‘It is not in man’s nature to live cooped up within the walls of pure necessity. We are partly chained to our needs, partly free. Our body measures three and a half cubits but, for that reason, our houses cannot be built to exactly that size. We have to have a lot of space to move about freely; otherwise, we shall do damage to both our health and happiness. This is true Education too. If you confine children to instruction in the bare essentials, their minds cannot develop adequately; if this instructions not laced with free learning, they will not grow into manhood; years will pass, but they will continue to be grown-up children.—Rabindranath Tagore in Shikshar Herpher
What does Tagore mean by free learning and how can we bring this free learning into the history classroom?