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“Children will go along with anything, even if it’s nonsense”

Salman Ansari is a doctor of chemistry and special education teacher. He was born in India in 1941 and has been living in Germany since the 1960s. He lectured at various universities and developed the project “Kinder fragen Kinderfragen” (“Children ask childish questions”) for the Telekom Foundation. Ansari is an expert in early childhood learning. […]

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Lifelong Learning – Stimulating Knowledge

As we move towards a knowledge-based society, it is never too early to start promoting children’s learning. Or so you might think. Yet education specialist Salman Ansari takes a very different view: he argues that education is basically useless unless the acquisition of knowledge is fueled by natural curiosity. A person’s eagerness to learn and […]

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The Enigma of Science Education

Integrating Contemporary Research and Practice I initially started developing new ideas to cope with failure of students  simply from my own observation but soon discovered that there was  literature coming primarily from researchers in the field of cognitive science and cognitive development psychology that could help me to structure my ideas more effectively. Before presenting […]


About Indian music

Only after a few notes there it is – this feeling of touching roots, deep, archaic,   beyond imagination and still familiar. Why is this music like stumbling and then finding support on grounds of a homeland and yet transcending into homelessness?


Crossing Borders Of Perception

Reflections On Listening To Shahid Parvez The experience of complete silence prevailing for more than a few seconds is rare or almost inaccessible anywhere these days. We are constantly surrounded by artificial sounds. We have become used to being exposed to them without being aware of it. Natural sounds have become a thing of the past.