Eklavya – The Science Course
Eklavya, is a unique and revolutionary science course that focuses on a simple thing which every parent wants to do and i.e. satisfy the bubbling curiosity of their children. So, in Eklavya we focus on that by telling one single story that starts with mankind’s quest to make sense of this world (from the time they came on this planet) and in the process make Sciences a curiosity driven exploration and imagination for children rather than a formula and definition driven lifeless subject. As the course unfolds all the major theories of all the science subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Geology are covered in detail, in an integrated manner.
- Coverage: All the major theories of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Geology taught at schools
- Batch Size: One class will typically have around 5-8 kids only.
- Session Duration & Frequency: Around 1.5 hours once/twice a week.
- Total No. of Sessions: Around 75-80.
- Age: Kids aged (typically) 10 years and above
What is Eklavya all about?
Curiosity and more curiosity: Every kid in the class has the right to ask as many questions as he or she wants to ask. Children’s curiosity is encouraged and enhanced by making it a priority.
Curiosity is handled…not answered: As questions tumble out, we work on them with the children in a way that helps them own their questions, thereby developing an inherent interest in Sciences. This works wonders for their curiosity for Science becomes accessible rather than a complicated subject.
How is that done?
Interconnections between subjects/concepts is the tool: Questions require scientific concepts to get answered. However, if concepts are presented in an isolated manner then they make no sense to imagination of children. This is the key strength of Eklavya. All the concepts across the subjects, and within subjects, are presented in an interconnected fashion thereby creating deep imaginations. In Eklavya all the previous classes drive the future class. Towards the end of the course we draw a single chart that integrates all the classes/theories across all the subjects into a single visual framework. This not only helps kids make sense of this world in totality (and not in bits and pieces) but also triggers their curiosity in a way that they learn to use it to create solutions.
How does that help?
Independent Thinking & Empathy: Since all scientific concepts in this course take birth in an interconnected fashion in the context of children’s curiosity, it helps them grasp the scientific concepts from the first principles thereby developing an independent thinking mind. Also, as children through their own independent thinking participate in natural creation of answers, they naturally develop an empathetic mindset to various viewpoints. An empathetic independent thinker is what the future demands.
In short, the Eklavya course, uses Science as a tool to get children ready to face the fast paced technology led world that’s developing. While doing so it ensures that children learn the basic scientific theories in a way that they develop a natural inclination for Sciences.