Innovative and experiential learning is the need of the hour in the Indian education system.
The challenge is to move from the futile tradition of rote-learning to methodological and practical learning processes.
To make learning more meaningful, the Adani Foundation and UK-based Cambridge University Press signed a letter of intent on Wednesday in Mumbai for a large scale educational skill development program for schools.
Adani Foundation Chairperson, Dr Priti Adani, and Cambridge University Press Chief Executive, Mr. Peter Phillips, signed the Letter of Intent.
According to them, the objective of this collaboration is to introduce a futuristic teaching-learning experience into the Indian education system.
The Adani-Cambridge collaboration will focus on three key futuristic educational initiatives. First is the introduction of 'Coding' in Indian schools to hone proficiency of learners in computer science and Information and Communication Technology.
The 'Coding Sandpit' program is aligned with the government's 'Digital India' initiative with an aim to develop computational thinking skills of students and introduce coding for schools from Class 1 to 8 to solve complex problems.
Secondly, the cross-border collaboration plans to roll out the Cambridge Language Solution, a digital language lab for schools specifically focused on sharpening the two important skills of listening and speaking.
The Adani Foundation and Cambridge University Press also plan to introduce eight level methodology books consistent with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) guidelines to offer a natural acquisition of English via a comprehensive input approach.
The Adani Foundation hopes to take its mission of 'Brighter Thinking; Better Learning' forward with the immense experience and thought leadership of Cambridge to schools across India.
This collaboration is poised to be one of the leading educational programs by Adani Foundation, and is aimed at fulfilling the potential to groom future leaders for India.
Ratnesh Jha, Managing Director, Cambridge University Press, South Asia, and George Thomas, Head (Education), Adani Foundation, were also present on the occasion.