sensing nature; knowing nature
- jinan kodapully wrote:
> This is to invite you for a two month long event at Aruvacode during
> the April May months. In case u travel to this side (Kerala)
> do drop in for few days.
> Sensing Nature; Knowing Nature is a workshop we have been conducting
> from 2003 at Aruvacode , Nilambur during the summer holidays – April
> and May. Every year about 70 children of the age 5 to 15 from the
> village attend the workshop.
> Each and every time children have proved that they are born genius and
> they need to be left alone to make sense of the world.
> The fundamental issues we raise through this event is the 'nature of
> learning, biologically embedded aesthetic sense in children, role of
> the 'teacher', do nothing method etc.
> It looks like that we are already born with aesthetic sense. I think
> this is our connection to the world and the way we conduct our lives
> provided we leave that to the 'NATURE' in all of us.
> The work shop on sensing nature is for providing space to come
> together to listen, to see, to taste, to touch, feel, to make etc.
> There is no teaching.
> Senses which is our doors to the outer world and also to the inner
> world is what needs to be addressed and that too in a manner that
> would enhance the inherent, natural, biological tendency in all human
> beings to be in beauty and to know.
> Senses connects not only to knowledge but also to the beauty of
> living. Sensitivity is in a way is matter of the awakening of the
> senses and feelings.
> I have uploaded three slide presentations at http://www.slidesha
> 0487 2386723