De-schooling- re claiming the natural cognitive tools and process- Orientation program
Learning to learn ( from teacher/taught paradigm to learner led paradigm)
There is a need to re orient the first year students from ‘teacher dependency’ to ‘independent learner’ there by enabling to student to regain the qualities and abilities of a true learner damaged by the ‘schooling’. Openness, ability to hold doubts, exploring with out fear of making mistakes, humility and innocence. And help students to re look at the tools acquired like rote learning, memory, reasoning etc. These skills are good for storing and processing information not for perception and creativity.
10 to 12 years of spoon fed schooling makes the student in to a passive learner. Where as design education demands independent & self-initiated active learning.
This shift can be quite difficult as 10 years the student had relied on teachers’ words and knowledge thereby making memory and reasoning the only faculty that developed. This leads to fear of exploration, fear of making mistakes, inability to judge ones own work, inability to hold the question/doubt as the mind is very static and is full of rigid notions of what is right & wrong. The brain structure is of a believer, just collections of truism & belief. Habit formed mind.
Learning to Learn Learning to See Learning to Be