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    On Oct 10, 2014 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

     During my long term as a learner, more than 30 years as a school learner- and the rest 60 years of out of school informal and life learner and as an educator, I have come to realize that formal school learning was primarily training combined with educating. I learned theories of learning and healing, principles of designing and creating curriculum, methods of instruction and counseling, testing and evaluating and doing research in the field of teaching and counseling. Yes. I gained knowledge, mostly information, learned skills required to learn and practice.During these years of schooling, I did have some inner growth promoting and reaching out transpersonal experiences. So it was not all just training. I had wholesome educational experiences from teachers who were not only interested in dolling out information like from mug to jug, but were teaching from their heart with passion, compassion and dedication. I also was blessed to have friends and families who inculcated values of compassion, kindness, and serving others. I believe in creating harmony between head, heart and hands in working as an educator, counselor and a consultant. I wish our educational institutions including our well known ivy schools have a balance between head and heart, taking care of oneself and others, serving oneself and others,cooperation and collaboration, passion and compassion.

    Jagdish P Dave


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