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Reinventing sports
Should sports continue to be practiced in an orthodox way?
Published on July 4, 2021
Social – as well as physical – learning is played out through sport. Riverside school in India has found a way to shatter the cliché of the ‘loser’ in competition by offering newfangled games that put everyone on an equal footing. Every child has the spontaneous desire to move, and if there is no psychological barrier hindering them, then they will soon develop a taste for physical activity…

Riverside School

Founded: 2001

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Inde 

Number of Students: 400

Status : Private

Link: https://schoolriverside.com/

 

Design for change, the program that aims to spread Riverside's pedagogy:

https://dfcworld.org/SITE

 

Riverside is a school that epitomizes initiative, optimism and creativity.

Founded in 2001 by Kiran Bir Sethi and located in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, Riverside uses a curriculum that explicitly aims for a ‘Humane’ approach. While it might seem like an obvious starting point for a new school, this ideal was framed in part as a criticism: Sethi saw her five-year-old son being introduced to more restricted, old-fashioned learning and wished to re-frame his whole encounter with the classroom.  

The resulting curriculum has now been exported around the world to form the basis for many successful projects, all showing the resourcefulness of its originator – Sethi is also a professional designer, and created a popular mobilization of teachers and designers called Design for Change. The Riverside approach is founded on a cluster of concepts called the ‘5 Es’ – namely Empathy, Ethics, Excellence, Elevation and Evolution. This is then put into practice in the day-to-day learning experience through four practical steps, ensuring the Riverside learners Feel, Imagine, Do and Share. 

What does that look like? Visiting Riverside, one sees classes with unusual interactions and plenty of vitality. According to Kiran Bir Sethi, it is “a place of immersive experiences – somewhere where the whole act of teaching is co-created with children in a regular, iterative process.”

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Some of these games look incredibly easy to reproduce in different settings.
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