Rather than replacing teachers with artificial learning tools & apps, we need to arm them with the latest technology, says Kanak Gupta, Director, Seth M R Jaipuria Schools, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
What is the vision of your Institution?
At Seth M.R Jaipuria Schools, our vision is to make quality education available to students across towns and cities in India. We strongly believe that education has to be learner centric and participative, so our main focus is to provide a differentiated learning experience to the students.
Our education focus is of a new world in which relationships are governed by the spirit of universal fraternity; we are dedicated to serve the highest interests of nation-building that can ensure a vast synthesis of knowledge and a harmonious perfection of individual and the society as a whole.
How the curriculum designed and what makes it different from other Institutions?
At Jaipuria, the curriculum is designed to adapt itself specifically to every child’s requirements. We make our students work in teams, focus on creativity & innovation, to make decisions & to look beyond what they can see. The curriculum that we design is based on a constructive approach. We emphasise more on learning by doing, asking questions, and make students learn from activity based modules. This overall strategy makes us unique and different from rest of the schools.
What are the technological innovations adopted at Seth M.R. Jaipuria Schools for the holistic development of students?
We strongly believe that technology has to be integrated in the learning cycle and we must empower teachers and students to use it well. To say the cliché, technology can only be an enabler. Different technological innovations were adopted by Seth M.R. Jaipuria Schools for the holistic development of its students. More emphasis was laid on digitally enabled classrooms with a vastrepository of animated, lesson specific, 3D and 2D multimedia modules, for all subjects. Also, with the help of VR & AR Apps, students get the opportunity to learn more. They get to know the information related to the subject matter more easily.
In your opinion, what is to be done with the latest technology to get better results, instead of replacing teachers with these artificial learning tools and apps?
Rather than replacing teachers with artificial learning tools & apps, we need to arm them with the latest technology, so that they can better deliver results through teaching. The focus should be more on innovation with pedagogy. Whilst the teachers may have intention to use technology, they might not have the bandwidth to invest time in research and upgrading their skills.
What are the key aspects that make your Institution perform better than other schools?
There are many aspects that help us perform better than other schools. At Seth M.R. Jaipuria Schools, our focus is on overall erudition, value-addition, character building & transformation. We believe in the approach of combining management principles with development methodologies to providea rich array of resources to maximise achievement in any sphere of life. The biggest advantage is that this approach provides for a lifelong platform for growth. We are a learner centric institution that provides opportunities for academic, technical & lifelong learning in a collaborative culture dedicated to arouse curiosity, results and excellence.