To Live As Many Childhoods As Possible

To Live As Many Childhoods As Possible Contemporary English-language picturebooks in India   India has the one of the highest reading rates of the world [1], one of the largest young populations, one of the fastest growing publishing industries [2], and one of the strongest linguistic bases in terms of English and local languages [3].…

Understanding a Design-led Liberal Arts Education

Understanding a Design-led Liberal Arts Education   There is much interest (and some confusion!) in a modern liberal arts curriculum at education institutions across the world. At its core, a liberal arts education aims to develop well-rounded individuals with knowledge of a wide range of subjects, and with an understanding of a range of transferable…

BEACON: Avasara Academy

BEACON: Avasara Academy BEACON is a series that profiles, highlights and celebrates the work done by organisations and individuals for their initiatives in education and skills. We welcome referrals, but we tend to profile those groups whose work we understand and know well. There is no consideration of any kind for the BEACON series and…

The Hearth launches ‘School Design Thinking’™

“Too many bolted-on devices and the school begins to look more like a kitchen utensil-rack rather than an organisation, with a device for every purpose but no menu for the meal.” (Charles Handy)   Designing Schools for a Changing Future Many of the schools being built are unsuited to the changing future pedagogy, curriculum and…

Children need a formal interdisciplinary art and craft curriculum

Curriculum planning has always had a role for the art and craft curriculum. The justification has been mainly on psychological and on individualistic grounds. Creating or making something is of great educational significance. It gives students pride and confidence in their own achievement; it develops gross and fine motor skills; and it develops imagination and…

Designing and Delivering CSR for India Inc.

“Do things right, not just the right things”   The Hearth Education Advisors is a leading education and skills consultancy with a focus on delivery and innovation. We can help companies in India design and deliver corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in the education and skills sectors. If your ambition is to support India’s rising generations…