WITH THE ADVANCEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY, THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN EDUCATION HAS BECOME IMPERATIVE. COMPUTERS NOT ONLY HELP STUDENTS ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE VIA KINAESTHETIC LEARNING BUT ALSO DEVELOP THEIR CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS.
BENEFITS OF TECH-MEDIATED EDUCATION
Technology-based education has a multi-disciplinary approach and facilitates understanding of concepts via activity-based and hands-on learning, thereby stimulating creativity in young students. Students actively explore real-world problems and acquire a deeper knowledge of fundamental topics in different perspectives. Technology-based education focuses on the application of CS–STEM concepts and themes by allowing students to analyse, strategise, experiment and apply their ideas in real-life situations. Students engage in enterprising activities, and through these experiences, become the protagonists of their own learning. According to Mr Abhimanyu, our trained expert on the subject, IT fluency will be the most essential skill in future. Our Robotics Lab has all the required equipment, such as modular robotics platform and visual programming language which enhances problem-solving skills in our students. With the help of such education solutions, students are updated with the recent scientific and technological innovations, thus providing them opportunities for self and social development.
With the aim to enhance learning through practical knowledge and real-life application, Tagore Public School, Shastri Nagar, Jaipur has introduced ROBOTICS and S.T.E.M. Education in grades V to X. LEGO-based dynamic activities in robotics and technology labs based on CBSE curriculum are incorporated in the school time table. Besides performing these activities, students also get a chance to compete in Robocup, BuildAThon and World Robotics Olympiad. These competitions aim to advance state-of-the-art robots and inculcate 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, logical reasoning, communication and collaboration in students.
SMART CLASSROOMS ENGAGE STUDENTS
The traditional chalk-and-talk method of teaching is passé. Smart classrooms, as adopted by Tagore Public School in collaboration with TeachNext, engage students by making the learning process enjoyable through animated, interactive audiovisuals. They also facilitate better understanding and retention of concepts.
TeachNext provides digital content aligned with the CBSE syllabus. The interactive animations and real-life videos clarify concepts which are difficult to understand through textbook learning, besides making learning interesting and appealing to students. With the installation of TeachNext digital solution in the classroom, the teaching–learning process has become easier and learning objectives are fulfilled. Next Education has thus transformed the classroom environment, enabling students to visualise, experiment and globalise their learning.
With the sole intention of imparting services to the society, the hope of structuring a better tomorrow and a dream of providing a broad and stimulating educational experience of the highest quality to the future generations, Tagore Public School has adopted and implemented modern methodologies to make the teaching– learning process effective. Students thrive under the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable faculty and administration. The school follows the concept of 5 E’s – Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. The pre-primary curriculum is disseminated by adopting effective learning approaches, such as audiovisual integration, multiple learning opportunities, age-appropriate progression and integrated approach. Grades V to VIII are taught following various approaches such as interdisciplinary approach, multiple intelligences, enquiry–based learning approach and activity-based learning. Problems to develop critical thinking abilities are provided for content discussion.
The secondary and senior secondary grades are instructed following an age-appropriate approach for smooth progression and self learning.
About the Author:
DR RUCHIRA S. SOLANKI
CEO of Tagore Group of Institutions
She is currently the CEO of Tagore Public School, Shastri Nagar, and Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, and member of Board of Directors at Tagore Hospital and Research Institute, Jaipur, Rajasthan. She has 25 years of experience in the medical field, as well as administrative experience in the field of education.