Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Partnerships between formal and informal education – Ajith Basu


Published on

This presentation was given by Ajith Basu at the conference “Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in School: Moving a shared agenda forward” on 24-25 September 2019, London, UK.

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Partnerships between formal and informal education – Ajith Basu

  1. 1. Partnerships between formal and informal education Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in School: Moving the Agenda Forward 24-25 September 2019 – London Organized by:
  2. 2. Agastya’s Mission: to spark curiosity and propagate a creative temper in disadvantaged children and teachers through experiential hands-on science education and teacher trainings via scalable & sustainable methods. Agastya’s Vision: to create an India of "creators, tinkerers, solution seekers and leaders who are humane, anchored and connected" 12 Million Children 250,000 Teachers 21 States
  3. 3. Agastya works to influence key behavioral shifts in children through its programs Agastya’s presence is crucial in furthering the development of India through the inclusion of her poor.... with education, these children may lift humanity to unimagined heights - Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam (Former President of India), 2012 ‘Yes’ to ‘Why?’ Looking to Observing Passive to Exploring Textbook to Hands-on Fear to Confidence Being led to Leadership Knowledge to ‘Know’ability
  4. 4. Agastya uses scalable & interactive models to impact disadvantaged communities 172 acre Creativity Campus, Kuppam 100 STEM Oriented Science Centers Across 21 States Andhra Pradesh Assam Bihar Chhattisgarh Delhi Goa Gujarat Haryana Jharkhand Karnataka Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Meghalaya Odisha Rajasthan Sikkim Tamil Nadu Telangana Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand West Bengal Make learning  Fun!  Useful!  Accessible!
  5. 5. Agastya touches 1.2 million children annually through its programs 105 Lab in a Box Programs, 70 Lab on a Bike Programs 26, iMobile and Lab-on-a-Tab programs (digital platforms) 600 + Operation Vasantha – Night Community Centers 10000+ Teachers trained till date on ‘Constructivism’ pedagogy 35000+ trained in Young Instructor Leader Program 200+ Mobile Science Lab Programs 200+ Mobile Science Lab Programs
  6. 6. ABOUT REACHPROGRAMS  Agastya’s Teacher Training Program aims to empower teachers to stimulate and nurture curiosity, creativity and confidence among students through ‘hands-on’ creative learning methods and to foster a ‘learn to learn’ attitude.  The program enables teachers to create a multiplier effect in their own locales through focused workshops on capacity building and follow-up programs.  To impart ‘Ava-Bodh’ principles (Meta-cognition abilities) Teacher Training Program in Constructivism (TTPC): • 4-day residential Make Your Own Lab (MYOL): • 3 – 4 day • NCERT syllabus. Teacher Training on Constructivism with Make Your Own Lab (C-MYOL): combines TTPC and MYOL, Customized Teacher Training Program: requirements of stakeholders No. of States Total No. of Teachers Trained 2014-19 Total No. of Teachers Trained 2018-19 10,633 1,958 11 Proposed Programs 2019/20 2500 Teachers 3 month certificate program on/off site Fellowship offered Agastya’s Teacher Training Initiative
  7. 7. Collaborations to foster relationships with the Formal Sector Regulatory Bodies Institutions / Universities Donors / Foundations • Government of India • State Governments • Education Departments • Local bodies • Design thinking – INSEAD and Stanford University • Ecology study – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore • Validation & Impact assessment - IIM Bangalore • Curriculum / Pedagogy support, Knowledge / Resource sharing - IIT IDC, IISER, IISc and more… • Partnerships with over 100 corporates donor and foundations • Honeywell, Deutsche Bank, Broadcom, Synopsis, Qualcomm, AMD, Bank Of America and more… AGASTYA SUPLEMENTING GOVERNMENT SCHOOL CURRICULUM OF INDIA THROUGH HANDS-ON ‘STEAM’ INTERVENTIONS
  8. 8. Agastya – Reimagining Education
  9. 9. Impact till date • Agastya Redefining Education • Agastya’s Creativity Campus • Agastya’s Teacher Training Program • Agastya’s Innovation Hub Video Links