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3R to 3H

HIAL is a collaborative exercise between learners and facilitators, and aims to inspire all seekers of knowledge to explore both outside and within themselves. Instead of solving problems with the conventional 3Rs (Reading, wRiting, and aRithmentic), we encourage learners to problem solve using the 3Hs: Bright Head, Kind Heart, and Skilled Hands. To successfully implement the 3Hs, HIAL will have the following guiding principles:

Learning by Doing

Well planned and uniquely assessed experiential learning programs stimulate intellectual curiosity, reflection, compassion, and creativity. Therefore, HIAL will encourage learner development through Live Labs that will supplement the traditional academic setting. These opportunities will further instil qualities of leadership, cultural awareness, and entrepreneurship.

Collaborative Teaching

HIAL is building a network of collaborative partners that will support our efforts in research, teaching, and exchange programs. Guest lectures by visiting faculty and industry experts will be facilitated on a regular basis and learner-facilitator collaborations will be encouraged. Programs will be designed to create a space for learners to share and reflect on their experiences.

Research and Innovation

Research and innovation will drive every aspect of HIAL. Learners of all academic levels will be encouraged to undertake research and creative endeavors in collaboration with facilitators. These projects will encourage free thinking and help in evolving solutions to address some of the key challenges experienced by mountain communities.