The Oven makes the difference between potential and the genius.
Mr. Srinivasan draws his energy from his GURU Shri. B. Varma (late) of Regional Institute of Education, Mysore, his Mentor Prof. J. Renzulli of National Research Center on Gifted & Talented, UCON, USA and eminent teachers and associates from all over the world. He continues to learn something rare from every one of his students. His students are his ultimate teachers. He has dedicated his life to them.
Mr. Srinivasan's plan is to herald a new era of Teaching Talents Development and Developing Education Standards. He doesn't want to look back having left a merit Engineering seat and taken up education in 1970.
He has propounded the education model called CIPE which stands for Creative, Inventive, & Productive Excelment. Excelment is a composite concept that combines talents development processes like Exploration, Acceleration and Enrichment. His model of school is called School Beyond Walls, in which the source of knowledge generation, that is the real life, plays a vital role in making the curriculum meaningful and dynamic.
Mr. Srinivasan was the National Delegate to the 11th World Conference on Gifted & Talented, Hong Kong. He has also been a long standing member of various international organizations like Creative Education Foundation, New York, USA; National Association for Gifted Children, London, UK; National Association for Gifted Children, Washington DC, USA; The World Council for Gifted & Talented Children, Iowa, USA; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, USA. He is also a member of the Executive Board of International Montessori Accreditation Council, USA.
Mr. Srinivasan is the Founder and Chairman of GEAR [Gifted Education And Research] Foundation, Bangalore. Mr. Srinivasan's vision is to establish the GEAR ED VILLAGE campus consisting of The Innovative International (Day / Boarding) School (Beyond Walls), a Research and Development Institute, a Super Talent Center and an Education Leadership & Research Institute to create world leaders in School Education. He has dedicated his life to develop the gifts and talents of EVERY CHILD through his education model called CIPE - Creative, Inventive & Productive Excelment. His vision is to create a Learning Community, which will adopt cutting edge strategies, state of the art technologies and be rooted to unique values of one's culture.
With his experience of the Indian Education System as a House Master at the Sainik School, Tilaiya, as the Senior Teacher at YPS Chandigarh, and as the Founder Vice-Principal of the Rotary Public School, Gurgaon and varied International Models of Education, he has developed an insight into motivating children to realizing their gifts and talents; developing teaching-talents and motivating teachers to be innovators and be partners in his vision of educating a child.
Mr. Srinivasan's interest in bringing about very effective and interesting ways of teaching English to children and his experiment with teaching English from the scratch to about 120 extremely brilliant (about 12 years old) children at Sainik School Tilaiya initiated him to Gifted Education. The model of teaching English at Sainik School, Tilaiya has been recommended to all the other Sainik Schools. The same model, researched and documented in New Zealand is called the Whole Language Method and is adopted all over the world.. Studied at Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad for a Post-Postgraduate Diploma which is a rigorous Course of Study in Teaching English.as a Second Language. His studies under eminent scholars at the Regional Institute of Edn, NCERT, Mysore leading to B A. Ed. degree and Postgraduate studies in English and Commonwealth Literature at Manasagangotri, Mysore stand him in good stead.
An experience of just about a year as Senior Master at Yadavindra Public School, Chandigarh resulted in a wealth of experience and un-answered questions about day-schools. A response to an invitation to set up a pioneering school at Gurgaon resulted in becoming the Founder Vice-principal cum Secretary, Board of Governors of Rotary Public School, Gurgaon. Four years of hard work and meeting extraordinary challenges culminated in developing a strong desire in him to set up an exclusive school for Gifted Education.
He was blessed with a second life after almost a fatal road accident in March 1984. When he left for an overseas assignment in September 1984, he made a very strong reolve to come back and establish a school for his own brand of Gifted Education.
He is joined in this venture by his wife Savitri Srinivasan who is a dedicated Montessorian. She is a graduate in Social Sciences and holds a Dip. in Montessori Education from London Montessori Centre, London. Her experience in Public Schools of India and Corporate Administration abroad comes handy in facilitating teacher-training and building public relations.
His Specialization in Education of Gifted & Talented Children include:
- Systems & Models
- Thinking Skills
- Differentiated Curriculum
- Intelligence Theories
- Innovations & Inventions
- Identification of Talents
- Fostering Creativity
- Information Technology
- Curriculum Development
Interaction with professionals at the University of Connecticut and ten years at the Staff Training Centre, The Palace, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman has given him good exposure to international trends in education. His Membership of many organizations worldwide has enabled Srinivasan to bring to the GEAR Foundation a truly unique and global outlook.
When he went overseas for the first time the determination was to come back and set up a pioneering school. About 10 years of sojourn of the world and study for Masters at UCON helped him crystalise his ideas into a unique school.
A School Beyond Walls took shape in Bangalore in 1995. By 2001 the school moved into it's own campus. The growth has been very steadfast and it has been satisfying to see the multidimensional school that has carved a niche. "Future belongs to those who can imagie and execute" GEAR Belongs to its children. Srinivasan is happy to be involved in growing dreams & nurturing the imagination of supple minds.