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Collaborative Learning Model

85% of a teacher’s time is spent in routine tasks: preparation and delivery of content (4 out of 7 periods a day), formative and summative assessments, house-keeping and record-keeping chores. As a result, she finds it a challenge to spend quality time and personalize learning; to teach the child, and not just the subject. After all, that is her primary role.

We intend to introduce teacher-robots in the near future; they will make the teacher more relevant than what they are today. This will be marked by complementary between human teachers and robots as shown below:

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Indus Charity Trust is a not-for-profit educational trust with exclusive focus on education, training, research and allied activities for the underprivileged community. The Trust has been set up under Indian Trust Act, 1882 executed on 26th March, 2010 by its founding trustees, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Arjun Ray and Mrs. Sarojini Rao.

The promotion and objectives of the Trust involves no activity for profit commercial gain. The Trust is located at Indus Charity Trust, Billapura Cross, Sarjapura Road, Sarjapur, Bangalore 562125.

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From the CEO/MD’s desk

Lieutenant General Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM (Retd.) CEO/MD
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It took Covid 19 to remind the world that, online teaching, learning and working is not a substitute for classroom teaching, but an alternative. The present pandemic has shattered this glass-ceiling. Regrettably, most teachers continue teach online they way they taught offline. This is the gravest default that will lead to irreversible consequences when children become adults. Even from a neurological perspective, it is unsound and unhealthy, because the plasma medium is vastly different to the paper medium. 

Online learning is empowering, because it helps a child to take responsibility for her / his learning. Moreover, unlike classroom teaching, a teacher can effortlessly personalise the learning of individual students. 

The greatest gift of online learning is in developing competencies. This is because it emphasises non-linear learning through self-learning and greater imagination which inevitably leads to creativity and innovation. We should welcome this big shift, as it will afford children greater opportunities to be innovative - the only way to succeed in the future. 

The future of learning will be blended - a mix of online and offline learning. Likewise, the future of work too will be a healthy blend of work from home and office. This future has already arrived and children and parents should adapt readily. 

 

With warm regards,