Imitation is one of the most powerful learning and teaching tools that we have, and yet, we often fail to use its potential to teach positive and adaptive competencies and behaviors. When we hear the word imitation, we generally think of a relatively simple process of seeing something and then copying it – and indeed, imitation is one of the most primitive learning modes of all. The capacity and propensity for imitation has been shown to be inborn in humans and in many other animal species. It manifests itself from birth on, and endures for life. Imitation is so innate in us humans, that we’re unaware that we’re even doing it. So, because imitation is inborn and so innate in us humans, it tells us that we really need to use it for the positive benefit of vulnerable people.
Date: February 12, 2024
Venue: Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Collaborating Partners: Rural India Supporting Trust, Government of Uttarakhand
Lead faculty: Leela Raj, Geeta Mondol, Elizabeth Neuville
Language: Hindi and English
Pre-Requisites: Social Role Valorization Training of half day or more
Registration Contact: Prashansa Pandey, Program Leader, Events and Workshops, [email protected]