“Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of a child’s soul and mind.”
Committed to the dictum of ‘teach them the way they learn’, Ms. Anita Dasgupta is an exponent of the Learning Centre methodology. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery and developing skills for life. She firmly believes in creating independent learners, opening doors and providing a stimulating environment. With these underlying thoughts, she has been instrumental in development, effective implementation, assessment and innovation of the Foundation Years curriculum across Manav Rachna International Schools. As a certified Trainer, she has conducted multiple in-service training programs to orient educators with innovative pedagogy and planning curricular objectives to keep the inherent desire to explore and learn alive in children.
In the initial years of her career, she was appointed by the British Home government to enhance multicultural sensitivity in main stream schools of Leicestershire. She worked in British state schools, supporting practitioners to develop resources and teaching strategies to effectively engage children of multi ethnicity. Officiating in various capacities in schools across regions of India, she helped integrate multiple intelligences in activities to deliver curriculum objectives to first generation learners of English. She has served as an Educational Consultant with the NIE program of Times of India, liaising with schools across Delhi to incorporate print media as a tool to enhance learning and I.Q. development. A certified Cyber Intervention Officer by the National Security database, she extends her support to counsel parents to be proactive and vigilant, as it’s easier to build strong children than repair broken adults. Her twenty –four years of varied experience in the educational sector have found voice in a paper presented by her on Literacy and Cognitive Development in Early years. “When children are the priority, then collaboration is the strategy; as education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated children and supportive parents.”