Mrs Reshmi Basu, a wonderful lady at Ankur follows the Montessori method and philosophy closely, believing that no human being can be â€˜educatedâ€™ by another person â€“ he must do it himself or there can be no real learning. A truly educated individual continues learning long after the hours and years he spends in the classroom because he is motivated from within by a natural curiosity and love for knowledge. Hence, a Montessori child is not bombarded with facts to learn, but is encouraged to cultivate his own natural desire to learn.
In the Ankur environment this objective is approached in two ways: first, by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by his own choice rather than being forced; and second, by helping him to perfect all his natural tools for learning so that his ability will be at maximum in future learning situations. The Montessori materials have this dual long-range purpose in addition to their immediate purpose of giving specific information to the child.