Usha Kandari, Physics Lecturer, Government Girls Inter College Rajpur Road
Out Of Syllabus Project
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What we do!
With the Out of Syllabus project, we aspire to reimagine role-models for students within academic institutions and encourage them to seek inspiration from the ones, they’ve known forever. The project aims at transforming school aisles into ‘Wisdom Corridors’ i.e., a gallery exhibiting life-lessons of teachers that students can access when feeling lost or alone.
It also focuses on enhancing immersive conversations between teachers and students by creating a safe space for them to connect. Alongside, creating a unique database of learning that can act as a repository on human interest stories and as an advice bank for budding change makers.
The emphasis on personal relationships, positive mindset and building understanding are foundational to the creative process. By allowing students the space to connect and understand their teachers and peers, they are better able to experiment and freely move through the creative process.
We begin by creating a ‘Wisdom Club’ in school. A curated set of students are coached in 21st century skills of communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, film making and journalism.
The student members of the ‘Wisdom Club’ work alongside award-winning designers and illustrators to create striking and informative poster prints that carry the life lessons of the teachers along with their pictures. These exhibits transform the school corridors/walls into a “Wisdom Gallery” that tells its spectators the life-stories of those teachers.