Travelling School Teaching Kit For Doorstep School


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Travelling School Teaching Kit For Doorstep School

  1. 1. Travelling School - Teaching kit for Doorstep School in rural India Industrial Design Project II by Jithesh.R 03613004
  2. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Educating children from the rural populace is inevitable for a better India. </li></ul><ul><li>The project aims in finding an alternative method to deliver education to children in rural areas. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Objective <ul><li>To design a product to effectively introduce mobile education concept in the rural parts of India. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Methodology User Study Analysis Product Brief Ideation Concept Generation Concept Freeze Problem Statement
  5. 6. Problem Statement <ul><li>To design a product to aid mobile education concept, to effectively teach children who are drop outs and children who cant afford to go to school. </li></ul>
  6. 8. User Study <ul><li>Work at this stage was done in two parts </li></ul><ul><li>User study at village Ter </li></ul><ul><li>User study at Doorstep School (Mumbai) </li></ul>
  7. 9. Location of Ter :
  8. 10. Visit to the School <ul><li>Interview with the headmaster and a teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation of class operation. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion with the children. </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>The principal of the school believed in... </li></ul><ul><li>The potential of the village children to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for follow up and close interaction with the children's family for efficient education. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Constant comparison in a class environment made a lot of students feel pressurised
  11. 13. <ul><li>Children highlighted... </li></ul><ul><li>The distance they travelled to reach school. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for them to help their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>The excitement they had for videos, movies, documentaries etc.. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Observations <ul><li>Schools have limitations in tracking and following up on drop out cases. </li></ul><ul><li>Working students find it difficult to efficiently distribute time for studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Children spent considerable time in travelling to and from the school. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for interesting communication from the teacher side. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Doorstep School <ul><li>A mission to educate street children. </li></ul><ul><li>A non – government organisation operating since 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>The School-On-Wheels project is a bus converted to a classroom environment. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Interview with the Coordinator of Doorstep School <ul><li>The basic objective and main activities were explained during the meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>School-on-Wheels project is the flagship of Doorstep's attempts to take education to out-of-School children who dwell on the very fringes of society. </li></ul><ul><li>Main activities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic literacy classes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School drop off service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Children's book and toy library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational sessions on social skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recreational and educational field visits </li></ul></ul></ul>Ms.Bina Lashkari
  15. 17. Experience at School – On - Wheels class at Crawford Market <ul><li>There were three employees in one bus – A teacher, driver and attendant. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 15 children gathered at 9.30 am in the bus. </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>They started of with prayers and rhymes. </li></ul><ul><li>The class was about 2 hrs, dealing with writing, reading and mathematics. </li></ul><ul><li>Exams are conducted every 2 – 3 months to keep track of student progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who passed 4 th grade exams were encouraged to join secondary school. </li></ul><ul><li>Two students in the group were being prepared to take test to enter secondary school. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Observations <ul><li>A student to teacher ratio of 1:15 was observed here which worked efficiently. </li></ul><ul><li>Children were excited and eager to see and use technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Short duration of class was enjoyed by the children. </li></ul><ul><li>They also felt easy to finish of the studies during their class in the bus. </li></ul>
  18. 21. Regular students Dropouts Non - enrolled Dropouts Vs School Goers
  19. 25. Product Brief Teacher’s communicating mediums. Transport system. Power Source. Storage space. Display and processing system for information media
  20. 36. Concept Review Product option Product brief Ease of operation for the teacher Availability of Technology Cultural influence
  21. 40. Full scale drawings of the side view was made to understand the proportion of the product.
  22. 50. The teacher arrives...
  23. 51. Conducts classes...
  24. 52. Moves to his next location...
  25. 53. Thank you