Innovation – The Mantra of Gen Next

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Great poet William Butler Yeast once said, “Education should not be the filling of a pail but the lightning of a fire.”
Using innovative teaching methods to better serve students and teach them about the benefits of innovative thinking, does so much more than just “fill the pail.” It ignites a passion for learning and provides students with the tools they need to succeed in the future world of innovation.
This leads us to the question; What is the most important skill to teach our kids in schools? The answer: to build creative and innovative minds that can adapt and face unpredictable future challenges.

At PICT, we apply creative and innovative strategies in education with a particular focus on student’s basic education.
We adopt unique learning methodologies to empower our learners to think radically and develop a questioning power. We encourage students to explore, discover, ponder over and question what they have learn helping them understand the concepts in the most unadulterated form.

Here are some of the ways we introduce innovation in education:
1. Encourage children to find answers
Unlike the ordinary practice of directly giving away answers for questions, this method aims to encourage students to find answers on their own. It helps students to observe, imagine, judge and reason.

2. Use design thinking tools and methods
Design thinking methods unleash creativity and explore innovative solutions in the context of group discussion and brainstorming. These methods facilitate student involvement in solving problems hence boosting their thinking as well as self-confidence.

3. Focus on the key concepts
Providing knowledge in the form of facts orients student thinking while inhibiting creativity and ability to imagine. Focusing on key concepts helps the students to find solutions through exploring ideas and evaluating the best answers.

4. Role play
Students are encouraged to have their own version of characters they are portraying and enact them with the context of present times. Through role play, students get to learn about the various aspects of stage performance. This technique helps educators explore creativity and critical thinking in young learners.

5. Peer tutoring
Simply put, peer tutoring means one student teaching another fellow student. Research shows that peer learning helps the student doing the teaching as much as the student being taught. This is because it enables the tutors to clarify and deepen their own understanding while trying to teach their classmates.

Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page are successful examples of how adopting innovation in education can help in building creativity and better abilities in order to solve problems.


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