Title: “The Power of Curiosity: In and Beyond Classrooms”
Author: Anita Karwal ,Rashi Sharma, Rajnish Kumar
Pages: 348
Publisher: HarperCollins India
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“The Power of Curiosity: In and Beyond Classrooms” is an enchanting work of fiction that delves into the uncharted territories of unconventional learning and the remarkable role that curiosity plays in shaping young minds. With the engaging narrative centered around Cuebee, the embodiment of an inquisitive child, and the insightful storytelling of Frontal, the archetypal classroom, this book captivates readers with its innovative approach to education.

Anita Karwal, Rashi Sharma, and Rajnish Kumar have masterfully woven a tale that resonates with both educators and learners, highlighting the potential of unconventional methods in fostering a child’s holistic development. Cuebee’s insatiable thirst for knowledge serves as a mirror to the innate curiosity present in every child, reminding us that learning goes beyond the confines of traditional textbooks and curricula.

The authors artfully challenge the conventional notions of education by exploring how children, like Cuebee, can flourish when provided with opportunities to learn from their surroundings. The book ingeniously asks whether a car can be more than just a mode of transportation, and whether young minds can embark on research ventures that defy age barriers. This daring exploration is guided by Frontal, the allegorical classroom, who takes readers on a delightful journey through the book.

About the author:

Anita Karwal: She is Indian Administrative Service officer from the batch of 1988, retired in November 2022, as Secretary, Department of School Education, in the Ministry of Education of Government of India. She was deeply and closely involved with the preparation and implementation of the National Education Policy, 2020 and the National Curriculum Framework for Foundational stage, 2022. She has spent several years leading, administering and reforming the school education sector of India and has acquired rich experience at the grassroots, state and national levels.

Rashi Sharma: She is an Indian Postal Service officer and worked in Department of School Education and literacy, Ministry of Education for almost seven years. She was involved in formulation of National Education Policy 2020 and the implementation thereafter, NIPUN Bharat mission that focuses on foundational learning and revamping of Samagra Shiksha, a centrally sponsored scheme for school education. She has also worked in the area of teacher education, teacher training, out of school children and foundational learning study among many others.

Rajnish Kumar: He worked with the Ministry of Education, Government of India, on deputation from Indian Railways. He is a Mechanical Engineer by profession. He was involved in the framing of the National Curriculum Framework based on the National Education Policy 2020. He also worked on all the Digital Education initiatives of School Education.

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