What really constitutes the purpose of education and learning? While views may differ, we believe that education must provide students with the tools for thinking, problem-solving and creating new things. It must also encourage them to question what is being taught and inculcate in them a certain sense of social justice. Above all, it must leave them with the hunger to continue learning through life. As for learning, it involves many things—not just the ability to retain and reproduce what is taught.
So, if you have been observing the recent trends in K-12 education, classrooms in most parts of the developed world have been promoting an environment of inquiry, experimentation and dialogue through the use of technology in classrooms. While this doesn’t take away the significant role of a teacher in the classroom, this power shift, ie, the integration of technology in the teaching-learning process will be a valuable tool for effective learning and to help each child build on his or her strengths.
Tata Interactive System’s comprehensive educational solution for K-12 schools “Tata ClassEdge” based on the Multiple Learning Experiences (M-LEx™) Model, aims to make the teaching-learning process more experiential and enquiry-oriented. In this instructional framework, the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in classrooms is a significant component.
Here, the teaching-learning process includes multisensory experiences (visual, auditory, verbal and kinaesthetic) that enable students to experience learning across different modalities. The intention of this framework is to enable teachers to resist fixed patterns of teaching, build on the natural curiosity of children, and convert the classroom into an active learning space (as opposed to passive transfer of information). Therefore, Tata ClassEdge lesson plans, which are built on the M-LEx™ model,lay stress on designing activities that provide multiple experiences to children—experiences that arouse their curiosity and are engaging, explorative and participative.
For detailed information on the same, please read the White Paper