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sun19may6:00 pmsun7:30 pmThrough the Looking Glass – Helping children see the new in the old - Ashwin Prabhu6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+05:30) Event Type Talk

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Thanks to formulaic ways of teaching, children often mistake history to be nothing but a bundle of facts - years, names, dynasties and battles. Some children who have a flair for memory respond well to this approach, while most others are quite put off by the singular focus on 'knowledge'. In similar fashion, art in school is usually treated as something meant for those who are able to master a particular technique - again ending up being only for the 'talented' few.   What if there is a way to introduce children to history and art through a process of learning which uses first-hand observation, description and even a little imagination! What if this means that children can be freed from the fear of being wrong and the learning process becomes more inclusive! And finally, what if in this journey, the joy of learning and looking afresh is ignited in the adult’s mind as well!     Using his new book "Sculpted Stones - Mysteries of Mamallapuram" from Tulika Publishers, Ashwin will introduce a new way for children and adults alike to engage with historical art. Expect stunning visuals projected onto a screen and a refreshing new way of exploring our country’s material heritage.     Suitable for: Parents, educators and any adult with an interest in history, art and learning Ashwing Prabhu



May 19, 2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+05:30)

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