World Education Summit 2013 -Creating Excellence in School Education


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World Education Summit 2013 -Creating Excellence in School Education

  1. 1. India’s first college-preparatory schoolWorld Education Summit 2013:Creating Excellence In School EducationProf Shivananda R Koteshwar
  2. 2. Spelling out “EXCELLENCE”excellence |ˈeksəәləәns|noun the quality of being outstanding or extremely good: | a centerof academic excellence.| archaic an outstanding feature or quality.ORIGIN late Middle English: from Latin excellentia, from the verb excellere ‘surpass’Preparing forTomorrowFaculty DevelopmentDiligent ProcessArts21st Century SkillsCommunity ChampionCharacter Education AcademicsSports
  3. 3. 1. Recognizing Changed Learner•  Kids dont come to school forinformation. They come to school withinformation  Assimilation ofinformation•  Impatience to irresolution  WeakProblem Solving Skills•  Surplus information or insufficientinformation (Distracters) Engagement•  Exposure to interesting and engagingchannels of information  Challengesin classroom engagement•  Earlier the belief was work hard, getgood marks, get a college degree, get ajob, you are successful. But now thebelief is, its better to have a degree butnot a necessityStudents earlier attended school to get information but now they getinformation everywhere
  4. 4. 2. Understanding 21st CenturySchooling•  Move away from standardized testingand go beyond standardizing curriculum•  Innovative, demanding and flexiblecurricula, and modern teachingtechniques•  Build critical and creative thinking andproblem-solving skills•  Collaboration is a must. Great learninghappens in group•  Integrate divergent thinking, criticalthinking, interpretive skills, scientificexploration, experiential learning andnormative principles•  Access to information is not a majorproblem now but what and how toassimilate this is very importantReference: TED talk Diana Laufenberg, Dan Mayer & Emily PillowtonSchooling is about experiential learning, student voice and embracingfailure. Its not about standardized test and always having a culture ofone right answer
  5. 5. 3. Put together the eco-systemFaculty|Methodology|Infrastructure|Student|Technology
  6. 6. 4. The Amaatra Academy WayStudentAchievementSchoolClimateGovernanceTransformationalLeadershipFacultyParentalInvolvementTeacherCollaborationProfessionalDevelopmentData DrivenAssessmentCurriculumMoving from an industry model to agricultural model
  7. 7. Every child, regardless of background circumstances, deservesthe opportunity to succeed in life and its our responsibility tocreate that opportunitySummary•  Spend less time filling minds of hungrystudents with content by lecturing atthem•  Ignite their creativity, their imaginationand their problem solving skills by activeengagement•  There is no one size fits all. The designsolution for fuelling the inquisitiveness,expressiveness, exploration & selfdiscovery of a student is dependent on•  Student/Teacher background•  Infrastructure available•  Size of the classroom•  Investment (Both time and money byall stakeholders)
  8. 8. Credits•  TED Talks –Diana Laufenberg, Dan Mayer, Ken Robinson & EmilyPillowton•  Book - Design for learning in an open world•  Images from–––––––
  9. 9. 10Thank You!shivoo@amaatra.pes.eduFacebook: shivoo.koteshwar / Twitter: @shivookoteshwar