It is said that learning begins at home. As parents of active young minds, it is our responsibility to nurture our children to reach their highest potential as human beings. Marion Hopfgartner, an educationist, speaker, author and life transformer, has been advocating a holistic method of education for the last 22 years. TLI Pedagogics, as her methodology is called, harnesses a child’s inherent curiosity and desire to learn, and converts this desire into a life-long commitment to learning and excelling.
Priya Kant, the parent of a bonny one year old, realised that most Indian schools lay emphasis on academics, instead of recognising the individual strengths of children. So, she began exploring other educational methods. Marion Hopfgartner’s simple and relatable approach to education impressed Priya, who decided to organise two workshops in Delhi on July 10 and 13 (details below), for parents and teachers respectively, to spread awareness of TLI Pedagogics. These workshops will disseminate knowledge of this unique teaching methodology, so parents can adopt it as a lifestyle and schools can incorporate these principles into their teaching methods.
Read on to know 5 reasons why new-age parents should attend Marion Hopfgartner’s workshop on TLI Parenting.
- A UNIQUE APPROACH TO PARENTING:
TLI Pedagogics, is short for ‘The Lelek Idea’ Pedagogics, a method of teaching developed exclusively by Hopfgartner in 1997. This system came into being after years of reading and research, her personal experience of working with age groups 1-12, as well as honing her instincts as an educator of young children.
As Hopfgartner explains, “You simply make the children your companion and you softly guide them along the way. The older they become, the more you become a mentor and you make sure each and everyone knows what is their individual role and place in life. This will not just help you with rules and borders but also with creating a strong self-esteem and self-awareness within children.” Her philosophy advocates guiding children on their path of life, and anchoring them to stay grounded, instead of attempting to be their friends.
- AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FOUNDER:
Marion Hopfgartner is an educationalist, speaker on various international educational platforms, congresses and conferences, as well as author of several books. She also offers consultancy to modernise existing schools by adopting TLI Pedagogics.
I was most impressed to learn that she has received many awards, including the prestigious “Ambassador of Peace” by the Universal Peace Federation. Her services are sought after across the globe. Hence, the workshop in Delhi is a wonderful and unique opportunity to be introduced to her work.
- THE BELIEF THAT EDUCATION CAN PREVENT SOCIAL CRIMES AND PRESERVE A PEACEFUL BALANCE IN SOCIETY:
In a world inundated with technology and the fastest pace of growth, good education necessarily means finding a balance between “self-awareness, social awareness and academic knowledge.” When the focus is laid purely on academic achievements, many children get bored of rote learning, and others feel excessively competitive which affects their mental health in both cases. This is the root cause of many social ills, such as crime and debauchery.
Hopfgartner believes effective parenting methods prevent social crimes and can help in achieving world peace.
- FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL LEARNING THAT STRENGTHENS EACH CHILD’S PARTICULAR SKILL SET:
Each child is different, grows at a different rate, responds to different stimuli and has different interests. Hence, why must we force all children to conform to a standardised teaching method?
As parents, we are better equipped to understand our own children, and we can focus on building their strengths while reducing the intensity of their weaknesses at home. Hopfgartner’s methodology promises to help us do that.
- PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION WHICH WILL FOCUS LARGELY ON THE NEURO-SCIENCE OF LEARNING:
Awareness about effective methods of teaching and learning have only just entered the Indian consciousness. This is a sign that education is changing. In fact, our children’s needs, the prevailing industrial outlook and the nature of jobs are changing drastically.
Going forward, there will be a larger focus on neuroscience in education. Based on specialized principles, Hopfgartner’s TLI Pedagogics promises to build a strong personality for children to face the challenges of this century.
Marion Hopfgartner’s TLI Pedagogics Institutes are based in Vienna, Austria with a branch in Kolkata. She will be speaking at the prestigious Global Educators Fest 2019 to be held in Udaipur in August. For this, she will join the likes of renowned educators such as Mathew Raggett, Headmaster of The Doon School, Dr. Swati Popat Vats, President of the Poddar Group of Education, among others.
Hence, the workshop scheduled next week, is a unique opportunity for Delhi parents to benefit from Marion’s insights into early child education. If you are a parent who would like to explore a new-age educational method, or you are dissatisfied with the current education your child is receiving, or would like to start your child’s education on the right note, then this workshop is for you.
I will be there on July 9 for the free talk and July 10 for the parenting workshop. Would you like to join me?
DETAILS OF THE FREE TALK:
Date: July 9, 2019
Venue: India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, Delhi
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Entry Fee: Free
Date: July 10, 2019
Venue: India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, off Lodhi Road, Delhi
Time: 9:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Entry Fee: INR 3000 per head, or INR 2500 per head if two seats are booked
ONLY 25 SLOTS
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