“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein
As a provocation activity for Theory of Thinking (TOK), a field trip to an edutainment concept based restaurant, “Dialogue in the Dark” which is situated at Hi-tech City, Madhapur, was planned. Before the trip, about the role of sense perception, the myths and facts and opinion about sense perception were discussed with the geckos. They were encouraged to ponder over topics: Five senses or more? Sight as Privilege and Proxies Senses
‘Dialogue in the Dark’ is a restaurant where patrons are directed by blind guides, in absolute darkness, to their tables was one of the world’s most exciting life-changing experiences for the geckos. It pushes one out of the comfort zone of being able to see and orient them to a colourless world that is devoid of vivid scenes.
The geckos had fun-filled learning through this field trip. But the learning is not complete without reflecting upon it. The geckos were made to reflect through a task where they discussed the role of eyewitness in court cases – the importance given by judicial system to visual sense perception over the others was discussed taking a real court case as an example and linking it to their experience in “Dialogue in the Dark”.