This paper was presented at
Psychology: The Indian Contribution
National Conference on
Indian Psychology, Yoga and Consciousness
organised by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research
at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education
Pondicherry, India, 10-13 December 2004

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Integral education: Learning through self

Ankita Mendiratta — M.S. University, Baroda.

This paper takes up in detail the importance, components, and content (learning material, subjects, environment, play-based approach) of Integral education. It also delineates the principles of true learning, and highlights various aspects of the learning process including the role of the teacher, learning through self (attitude), development-based learning, and process-based learning. The paper concludes with a case study of "integral education in practice" in Chetan Balwadi -- a laboratory nursery school of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Faculty of Home Science, M.S. University, Baroda.

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