Evolution

An education bionetwork (incorporated 30 December 1983) offers specialty education through high school, preschool, and club. Students from around the world, the best schools of Nepal, as well as those who are deprived take advantage of the education offered through short- and long-term involvement. Evolution is registered with ward no. 2 of Lalitpur sub-municipality (registration number 598/2cha), Department of Education (code number 25-207-0073), Inland Revenue Department (PAN 302-539-800), and the Company Registrar’s Office (registration number 21002).

Evolution I provides day care and preschool education
Evolution II is registered to provide education from grades 1 to 10
Evolution Next offers afterschool, during weekends and holiday activities


Welcome
Evolution envisions educated human beings. Human beings that have

  • greater perception and wakefulness,
  • wider intellectual-physical-emotional horizons,
  • life opportunities and existential values beyond the imagination and ability of those of us who are the output of yesteryear’s distinguished education.

While giving each ward the love, care, attention, and support they deserve, the effort understands that wards need to develop patience, discipline, and character that allows them to achieve a fulfilling life. As each individual is different, special, and filled with countless possibilities, the project aims to place before wards wider intellectual-physical-emotional horizons and strengths.

The project will help its wards achieve a state of education where greater perception and wakefulness allow them to find existential values beyond the capacity of those who have been processed by the present day education system.

Introduction

I am pleased to place before you this opportunity to become a part of an evolution that spreads roots deep inside conservative educational content and approaches while drawing strength from preeminent global practices in effective instruction techniques and curricula.

  • Small, personalized classes: 12 wards per learning group
  • Head teacher and the school secretary take charge.
  • Research unit seeks, shapes, structures learning that cultivates the mind, strengthens the body, and nourishes the spirit.
  • Creative subject specialists and teachers assure quality and exploration is maintained as envisioned.
  • Care providers (teachers) assure learning goals are achieved and monitor wards to maintain education levels.


Working parameters:

The young person is creative. Creativity in the arts, in the use of languages and communication, in the sciences and in mathematics, in social sciences, finance and economy, how they spend their leisure, and how they live their lives.

The young person is fit. Life skills such as swimming, cycling, boxing, fishing, archery are in place. Strength, stamina, cardiovascular performance is enhanced. Individual and team sports provide pleasure and the outdoors opens up the world.

The young person has a base in the arts and innovation. Young people will develop skills in visual arts, literature, and performing arts; they will understand global art histories, movements, influences; they will create, perform, analyze, promote, and find a market for their creations.

A strong language and communication base. Nepali, English, four local dialects and four international dialects round off technical language skills. Ability to identify content: how to communicate and how to express ideas appropriately and effectively is equally important.

Mathematical and logical thinking. The thinking process has to be logical, informed, and solution oriented. Learning will be applicable and essential knowledge retained by the mind so that it can help them understand information of greater sophistication.

Understanding the sciences. The human body, disease and their impact; plant and animal life we observe; physics, chemistry and an understanding of key concepts and how the world works is backed up by information and influence of how science and scientists work.

Social sciences. Histories, cultures, civilizations, behaviors, and our responsibilities to the society that we belong to are learned in a manner that make better sense of national, local, and individual implications and reactions.


The Curriculum

  • The Arts
  • Languages
  • Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Fitness & the Outdoors
  • Finance & Economy


The Arts

Visual Arts

  • Skills: Sketching, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, New Thinking.
  • Mediums: Pencil, Charcoal, Water Color, Natural Dyes, Acrylic, Oil, Photography, Clay + wood + stone + assorted sculpture, Experiments. Surfaces: paper, canvas, board, metal, glass, bricks, branches, plastic...
  • Timelines covering  50 personalities, 15 movements, global art history, influence of world cultures and civilizations, art  economics.
  • Research, Interactions, Exhibitions, Marketing, Presentations.

Literature

  • Nepali: language origin and history, 300 books over 12 years, writers,
    influences, movements, creative and technical writing, translation.
  • English: language origin and history, 300 books over 12 years, writers,
    influences, movements, creative and technical writing, translation.
  • Global literature: 300 books over 12 years, writers, influences, history,
    civilizations, movements, creative and technical writing.
  • Meetings, Research, Interactions, Readings, Marketing, Publications.

