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OUTLOOK BUSINESS - TOP SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

The Levelfield School has been featured in Outlook Business' Independence Day special issue, as one of the 24 social enterprises in India that are making a difference. The article says :

"In a path-breaking move in early 1900, literature-Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore introduced students to the benefits of learning in a natural environment in an open-air campus at Shantiniketan’s Visva-bharati University.

Around 100 years later, 35 km from Shantiniketan, a similar experiment is underway in a school at Suri (pronounced Shiuri), a small town 200 km north of Kolkata." 

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REDIFF.COM – BATTLE AGAINST ROTE LEARNING

Levelfield was covered by Rediff.com twice. The first article describes Levelfield’s teaching philosophy in detail. The second one talks about Levelfield’s fierce battle against rote-learning. The article says :

"Arghya quit a high-flying job - he was co-head at Irevna, a research firm, now part of CRISIL - to start The Levelfield School, a school that pretty much, like Phunsukh Wangdu in the iconic movie Three Idiots, is raising a group of young children and asking them to follow their dreams."

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SMART MANAGER: FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT

The Smart Manager and Jetwings published a first person account of Levelfield’s founder’s vision. The article describes in detail Levelfield’s teaching methods and future plans. The article says :

"When we look back at our own school days, sometimes we feel we wasted a lot of time memorising useless facts. Did we really need to memorise in which year the third battle of Panipat happened? Did we need to memorize Charles Law, Ampere's Law and the likes? History for us was a blur of dates and names. Chemistry and physics were a concoction of symbols. We studied without understanding why we are studying, and how it can be useful."

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TIMES OF INDIA ARTICLE: PUZZLES AND BOARD GAMES

Times of India interviews Arghya, the founder of Levelfield, to get his views about how new-age teaching methods can help combat the ills of rote learning. He talks about how Japanese puzzles and board games can be very effective in building logical reasoning abilities in children, taking them away from rote learning. The article says:

"While most parents are yet to understand this way of teaching with focus on thinking-orientation, Japanese puzzles and strategy games like Chess and Gomuku set the little minds to think and strategize."

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DNA MONEY

Levelfield was covered in DNA money, which talked about its founder’s vision to set up the IIT - IIM equivalent of K-12 education.

"Despite tall claims of providing quality infrastructure, new pedagogies, multimedia, etc, Banerjee observed that several schools, especially the small town ones, still adhered to the learning by rote technique, with little emphasis on debates and discussions, class participation and independent thinking.”

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