Disha India

Programs Learning Expedition for Educators and Mentors

Courage to Lead is a learning expedition for educators and mentors who would like to experience and understand how to connect learning with the real life of a child and make the process of teaching-learning real, meaningful and challenging for children. The big idea is to develop the understanding and skills to use real life experiences as a source and pedagogic medium for teaching and learning and make the learning contextual and personalized for children. The end goal is to develop the required understanding and skills for creating Experiential Learning classrooms, schools and community spaces.

The learning expedition will help participants to understand and question their own beliefs about teaching, learning and education as a whole. It will enable them to see structures and processes that limit them as an educator/mentor and learn to find leverage for change. Courage to lead is for educators and mentors who prefer to lead the desired change in school and society by modelling it.

The Learning outcomes of the expeditions are:
  • To understand how children learn from experiences
  • To understand the theory of Experiential Learning
  • To understand how to design learning expeditions
  • To experience and understand what it takes to be an experiential educator and mentor
  • To experience craftsmanship, excellence and rigour and how to develop craftsmanship and character through expeditions
  • To understand how to design assessments for and of learning and how to integrate it with expeditions
  • To experience and understand the pedagogy of circle time for building a culture of care and compassion
  • To understand and develop the personal learning process and learning flexibility
  • To understand how to initiate, manage and sustain change in schools and communities
  • To develop systems thinking habits and how to see and act systemically
  • To discover personal vision and create a self-development plan
The Expedition Design

Courage to Lead is a 10-day learning expedition where participants will go through integrated real-life experiences for developing the required understanding and skills of the program. It is a fully residential program. The expedition will be supplemented and reinforced by one-on-one coaching. The purpose of one-on-one coaching sessions is to assist participants in designing learning expeditions for their respective schools and communities. .

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Schools that have participated

So far around 700 educators from 150 different schools and organization across India have been a part of the learning expeditions. Some of these schools/organizations are…

  • The Heritage School, Gurgaon and New Delhi
  • Anand Niketan, Sewagram, Wardha
  • The Assam Valley School, Assam
  • Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun
  • Azim Premji Foundation, Bangaluru
  • The Daly School, Indore
  • Educational Initiatives, Ahmedabad
  • Sanskriti - The Gurukul, Guwahati
  • Shashvat Concept School, Amravati
  • Akanksha Foundation, Pune and Mumbai
  • Teach for India
  • Nisarg Batika, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • The Little Kingdom Senior School, Theni
  • Viveka School of Excellence, Mysore
  • Attalim Group of Schools, Mumbai
  • Rainbow Homes, Delhi, Chennai and Patna
  • Delhi Public School, Surat, Pune, Gurgaon, Patna, Tapi, Guwahati & Ludhiana
Participants of Courage to lead 2018 created a resource book 'Delhi-Then and now' for the middle school students as an end product of the History Citybound Expedition.  'Call of the Wild' and 'Roars and Chirps'