Performing Arts

  • Music: capacity in playing Flute+Keyboard+Drum+Guitar; aural understanding of music: Nepali (100), Western (100), World (100), Global Classical (100); history, influences, movements, personalities. Meetings, Interaction, Research, Performance, Recording, Marketing, Production.
  • Theatre & dance: read and view significant plays and performances, understand different genres, key contributors, write and perform  6 significant creations and/or original work.
  • Film: history, personalities, developments, 250 essential films; pre-production, production, post-production, marketing understandings; planning, writing, shooting, editing, and production of original work, marketing and presentation.


Languages

Nepali

  • Origin and history, structure and grammar, 300 books over 12 years (see literature), language academicians, influences, movements. Creative, effective and correct writing, technical presentation, readings, translation, and publication.

English

  • Origin and history, structure and grammar, 300 books over 12 years (see literature), language academicians, influences, movements. Creative, effective and correct writing, technical presentation, readings, translation, and publication.


National Languages

Maithali . Sherpa . Newari . Doteli

  • Two year coverage of each language allows wards to speak local dialects and gain insight into their alphabets, sources, cultures, histories. (Note, languages chosen to assure ethnic, geographical, and cultural  representation). Sharing, meetings, conversations.


International Languages

Hindi . Chinese (Mandarin) . French . Spanish

  • Two year coverage of each language allows wards to speak international dialects and gain insight into their alphabets, sources, cultures, histories. (Note, languages selected based on global geographic and population number spread). Sharing, meetings, conversations. These languages will allow wards to communicate
    with 50% + of the world population.


Sciences

Biology
Wards fish, process food, gut and clean game, collect wood and leaves and see much. One trip in Begnas saw catches of 7 different fish species. They inspect internal as well as external structures of their catches and collections and research, think, compare, and analyze. The fitness program integrates learning of muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, cardio-vascular systems. Interactions take them to hospitals, advanced laboratories and bring them in contact with doctors, scientists, and professionals.

Physics
Wards’ lives are impacted by what they study in physics. They can see the applicable side of concepts, theories, and laws that they learn. Audio-visual material backed up by real-life action and/or linkage allows them to clearly understand sophisticated ideas. When opportunities allow, they apply what they have learned. Complex and essential learning can be made enriching and fulfilling especially when they visit and view and interact and question and explain.

Chemistry
Key concepts and critical ideas in chemistry are exciting and enthralling when tested and experimented, seen visually and explained in terms of actual application. The discoveries and the personalities, their impact upon world cultures and future possibilities, chemistry and its inter-linkage with biology and the universe when shared effectively impact how our your people approach their daily life.

Computer, New Technologies, Applied Science
Hardware, Software installation, Typing (Nepali & English), Shortcuts and Accurate Pointing Device Usage, Designing and Editing for Web-Print-Audio-Video, and Programming are areas that our wards will explore. They will also keep abreast of changing technologies and new developments while assuring that their learning is relevant to the lives they live through the use of Applied Science.

Mathematics

Arithmetic
Solution and logic oriented development of a ward is important. Arithmetic applies to real life in a very direct and tangible way and
often this is the only form of mathematics learned in school that is
used by the majority.

Geometry
The science of shapes, structures, and how they interrelate is an important learning which needs to be approached through applicable
and relevant examples and life experiences.

Algebra . Trigonometry . Calculus
Key concepts and critical ideas in mathematics need to make fundamental sense and how and why they are important and how
they help the human being think.

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics approached through repetition and memorization is hard to take in and hours of a life spent in this manner ultimately may fail to make any sense. Effort will be made to connect mathematics to logic, thinking, planning, and making it applicable.


Social Sciences

Social Responsibility
Grooming and etiquette; personal behavior towards family, friends, strangers; treatment of those who are different economically, ethnically, physically, and in other ways; contribution of the individual to those that are close to them, their neighborhoods, the places they visit are a part of this learning.

