THE BACK STORY
India is a nation full of aspirations and possibilities. The Government of India under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister is focusing on the elementary and secondary education, whereas, primary education is not given much consideration. The primary education system is equally important, as it creates a strong education base for our students. After closely following the trends and basic structure of Indian education system, we came to realize how startlingly uninspiring and mundane the primary schooling experience is. We concluded that it is marching steadily towards creating individuals with zero creativity or interest. We had to do something to salvage the situation and we had to do it fast!
We asked ourselves the question,
“HOW DO WE DEVELOP INTEREST AMONG
STUDENTS ABOUT THEIR CAREER GROWTH?”
We decided to focus on the foundation first. It was decided that this mission will be successful only by helping the students in taking a wise decision while choosing subjects. Students should receive correct grooming and consultancy so that they can effectively shape their own future.
We are adopting
an innovative approach
What do you aspire your child to become, an engineer, a doctor, or a pilot?Isn’t this the undeniable decision each parent needs to make for their kid? It will be not wrong to say that the Indian education system is old and mundane. In this competitive world where organizations are looking for creative and enthusiastic individuals and young generation is dedicatedly dreaming of becoming entrepreneurs, the education system lacks an innovative approach.
Indian schools train the young minds with a set curriculum for almost fifteen years of their lives with no change. This results to a limited knowledge and scope for innovative ideas to explore. A change in our education system to drive smarter individuals is a must now.
Let’s not travel too far, it all starts with our own mind-set. Have you ever thought of inspiring your child to become an Art Director or an Economist or any creative job?
STATISTICS THAT MADE
A survey conducted by Ministry of HRD in 2014 revealed that more than 6 Million kids (6 years to 13 years) are out of schools. Rajasthan is ranked third worst in this list, after Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Further study reveals that close to 40% of such drop outs are due to student’s lack of interest in the subject, more than 37% dropouts are due to this phenomenon.
The resultant of this was also assessed by UNESCO institute of SGEM in 2016, where they found that a staggering 4.7 Crore students drop out by the time they reach 10th Standard
With 13.9% dropout rate (10.4% Boys and 18.6% Girls) between 6-16 years of age group, Rajasthan falls under high dropout states category, however, steps are taken by the state.
State Governments needs to improve on this and the immediate need is to undertake a few more steps towards improving the dropout rate.
STEM EDUCATION IS A
As per national achievement survey class 10th conducted by NCERT in 2015, only 2% student could score above 75% in science, 88% students scored less than 50% in the survey
Indian students stood last in Science at the PISA Test, total 74 countries participated in this test.
A noticeable pattern seen in Drop out rates and STEM education: those who are weak in their subjects, feel demotivated, lose interest in their subjects and proceed to bid adieu to the education system. The primary cause for this pattern is the sheer lack of understanding of the subjects and concepts taught. Are we really willing to sacrifice the education of our future generations, and stick with old, inefficient teaching methods?
Verbal and Rote learning dominate Indian primary education, experiential learning is a distant figure that is only introduced when you are at the cusp of passing tenth grade. Science practicals are the only experiential learning exposure students get, whereas a multitude of studies have stated that experiential learning greatly aids in understanding and remembering of concepts.
Introduction of Experiential Learning in Early Stage of School Education (Activity Based Learning)
“We want that the students should enjoy coming to school. Instead of just learning by rote, the students will be able to learn through various activities. Workshops of teachers are being held to prepare a framework for the purpose. This will also improve the quality of the students as they will develop an interest in learning,” said PK Das, Additional Chief Secretary School Education Department.
This has motivated various NGO’s and organization through CSR to help students in implementing activity-based learning in schools
Specially designed activity-based modules based on CBSE board curriculum have been shortlisted by the foundation, these modules help the students realise and understand complex theorems, making them easy and improving understanding.
Experiential learning labs such as these have been introduced and implemented in 50+ schools across India, and the results have been phenomenal. Students have reported an exceptional increase in understanding of concepts taught via these activity based modules. A survey conducted in schools that have adopted experiential learning, shows a significant enhancement in the learning and comprehension pattern of the students.