How Innovation In Education Can Help In Skill Development

by Mandar Pande Digital Marketing Specialist

Today’s fast-changing global world scenario demands improvement and fast paced results in every field and that includes education. The world is taking notice and some advanced countries have long been in the forefront on bringing innovation into the ways education will be imparted. As far as Innovation in India is concerned, there has certainly been progress in pockets, but there is a long curve ahead.
The first thing that strikes whenever innovation is mentioned is technology. While it is true to a very large extent that Information Technology or IT and it’s encompassing tools make a big difference, that’s not the only yardstick to measure innovation. For Innovation in India to work, it has to go hand-in-hand with the following parameters:

  • Collaboration of bright ideas brought to the table.
  • Collate and build an ecosystem for ideas to generate and be adapted.
  • Build and sustain processes that will enforce the use of technology and enhanced methods of training.
  • Drive progress through constantly evolving processes, improved mindsets and a creative approach to work.

Innovation in India will face major hurdles where legacy-based methods get challenged and there is resistance to change. It is important to note how the education patterns in India have evolved over years or centuries right before it was colonised to the present day where modernisation is driving the world. For India to compete with the modern world, it is important that it embraces Innovation in Education sector and aligns it with the technologies and digital world scenarios.

Can we therefore assume, if or not innovative methods will work in skilling and education in India? If yes, how do they impact? Large number of education institutions in India which are thriving on the Innovation in India theme are relying on improved technologies to boost their ecosystems. These are being refurbished to align to modern methods. Gone are the days, when schooling meant that students would go through hours of classroom sessions with whiteboards and textbooks ruling their minds and homework and tuitions being used to enhance the skills.
Today’s world relies on a collaborative method. Students are being asked to challenge in classrooms, ask more questions, engaged in group discussions and lead discoveries of their own. While theories still apply, it’s the focus on bringing in a practical and hands-on based approach that will improve skills. There is a vast improvement in skilling and education in India due to the innovations being pursued and these are seen in the following areas:

  1.  Readiness to engage in verbal discussions and improve on results with little fear of failure.   
  2. Openness to adapt to the much modern method of training over the somewhat outdated methods of classical training from the good old legacy days.
  3. Develop skills in the presentation and visualization of ideas due to the use of technology and digital forums.
  4. Acceptance on the usefulness of a collaborative approach rather than the self-centred ranks driven approach. 
  5. Overall personality development of individuals and confidence to take up challenges in a larger workforce environment.

Innovation in India in the education sector is not just restricted to schools, colleges or universities. It is more widespread and tangible in the corporate world, where more and more organizations now develop and enhance their workforce training methodologies driven through innovations.
With the much improved and focused initiative of the Indian Government’s Right to Education Act, literacy is being tackled in a very large way and on a larger forum nationwide. Aligning with what other state governments are doing, Innovation in Maharashtra in the education sector is evident in most urban areas. There is a large focus by the government to invest heavily into the education sector. Not only, the number of education institutes have gone up, there is thrust to open more international schools that can bring in innovative methods of educating students. Digital India is making a big impact within the state of Maharashtra as well, as innovation picks up.
Most new schools and universities are competing to provide the best of education in an easy to understand and digest method and the benefits are now multifold.  With access to larger curriculum and in a robust and upscale environment, Innovation in Maharashtra is being viewed as a success story for other states to emulate.

How AP Globale is making a difference

With its focus on contributing to the Innovation in India theme and a continuous thrust on skilling and education in India, AP Globale has made several initiatives, few of which are listed below:
In collaboration with the renowned Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), AP Globale’s own SIMACES International Interdisciplinary Learning Centre (SIILC) is offering PG diploma course for a one-year duration in Agriculture Business Management. The aim of this initiative is to create a resource pool trained and skilled in the Agriculture and allied sector like fertilizer, pesticides, irrigation, mechanization etc. The course not just caters to theories on various subjects in this sector but also includes on-the-job training to ensure the students passing out on this course are ready to take up jobs from day one.

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About Mandar Pande Advanced   Digital Marketing Specialist

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