Content-Based Education vs Conceptual Learning

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What do you want for your child?
A Content-Based Education or Conceptual Learning?

“Education is the manifestation of perfection already exists in men” that is what Swami Vivekananda is referring to all of us as the search begin, for the teachers and management of schools to discover, what are those characteristics of ‘perfection’? Swamiji expected us to search and establish, implant the mindfulness firmly in the consciousness, attentiveness in the heart of teachers to guide our future generation.
Which learning or education should be taken up for your child to prepare them for the future? Should it be a content-based education which fulfils our merit or should it be the conceptual learning like the IB curriculum offers us that imparts a real understanding?  What is Education and how one shall acquire this in the competitive world like today; where everyone is searching for the real solution as how to be the race to become better and the best. But in the chase of life and asking for a lot from it, somewhere we are completely missing out the real values of education and learning to develop our individual perception of acquiring knowledge. Read More

Creating Learning Experiences

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“Education, education, education ~
Educate and raise the masses, thus alone a Nation is possible”
-Swami Vivekananda

Creating Learning Experiences 1Victorious Kidss Educares (VKE), an IB World School, believes that ‘discovering the ‘Infinite Power’, hidden within every child, is schooling, is parenting’. In this journey, however, the child needs help from Parents, grandparents, teachers and fellow travellers destined to assist and travel with the child; till the mission of their life is fulfilled. That limitless potentials of human children are getting lost, for lack of data inputs, information, educational standards, practices and knowledge, of what to do, staying hidden from the parents. ‘Being gifted, ‘says Dr. Neil Harvey (Dean of Institute for Developing the Human Potential, PA, USA’), is primarily a product of the environment and by that current definition, the level of intelligence can easily be reached by nearly every child.” Read More

The Sugar Candies

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THE WORLD ~ How Does It Appear To Us?

A Child and the Sugar Candies

Not so many days ago, in India there was the boy, lived with his mother in a village near the bank of the river Ganges. Since his early tenure, the boy had proved to portray his potential in learning the lessons that had taught by his mother of kindness, simplicity, and humbleness.On a Sunday morning, there was one sugar candy seller who came to the village to sell handmade sugar candies of fruits and animals in numerous sizes, shapes, designs, and colors to attract the kids in the village. He used to come to this village to sell his candies only on Sundays. All the kids in the village rushed to the sugar candy seller to pick their own choice of candies from the seller. They all liked the candy-man’s candy whenever he visited that village. Read More

The Monkeys & The Vegetable Seller

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A Story of The Monkeys And The Vegetable Seller

Not so long ago, there was a vegetable seller. He lived a peaceful life in a small village where he grew fresh and healthy vegetables along with his father and sold them to make a decent living. Many years passed by, he was now married and had a little son too. To support his bigger family and expand his business, he decided to sell his vegetables in the nearby city. But to do so, he had to travel through a dense jungle which was home to many animals. And amongst the animals, there were some very cunning and smart monkeys too! Read More

Global Citizens of the 21st Century

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Global Citizen of the 21st Century ~ How To Help Our Kids Become True World Citizen

Once the richest nation on this globe (Bhagavat Gita chapter II, Verse 31, page 246 ~ ‘God Talks to Arjuna ~ Paramahansa Yogananda), now the world’s fastest-growing economy taking us to being the 3rd largest GDP & people Purchasing power (PPP) on the globe in 2019 ~ We are an international hub of entrepreneurs being home to more than 7000 startups striving to make this world a better place to live. We, as Indians feel proud when we look back and realize that our lives today are no longer like the lives, our parents and grandparents had lived. Read More

Digital Moderation and Responsibility

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Digital Moderation and Responsibility

Being a 21st-century citizen is quite challenging in today’s ecosystem, where technology is inherently plugged into almost every human life. Where everyone, from Governments and MNCs to grocery stores and taxis, primarily operate and transact ‘Online’, with effortless and carefree ease. Witnessing the other side of the world has become easier than ever and all kinds of foods and utilities can be delivered to the doorstep. And of course, like the other side of a coin, it has brought upon the world, various adversities which are affecting our millennials psychologically and physically. Compulsive use of social media, obsessive gaming and ‘binge-watching’ due to the overflowing content strewed by the internet, to name a few.
In recent years, as we all know, many schools have enhanced their teaching and learning styles with contemporary gadgets and software to develop better ways of imparting knowledge. And fortunately, knowing about the above-mentioned issues and threats, many parents doubt this change in our education system and hold westernisation as the direct cause of all these issues.

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Educating the Character (Part 2)

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Educating the Character ~ Part 2

At Victorious Kidss Educares, a learning environment is created for the child where; – the kids are encouraged to be ‘Inquirers’ ~ questioning society’s long-lived traditions and guidelines instead of obliviously joining the ‘Human Herd’. In Swami Vivekananda’s words, “If you do not allow one to become a lion, one will become a fox”?

– The process of the academics is aimed at making them Knowledgeable, develop an attitudse to learning (ATL) ~ a love for learning skill ~ about the real-life concepts and critically think of problems and analyze them instead of being a static receiver of undirected or directed bits of ‘data ~ information’.
– they confidently Communicate and accept information with an Open-minded attitude and make principled and unbiased decisions with integrity, fairness, and respect towards every human culture. Read More

Educating the Character (Part 1)

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Educating the Character ~ Part 1

Since the dawn of civilization in human life, the primary goal of imparting knowledge was to guide the new generations towards the betterment of society and educate them with the necessary qualities required to achieve that goal. They learned through Smaranam (Listening), Mananam (Reflection), Nidhidhyasanam (Meditation). Listening itself was through being near the Guru (Teacher) and was the beginning of Upanishad. There are many Upanishads ~ more than 100, some say or claim it to be a number close to 108. About 1500 years ago, Shankaracharya, chose to comment upon 12 of them and today those twelve Upanishads are studied by those, who wish to sincerely learn about ‘Vedanta’ ~ The end of all knowledge. At Victorious Kidss Educares, we couple these principles and as was advised by Swami Vivekananda ~ towards education for the children of 21 Century ~ to couple Western Education of IB coupled with Vedanta. The stress and importance is towards, first building a good loyal, committed, truthful character ~ who has developed the will power, concentration ~ to learn and be able to apply in the real world?

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10 Ultimate Benefits of IB

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10 Ultimate Benefits of Pursuing IB

Every person reading this page has learning styles, that were not suited to their school styles. Tagore, Einstein, Churchill, Edison, Isaac Newton had learning styles, that were not suited to their school styles. And the same mismatch continues today, for millions of others. Every parent aspires to bring in an education, for their children to better the life for their child, make it more meaningful, with happier than their own ambience. The 21st century parents want their child to grow up as women and men of the world, not just intellectually but also want to concentrate on their holistic development and prepare them to thrive in an increasingly globalized, people and tech savvy challenging world.

Academic education alone is not enough because it deeply underestimates what our kids now, can do. It is a fundamental error to think, if we just improve their academic contents and perhaps add a few other skills, such as a sport, a language, art or chess or flying skills, all will be well. That is a mistake. We need to empower our kids further to exercise their own brain potential and thinking ~ creative and critical, to sustain and face the world. Read More