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Macro level issues, classroom issues, quality of education in India, possible solutions and technology aids.

Macro level issues, classroom issues, quality of education in India, possible solutions and technology aids.



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  • Performance is lower when compared to International standardsDrop in learning levels from the previous SLIMS (2006) studyPractical competencies (map reading, using good language while writing, general knowledge) not well developed
  • Performance is lower when compared to International standardsDrop in learning levels from the previous SLIMS (2006) studyPractical competencies (map reading, using good language while writing, general knowledge) not well developed
  • How do we empower teachers?How do we engage children??How do we involve parents ??
  • Meet the student.He loves to play cricket, part of the debating society, he is the class monitor and loves reading books. Right now some of his achievements and interests are not given enough recognition. Hence sometimes the child feels demotivated in general to try out new things.
  • Every child is unique and should be treated that way. Highlight there achievements though profile pages which serves as a visual Feedback of ones achievements and progress in the institution. 1)Talk about traditional approach and how the focus is on exams only. This leads to ignoring a child’s achievements other than scholastic ones. 2) All current softwares still treats students as mere numbers and not unique individuals.3) Xplore captures all data scholatic and non scholastic!4) Give one example
  • Combine with flipped classroom.
  • Scenario where a child gets an assignment and find it boring and less interestingWith softwares its still the same assignment. Its just digital. How do we make it more interesting? And make a child want to do the assignment!
  • Traditional way more interesting + GBL + PBLIts more about what you learn from that activity. And not about just getting marks!
  • If you have a chain of schools.

Education - Problems, Possible solutions, Technology aids & XPlore Presentation Transcript