History
160,000 years of human development, their spread from Africa, the three ice ages that impacted homo sapiens in South Asia, civilizations that came and the personalities that made a difference, mistakes made in history and the successes.... Local, national, regional, and international history covers all continents and field visits widen perspectives. Eg. the study of Nepal’s unification involves visits to Gorkha, Nuwakot, Bhaktapur, the ruins of a fort overlooking Kathmandu on Chandragiri Hill, and an outpost where Kalu Pandey is buried.

Culture & Religion
Chinese, Indus Valley, Portugese, Muslim cultures are a part of our learning. Religions have been used to heal and to rule, to provide spiritual support and as excuses to dominate people. From early gods such as the sun, moon, fire, rain, we reach the age of philosophy and the rise of Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and new age beliefs. At the Gurudwar and the Church; in Temples, Mosques, Madrasas, Stupas, and Gompas we gain spiritual strength and broader understandings.

Geography
From the shaping of the Himalayas to the melting of glaciers, from the fossils found in Pulchowki and Mustang to how climate and living beings change and adapt to their surroundings. Travels across the nation, from the highest of the base camps to the lowest river valleys will show us for real how geography changes plants, people, and life.

 

Fitness & The Outdoors

Life Skills
All wards will learn Swimming, Skating, Cycling, Fishing, Boxing, Archery. Water ability, body balance, patience building, self-defense, and aim and concentration are areas that wards will create a base on.

Team Sports
Football, Basketball, Rugby help wards work together and build specific skills. All learning is compartmentalized such as stamina, speed, strength, accuracy, and team work.

The Outdoors (hiking, rafting, camping, climbing)
Hiking, Caving, Rafting, Climbing, Camping will take wards to all national parks of Nepal, major rivers and lakes, and the feet of 8,000 meter+ peaks. Travel opportunities will be made to explore areas such as Tibet, Rajasthan, Ladakh, and locations of great regional value. International travel opportunities may take them to Africa, Middle East, South America, Australia, and Europe.


Finance & Economy

Economics
Individual, Family, Local, National, Regional, International economics; income sources and expenditure areas; the inter-linkages of salaries and additional incomes such as rent, enterprise, interest; small, medium and large entrepreneurship; community, local government, national economy; stock markets, global economy, currencies …. There is much to share.

Account Keeping
Book keeping, Balancing resources (income vs. expenditure),
Understanding Investment – Loans – Value –  Profit & Loss – Savings will prepare them for aware living.

Personal Finances
Knowledge of resources on hand, identification of income sources, loans and interest, investment, potential shortfalls, budgeting and planning for security will assure they are insulated to a degree from unnecessary financial situations.


Routine

Daily Schedule [sample]

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Art: Visual

Art: Performing

Field Trip
or Review Day

Art: Visual

Art: Performing

Nepali

English

Local Language

Int. Language

Biology

Physics

Chemistry

Applied Science

Arithmetic

Geometry

Mathematics

Applied Maths

History

Geography

Culture & Religion

Social Responsibility

Economy

Economy

Economy

Economy

Fitness

Fitness

Fitness

Fitness

Each day is expected to involve
Fitness
The Arts
Languages
Maths and sciences
Social studies
MOOC university course
Skill oriented training
Reading or movies

Eight MOOC courses are used to educate our young in a year. Some of these have been Introduction to Western Classical Music from Yale University, Vital Signs (containing detailed important physiological aspects of human life) from University of Pennsylvania, English grammar from University of California (Berkeley) among others.


Weekly Events

Day trip to significant nature, culture, history setting or a review session.
Under ordinary circumstances each ward is expected to read one book a week.
Overnight movie including must watch titles as well as entertainment flicks.


Monthly Event
Overnight stay in the form of urban or rural camps.
Interaction with a person who has contributed significantly to their field.


Twice a Year Event

Trekking, Rafting, Climbing expedition or regional, international travel.


Annual Event

Each child invites about 20 persons and organizes a presentation including Art, Music, Science Project, Fitness PowerPoint session, and a lecture to celebrate her/his learning.