Tagore and Education: Creativity, Mutuality and Survival
AbstractThis essay examines some of the seminal experiences of Rabindranathâ€™s life that informed his educational vision and helped shape his educational priorities at Santiniketan. In particular it will explore three central themes that can be said to characterise the essence of his educational experiment. These themes â€“ creativity, mutuality and survival â€“ which help define his â€œEducation for Creative Unity,â€ can be said to be the guiding principles for an educational paradigm that he hoped to establish for his own time and as a model for the future. The final section of the essay explores Tagoreâ€™s early concerns as an environmentalist through a 1922 fable that he wrote concerning human greed and the role of technology in outstripping the planet.
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