Frontlist | Indian Author “Chetan Bhagat” and Ritesh Rawal’s discussion
A candid conversation between Ritesh Rawal and Chetan Bhagat highlights that how both conventional and unconventional learning methods are important to shape the career of children from an early age.
Ritesh Rawal an Education Philosopher, who is known for his education philosophy “Manifestism”, one of its kind and first in class Early Childhood Education initiative “Dudes and Dolls The Cosmic School and social transformation work that he has been doing through Ritesh Rawal Foundation.
Writing is also one of Ritesh’s passions, and he was interested in exploring and developing this talent at an early age but never got the complete direction and insights, Ritesh explored Chetan’s journey as an author especially how it started. During their discussion Chetan Bhagat revealed that he wrote something for the first time as a writer when he was in class 5th but at that time he didn’t realize his full potential as a writer but the initial spark was generated at an early age, when his teacher asked him to write something for the school newsletter.
According to Chetan, School education played a very important role in his life, school helped in developing confidence, provided an environment to understand diversity, making friends with new people, working in collaboration with others, in fact, the overall personality development happened in School.
Both Ritesh and Chetan agreed that schools and stakeholders involved in education need to start taking small and more common sense based initiatives to make education relevant and contextual for the future generation; for example, Chetan shared his thoughts about small initiative such as using google maps to teach geography in the classroom.
In 2012, when Ritesh’s started one of its kind and first in class Early Childhood Education the initiative “Dudes and Dolls The Cosmic School”, his basic idea was to make education development centric and relevant to the current context of education, Ritesh designed learning environment and space by keeping small things in mind which are relevant and great value addition for the students for example Ritesh created Six Sigma lab and introduced the concept of quality in the early childhood education.
In sync with Ritesh Rawal is full of such practical insights, which are relevant; practical to implement can help in breaking down education transformation by creating building blocks.
Source: India Education Diary