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Brahmacharyasrama / Patha-Bhavana
REFORM SCHOOL WITH AN ECOLOGICAL AND ANTI-COLONIALIST FOCUS
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Founding year:
Jahr der Gr├╝ndung:
1901
Time period:
time period:
since 1901
Place:
Ort:
Santiniketan, West Bengal
Region:
Region:
Southern Asia
Country:
Land:
India
Location:
Location:
School building / outdoor
Target Group:
Zielgruppe:
Children
Description
Description
The connection between man and nature is central within Rabindranath Tagore's ecological pedagogy, creating space for an ancient, Indian form of education that contrasts with the otherwise predominant education of the colonial power. At its foundation in 1901, the school bears the title Brahmacharyasrama, after 1925 Patha-Bhavana, today Visva-Bharati University. Visva-Bharati loosely translates as ┬╗India connected to the world┬ź. In classrooms and outdoors, students learn in areas such as art, dance and music, different languages and gain knowledge in areas such as gardening and soil science. There are weekly literary and musical evenings where students showcase their artistic skills to each other and the community. School affairs are decided by various committees, including an environment committee, a health committee and a food committee.
Goals
Goals
A new form of ecological education that focuses on the connection between people and nature. To create an alternative to the education system dominated by the colonial power and to reclaim an ancient Indian form of education.
Outcomes
Outcomes
Creation of an alternative to the education system dominated by the colonial power and recovery of an old, Indian form of education. Symbiosis between man and nature: Numerous trees and flowers were planted as part of the project. Parallel to the development of the school, its surroundings also changed.
Initiators
Initiator*innen
Rabindranath Tagore
Responsible
Responsible
Further information
Further Information
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Students during outdoor classes, Visva-Bharati University (name since 1951). Photo/Source: Universit├Ąt

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Rabindranath Tagore with disciples, Shantiniketan, year and original source unknown. Source: Sesquicentennial Blog 

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