The school endeavours to improve access to quality education that is relevant in today’s environment through participative learning, says Shreevats Jaipuria, Vice Chairman, Seth M R Jaipuria Schools and Jaipuria Institute of Management, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
How the technology can be used to improve the learning outcome of students?
Technology has enabled us to access unlimited amount of content and new teaching methodologies. The challenge is to identify what is relevant and usable and work with teachers to make new teaching-learning pedagogy a reality in the classroom.
How important is the student-teacher coordination to create a learning environment in a school?
At Jaipuria, we believe that student has to be at the centre of the teaching-learning process. Our pedagogy is designed to encourage students to participate in the classroom and co-create knowledge at an individual and group level. This requires a high degree of training for teachers to act as facilitators for this process.
What are the important parameters being considered to develop an innovative curriculum for the holistic development of students?
The world is changing at such a rapid pace that we cannot imagine the types of careers our students will have 20-30 years from now. Therefore the most important skill that we can impart in school is the ability to learn by their own. Our curriculum pushes students to participate in classroom from a very young age in order to develop them as lifelong learners.
With an ever changing dynamics of the education sector, how Jaipuria School is training its teachers to adopt the best and latest methodologies of imparting education?
Typically in Indian schools teachers do not get time to explore about latest or innovative teaching methods which forced them to follow the old ways of imparting lectures for a specific subject or topic. We have developed 2,00,000 pages of curriculum that help teachers to follow different and innovative ideas for each grade ranging from playgroup to class 12. We believe this gives teachers easy and useful ways to update themselves and deliver engaging lecture for students in classrooms.
What are the vision and mission of the school for future?
Our vision is to impart quality education to the students in tier-2 and tier-3 cities across India. For far too long, good quality education is centred to few metropolitan cities or state capitals. This must be changed to meet the aspirations of a new and developing India.