Learning Alternatives (LA) is an exploration by a group of learners, both adults and children, interested in a deeper enquiry into ourselves and the world around us. We seek to create an open, inclusive learning environment, without the pressures of comparison and competition, where learning involves the freedom to think and discover for oneself, the joy of creating with one’s own hands and the flowering of compassion that enables one to meet the world with open arms. Much of what we do draws inspiration from the thoughts of Rudolf Steiner (and the Waldorf system that grew out of it) on education.
EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM
July 5, 2017An alternative to conventional education, this IEP based program addresses the specific educational needs of each child. For 3 to 6 year olds; Monday to Friday @ The LA Centre for Beyond School Learni...
PROJECT BASED LEARNING PROGRAM
July 5, 2017An after-school program in which children explore Science, Mathematics, English, History and Geography through engaging projects while building skills in critical thinking, problem solving, collaborat...
LA FOUNDATION PROGRAM
June 8, 2016Building English and Mathematics foundations in young children through stories, arts, movement and more. Held on weekends at LA Centre, Vettamukku, Trivandrum.
When Imagination does the teaching – A feature in the Indian Express, April 2017
April 24, 2017
An article in the Hindu on Learning Alternatives – Published on 1st April’17
April 13, 2017http://www.thehindu.com/society/prasanth-gangadharans-waldorf-inspired-initiative-learning-alternatives-la/article17750596.ece
Interview @ Club FM 94.3 with RJ Maheen
December 14, 2016Excerpts from an interview with RJ Maheen @ Club FM, 94.3 on 7th December 2016: 94.3 – part1 94.3 – part2 94.3 – part 3 94.3 – part 4 94.3 -part 5
On Child Development – from LA Reading Series
November 6, 2017In the Reading Series at Learning Alternatives we have been reading from the book – Children in need of Special Care by Dr. Thomas J Weihs. The book draws from Dr Weihs’s experience of having li...
The Waldorf Education Seminar at Khandala
June 16, 2016Every year in the latter half of May, Waldorf teachers from across the country converge at the DC School in Khandala to attend the Waldorf (Rudolf Steiner) Education Seminar. This year’s was its 18th...
A story a day
June 7, 2016“Tell him stories if you want him to be intelligent, even more stories if you want him to be wise,” Albert Einstein reportedly told the mother of a nine year old who sought his advice on how her son c...
If the idea of Learning Alternatives resonates with you and you wish to explore opportunities of associating with us either for yourself or for a child, do get in touch with us.