Experts Say on Nurturing the Culture of Continuous Learning in Schools | Elevate Ep. 14

February 28, 2024 | By: Extramarks

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Innovation flourishes where curiosity thrives! Gone are the days of static education where textbook learning and a one-size-fits-all approach dominated classrooms. Today, the essence of new-age schooling lies in its commitment to fueling curiosity and embracing continuous learning.  In our latest Extramarks Elevate webinar – a thought leadership series aimed at exploring the latest education and technology, we discussed ‘Breaking Down Academic Silos: Nurturing A Culture of Continuous Learning in Schools’ where our esteemed panel of academic experts shared their insights on the importance of crafting immersive learning experiences and integrating technology to ignite curiosity, foster creativity and shape lifelong learners in classrooms.  

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Here a list of our panel  of experts who joined us for the webinar:  

  1. Ms. Preeti Desai, Associate Director, Academics, Kaveri Group of Institutes, Pune
  2.  Mr Pavan Vashishtha, Principal, Birla Shishu Vihar, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
  3. Mr Anvarshaja Vengasseeri, Academic Director, Al Afkar International American School Jeddah
  4. Ms Shivani Kalra, Director Admin, Vivekananda International Public School, Faridabad
  5. Mr Dheepan Thangavelu, Vice Chairman, Sri Shakthi International School (SSIS), Coimbatore
  6. Mr  Venkat Phanikaran, Chief Academic Officer, Extramarks Education
  7. Ms Poonam Singh Jamwal, Director, Extramarks Education, Noida

To aid your school in transcending the limitations of conventional classrooms, we have compiled their invaluable insights into actionable takeaways to foster a culture of on-going learning through dynamic practices. 

Key Takeaways 

Continuous learning practices can be integrated into schools through various strategies. Our speakers discuss the role of implementing personalized learning plans tailored to individual students’ needs to foster a culture of curiosity and exploration. They also share their insights on using edtech tools like digital platforms and online resources to extend learning opportunities beyond classrooms. 

Let’s take a look at the top 6 takeaways from the webinar: 

  • Develop An Integrated Curriculum That Bridges Core Knowledge With Higher Education Skill Sets (Ms Preeti Desai)
“Our speakers share the importance of cultivating a digital enhanced classroom that fosters a blended learning environment and enables students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Through incorporating project-based learning, real-world applications of concepts and technology, they can effectively bridge core subjects with essential skills that are relevant to their future academic path.”
  • Streamline Cross-Curricular Integration for Teaching Efficiency (Mr Anvarshaja Vengasseeri)
“Discussing the role of technology in new-age schools, the speakers highlight how integrating technology in classrooms enables gamification by providing interactive tools and platforms that engage students in learning activities. These educational games and simulations help reinforce concepts across various subjects in fun and interactive ways. This enhances teaching efficiency by covering a wide range of topics using interactive tools and encourages students to explore their interests, promoting continuous growth.”
  • Cultivate Learning Beyond  Classroom Walls (Mr Pavan Vashishtha)
“The key to enabling continuous learning in schools is to engage both students and teachers in immersive activities that foster curiosity and promote a culture of exploration beyond the classroom. Our speakers share the importance of leveraging educational apps, online resources and virtual reality experiences to create an engaging learning space that inspires curiosity  extending  beyond the traditional academic setting.”
  • Adopt A Holistic Perspective Towards Technology Integration (Ms Poonam Singh Jamwal)
“Schools must prioritize equipping students and educators with the right teaching-learning material in order to create independent lifelong learners. They can do this by integrating technology that diversifies classroom learning, encourages self-directed learning and enables students to explore topics of interest at their own pace. Moreover, with technology like performance analytics, teachers can gain insights into students’ progress and facilitate targeted interventions. This will help students learn better and be more prepared for success in a tech-driven world.”
  • Curate Student-Centric Pedagogies (Mr Venkat Phanikaran)
“Teachers should utilize adaptive learning technology for curating non-linear learning journeys that enable students to indulge in self-learning and study at their own pace. Moreover, our panelists also  explore how technology empowers the involvement of all stakeholders – parents, teachers and school management – in crafting a customized learning trajectory that aligns with the students’ learning needs.”
  • Embrace The Digital Shift (Mr Dheepan Thangavelu)
“It is crucial for schools to adapt across all segments of the learning experience to promote a renewed culture of growth and exploration. Our speakers share their take on transcending conventional learning boundaries by adopting dynamic practices like peer-to-peer learning, collaborative projects and online learning. Integrating educational platforms has made knowledge readily accessible and promotes cross-cultural collaboration, fostering a culture of continuous learning.”
  • Address Challenges in Digital Learning Collaboratively (Ms Shivani Kalra)
“For every academic institution, the key goal is to ensure equitable access to quality education for all students. This is why it is important for schools to collectively navigate challenges as a team and overcome barriers regarding digital literacy gaps or technological disparities. The speakers also discuss the role of ongoing teacher training and support to equip educators with the skills to navigate digital tools efficiently. Taking collective action will help schools meet the needs of every student and enhance the quality of education, empowering them to become lifelong learners.”

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To conclude, it is not just about preparing students for the future but empowering them with tools, skills and mindset to shape it.

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