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Learning Creatively

Gijubhai Badheka was deeply influenced by ancient Indian methods of teaching and opposed the conventional schooling system. He speaks of his views on improving the education system in his books ‘Divaswapna’ or daydreaming, and ‘Education in Primary Schools’.Gijubhai used story telling as a means to attract children to learning and listening in class.Using story sessions as rewards and not...

Divaswapna – An Educator’s Reverie

I waited eagerly for the school to begin. I was eager to take my class and start my work; eager to put my new plan into practice; eager to bring about peace and order in the class; eager to make classroom teaching interesting and win over my pupils. I felt my pulse throbbing.The bell rang. The boys entered their...

A Teacher Remembers

Divaswapna, An Educator's Reverie
Excerpts from the book: Divaswapna, An Educator's Reverie Written by Gijubhai Badheka; Translated by Chittaranjan Pathak Published by National Book Trust, New DelhiI waited eagerly for the school to begin. I was eager to take my class and start my work; eager to put my new plan into practice; eager to bring about peace and order in the class; eager to...

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