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Grammangal was founded in 1982 by renowned educationists Anutai Wagh and Ramesh Panse to provide holistic education to the rural and tribal children of Palghar and Dahanu Talukas of Palghar (then a part of Thane District). Beginning with a small school in Dabhon village of Dahanu Taluka, Grammangal implemented programs and methodologies that have positively impacted the learning of thousands of school children in Maharashtra and other parts of India.
Grammangal has developed and implemented teaching-learning methodologies that are strongly grounded in the principles and current understanding of Cognitive Science, Child Development and Learning. The methodologies are based on the precepts of constructivism and aimed at providing stress-free, joyful and enriching learning experiences to children.
Grammangal’s innovative approach and practices have gained wide recognition and acceptance. They have been adopted by several schools and school systems to benefit thousands of children in Maharashtra and other parts of India. Presently, Grammangal is deeply involved in several Teacher Training and Education Quality Improvement Program .
Our aim is to expand our footprints in the crucial area early childhood and elementary education to improve the learning levels of more and more children.
Grammangal’s Vision and Mission
Developing and propagating scientific education system.
“Fundamental right of every child is to receive quality education up to the age of 18, on the basis of equal opportunity, without discrimination, and in an environment of love and care, and with appropriate facilities conducive to joyful self-learning.”
Grammangal draws its inspiration from the pioneering efforts of Gijubhai Badheka, Tarabai Modak and others who led the movement for an inclusive, science-based system educate children in India. They strongly believed that children should enjoy the learning process and that their learning should be meaningful and connected to their immediate environment. [...]
Approach to Children’s Education
Grammangal’s approach to education is informed by current research in Cognitive Development, Neuroscience, Child Development and Learning. Jean Piaget, widely regarded as the founder of constructivism, showed that children are capable of learning on their own; they learn actively through exploration of their environment. They learn well if they are made responsible for their learning. Studies have shown that such an approach to educating children enables the development of independent learning and problem-solving skills that remain throughout the individual’s life.
“.....the emergence of new approaches to learning that draw upon a range of insights into the human brain, the functioning of human societies, and learning as a community-wide activity” - from the 21st Century Learning Initiative(www.21learn.org)