Education sector across the world demands new modernized innovative techniques to subjects of teaching and learning amidst the pandemic. Innovation in education is directly proportional to the flexibility of teachers, students and the curriculum to be followed. The outbreak of coronavirus has given a chance to the educators of the world to rethink their educational intentions and aims.
Technological innovation polishes the pivotal skills of every fundamental aspect of learning. Planting curiosity and thinking beyond an academic mark sheet is the goal of every innovator in the field of education.
Innovation with technological advancements with steep steps entered the educational system of many Asian countries and the world. The chalk blackboard learning is gradually evolving to projector learning in the past few years. Similarly, many diversified versions of learning and teaching were presented in the schools.
Age-Old Learning Styles
Old age teaching believed in disposing knowledge before the student and expecting them to memorize and rewrite in exams. But with various evolutions, teachers adapted dissimilar methods of teaching. Moreover, students began experimenting with the limitations of textbook learning. The art of gaining literacy was rigid to reading, memorizing, and rewriting in exams. With different inventions and innovations taking place around the globe, procuring knowledge also took a divergent change in the Indian culture.
India records a lower average age as compared to the rest of the world. The current age is 29 years and in a decade the dependency rate of India will be as low as 0.4. The literacy rate of our country is demonstrating an exponential growth graph. Undoubtedly, literacy builds the foundation of economical and social growth of any country. 74.4% is the average literacy rate combining the vast spread of Indian land.
What are the changes we look forward to?
No More Heavy Bags
A toddler usually carries a bag weighing around 3-4 kgs due to enormous books and other apparatus. However, schools coined an idea to offer lockers or cupboards for students to keep their books in school.
They can carry the necessary books as per instruction and interest. Moreover, with technological intervention schools are planning to turn to tabloid learning for students of all ages. Fewer schools and coaching classes already adapted and implemented tablet teaching in few parts of the country.
In many private schools, the projector is no surprise. Projectors have replaced blackboards quite long ago. Interesting and animated e-learning grasps the attention of students easily. With moving objects bringing a substantial understanding of concepts and ideas.
Learning physics while playing basketball? As depicted in the movie Hichki, many schools have adopted the path of practical learning and precisely state that it is more effective. Every innovation does not revolve around technology. Supplements of education lie in practical learning and this still is the biggest contribution of Indian culture to the history of the world.
The Gurukul culture of education prevailed for the longest time in history and even today gurukuls exist in India. Theoretical knowledge was a minor part of gurukuls, but their abilities were tested with practice exams. Transforming practice and theoretical knowledge to practical use are the greatest challenges students face. Hence, practical learning and examinations was a great step in education.
Educational Apps or Websites
Many drop-outs or late learners find it awkward and difficult to pursue a full-time degree. Hence, educational apps and websites offer degrees that can be learned according to the learner’s time and pace. Students have access to customized lectures for various subjects from leading professors of the country and world. upGrad and BJYU’s app are dominant competitors of this niche. Many developers look forward to launching new apps for the same.
Value Centric Learning
India is known for its values and morals. Our teaching system has devised unique learning that inclines to build individual ethics.
Psychological teaching and support via counselling sessions in groups or individually have helped students overcome challenges of personal nature. Understanding human psychology is gradually a part of the education system.
Various competitions like elocution, debate, spelling bee, and general knowledge wars, to scrap stage fear. Also, Public speaking and team activities help boost immense confidence.
The education system is a synthesized version of curiosity, technology, perspective, and innovation. Teachers, schools, and the government are striving to upgrade the teaching into a balanced education of all aspects of growth. Furthermore, smart and slow transitions of innovations and inventions post-trial and error have helped India become one of the leading educations hubs of the world.