophies and purpose of education, critically understand the connections of education with our socio economic system and take up research or educational activism.


Unique features of the Course

  • A cutting-edge curriculum. The programme includes essentials from top-notch research and practice in education and learning worldwide. The findings we will present are relevant not only for the present but also for the future.
  • Learning from innovative educationists with decades of pedagogic and research experience. The faculty for the course are a multi-disciplinary team comprising educationists and heads of institutions as well as facilitators from Prakriya Green Wisdom School.
  • A process approach. Intensive experiential and group sessions, a co-created learning ambience and hands-on engagement through real-life projects, field trips and internships will make your learning exciting, rigorous and transformative.
  • Creative culture-building. You will learn how to use these processes to go beyond teaching/learning to creating, nurturing, sustaining and systematising educational life and work spaces that are creative and meaningful.
  • Your choice of specialisation. You will be free to choose your focus segment from Prakriya Green Wisdom School's nursery, primary, middle school or high school sections, for practical work.
  • Gift Culture. The fees for this programme are highly subsidised by the KNA Foundation and many teachers who donate their time and energy for this course.


Learning Modality
How we learn determines our learning in significant ways. The curriculum includes not only content but also many interconnecting and evolving processes.

Bhoomi’s courses are designed such that a participant can

  • focus more on a mix of experiential and hands-on learning and book and research based learning.
  • learn through observation and co- teaching classes at Prakriya.
  • through field trips, projects and through the many inspiring teachers who visit us…

The programme apart from classroom sessions will include field trips, collaborative assignments, learning to make creative presentations including through videos, self-initiated and student led sessions and much more.

These sessions aim to be as interesting as the classes a creative educator needs to design for her students.

Modules and Calendar
(for both 1 year and 6 month courses on Holistic Education)
For the 6 month course, internship and project work/dissertation work do not apply

July

Inauguration and Orientation

July

Observation sessions in Prakriya Green Wisdom School

July

Orientation along with Bhoomi students of other courses

July-August

Connecting to the school space, philosophy and human issues

August

Residential self-exploration programme at Bhoomi Centre

August - October

Principles of Education; Brain science, multiple intelligences and  
other approaches; Holistic, Experiential  processes.

October

Role of art & music;  theatre, storytelling & use of multimedia

October - November

Education, Sustainability and seeing the 'whole child' – a Holistic  
Enquiry

November-December

Internship

January

Issues regarding Urban life, media etc, – focus on sustainable living
educational processes. (waste, water, air and energy)

January

Deep Ecology –Programme at Sharavathi Rain Forest

January-February

Principles and Practices for Holistic Learning

March-April

Project work and dissertation; Presentations and feedback

 

To apply for these courses (for both 1 year and 6 month courses on Holistic Education)
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9449853834, 080-2844 1173

Last date for receiving applications : 30 - 6 – 2016

 

Admissions 2016 -17
Last date for receiving applications –  30 June 2016

Course begins on –
11 July 2016

Orientation –
11 July 2016

Student Speak

Life is such that we seldom know where the next step will take us. I was an engineer by profession who came to Bhoomi to do a month long course in “Food and Farming” and this helped me inculcate a holistic approach in my garden and also with the food that I consumed. I also began debating with myself as to how we have been abusing this planet for reasons only known to us.


All this led me to enrol for the one year Holistic Education course at Bhoomi College. I was unsure about the outcome and the year passed by with great ease. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Bhoomi which surprisingly never happened during my school and college days. It was an amazing experience to go back to being a student and the chance meeting of people whose belief systems have made a difference in the world. It was during my time at Bhoomi that I began to reflect on my own self and the whole purpose of education. After my apprenticeship with Gubbachi and Steiner schools, I gained a perspective on what I wanted to do in my life.  From that point on, there has been no looking back.”

Deepanjali Naik