  • 1. How to use technology in Education? Delhi Workshop - 23rd Dec 2011
  • 2. Literacy rateIndia -74.04%China-95.09%Srilanka-90.8%
  • 3. 44% of children in India betweenage 7 to 10 years could not evenread a simple paragraph.(Annual status of education 2006)
  • 4. High school dropout rates in India.39% of students drop out from schools.
  • 5. Reasons for school dropouts of age 5 to 14 years.  Children not interested in studies.(37%)  Parents not interested in childs education.(17%)  Inability to cope up with studies.(11%)  Work for wages.(5.6%)  Participation in economic activities.(7.2%)  Attend domestic duties.(6.3%)  Financial constraints.(11.2%)  Others(4.7%)
  • 6. Addressing the Problem Use of innovating methods like story telling ,dancing, music and games. Child friendly and child centric school environment. Proactive teaching through use of audio visual aids. Assessing overall development of a child through merits given for every positivestep taken. Extra classes and tuitions Building childs self esteem ,confidence and satisfaction through points for extracurricular activities. More practice and revision time for students with learning disorders. Economic support like scholarships, library facilities and rewards Better student teacher relationship. Teaching in the language understood by the students.
  • 7. “….changing the environment or the approach taken by childs caretaker is more powerful than individual counseling and therapy for children”
  • 8. Education is the manifestation of theperfection already in man. - Swami Vivekananda
  • 9. Solution to the problem Motivating the child. Making education more practical oriented. Stress upon parents the importance of education and schooling. Free education to the needy. Proper use of technology. Assessing overall performance of the child Teaching in the language understood by the child. Better student teacher relationship .
  • 10. World Has Moved On. Education System Hasn’t.• New types of industries (eg. Nano technology)• New kinds of jobs (eg: social media consultants)• Different skill sets required (eg: creativity, critical thinking, collaborative skills)
  • 11. Digital Natives Vs Digital Immigrants • Teacher not the sole source of information & knowledge • Too many distractions or multiple sources of knowledge? • Digital Age - Natives & Immigrants • Education ranks low on the interest scale of students
  • 12. What is Quality Education?Quality Learning Environments + Holistic Development Of Students
  • 13. Quality Of Education in India’s Top Schools!!89 PrincipalsSchools 23000 Students 54Teachers790 QES – Quality Education Study, 2010
  • 14. Student Performance in English, Math, Science & Social Studies (TIMSS) - Trends in Math Science Study
  • 15. Student Performance in English, Math, Science & Social Studies(SLIMS) – Student learning in metros study
  • 16. Learning EnvironmentsPrincipals with higher instructional leadershiplead to higher performance of students in Language, Maths andScience.Teacher beliefs in constructivist teaching practices wasassociated with higher performance in Language and Maths.Teachers following constructivist approach showedHigher levels of job satisfaction and self-efficacy
  • 17. Learning Environments30% Principals & 40% Teachers believed• Strict discipline is necessary• There can be no discipline without fear of teacher• Inattentive students should be physically punished
  • 18. Learning Environments
  • 19. Learning Environments
  • 20. Key Messages From The Study• Students in ‘Top Schools’ exhibit rote learning.• Some students exhibit bias on issues of gender equality, acceptance of cultural/religious diversity.• Principal’s instructional leadership & Teacher’s beliefs in constructivist learning practices has a positive impact on student performance
  • 21. Teachers• Availability of good quality teachers• How do you help teachers improve?• Stagnation in teachers’ growth after many years!!• How do teachers bridge the disconnect with students of this digital age?• How can teachers do more with less time?
  • 22. E m p o w e rHOW? Engage I n v o l v e
  • 23. Role of Technology in Education
  • 24. Technology In Education• How to use Technology to enable good quality education? Not replace teachers!!• How to integrate Technology in a learning environment? Not as a supplementary, non- essential tool!!• How to use Technology to aid in new learning methodologies and pedagogies?
  • 25. Bloom’s Taxonomy Of Learning Higher Order Thinking Skills Create Evaluate Analyze Apply Understand RememberLower Order Thinking Skills
  • 26. Learning & Assessment CreateTraditional Approach EvaluateStructured Learning Analyze Apply + Understand Exams Remember
  • 27. Learning & Assessment CreateInformal Learning EvaluatePeer Learning, GBL/PBL Analyze + ApplyConstructive UnderstandFeedback Remember
  • 28. New age Methodologies
  • 29. Flipped Classroom
  • 30. Flipped Classroom
  • 31. How to ‘Flip’?
  • 32. Flipped Results!!
  • 33. Advantages of “Flipping” it• Students learn at their own pace• Learning is reinforced in class with practical applications with help of the teacher• Enough time for teachers to pay attention to all kinds of learners in class• Reuse content created for the class
  • 34. Game Based Learning
  • 35. Game-Based Learning (GBL)• Using Game Design principles to provide a game like learning experience to students.• Or using games to provide a learning experience.• Or asking students to create their own games through activities like creating characters, defining rules of the game, mapping actions with results and testing the game.
  • 36. Project Based Learning
  • 37. Tools
  • 38. Tools
  • 39. Tools for help
  • 40. Educational software categories Content Management Based Attendance & Presentations Marks Scheduling Videos Multimedia Salaries content Other administrative work
  • 41. Educational software categories Content Management Based Attendance Presentations X Scheduling Videos P l Multimedia Salaries content o Other r administrative work e
  • 42. Learning & AssessmentTraditional Structured Learning + ExamsApproach +Informal Peer Learning, + ConstructiveLearning GBL/PBL Feedback Holistic Learning Holistic Assessment
  • 43. - A Social Learning Network“A Social Learning Platform that seeksto make learning Fun, Engaging &Social! ”
  • 44. What is Social Learning? Peer 2 Peer
  • 45. Student • Plays cricket • Part of debating society • Class monitor • Loves reading books • Maintains 80% and above aggregate• Evaluated based only on his marks• Achievements are mostly ignored• As a result motivation levels are low spl for newactivities/projects
  • 46. Individual Profiles- Every Student is UNIQUE!
  • 47. Teachers• Able recognize only the TOP 3 achievers• Only academic achievements are recognized• Delay in recognition
  • 48. Badges & Awards – A Virtual Reward SystemClass monitor Top contributor Most active participant
  • 49. Teacher -> Student Assignments / Projects• No motivation• Becomes a chore• Sometimes sees no point behind it
  • 50. Goals & Tasks- Promote Goal Oriented LearningAssignment Project d + 500 Pts + 750 Pts MATHS SCIENCE
  • 51. Resource Hub- Share & Engage with Rich Content Resource Hub
  • 52. Top Management – Access to Intelligent data654 Math3 Science2 Series 310 Class 7A Class 7B Class 8A Class 8B
  • 53. Social Network- Connect Teachers, Students & Parents
  • 54. Beyond CCE
  • 55. Future Classroom
  • 56. Thank You