What makes a Labschool different from other schools?
Learning is a process that cannot be forced into the mind of a child. It should be freely and generously introduced to young, impressionable minds if for the knowledge to be gained. With schools getting more stringent about aspects like curriculum, academics, activities, discipline, and examination practices, there seems to be little place for an individual to grow naturally.
John Dewey, an American psychologist, philosopher, and educational reformer said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” He believed that human beings are able to learn through natural adaptation, and should be allowed to interact with their environment, rather than telling them what to do and how to do. His notion was that children too could do the same and that they don’t just always mimic as it is mostly believed. Dewey, therefore, introduced the concept of a Labschool.