The 21st century is witnessing rapid shifts in the demands and purpose of learning. An era of education defined by content, instructor & a group of learners to achieve pre-defined objectives is bygone. Today's students are maturing in an ecosystem shaped by digital technology and open education principles that offer easily accessible global standards, anytime anywhere teaching and flipped classrooms. The need of the hour is skillsets to learn beyond what is taught by active self-learning, multi-skilling to chart own paths for a solid future.
The New ways of learning are further being catalyzed by the pandemic setting unprecedented trends. We must awaken to a new age of education where students surpass content and rise to handle change effectively, observe new patterns, self - abstract information, critically reason and actively learn to think to emerge as successful adults. Training these core abilities of students as adjacent pillars during school education to unlock new learning pathways becomes vital for building the proper foundation for the holistic development of the 21st-century student. The World Economic Forum quite aptly terms the situation as a reskilling emergency as, by 2022, 42% of core skills required to perform existing jobs are expected to change.
The foresight of the National Education Policy 2020 is commendable in laying focus on the correct dimensions as an educational outcome. The National Education Policy 2020 stresses conceptual understanding rather than rote learning; creative and critical thinking; recognizing, identifying, and fostering each student's unique capabilities. The emphasis is on achieving foundational literacy and numeracy, using technology smartly for learning and working on the child's holistic development.
The NEP is also futuristic in starting early with a clear vision for ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education). As per the New Education Policy 2020: “ECCE ideally consists of flexible, multifaceted, multilevel, play-based, activity-based, and inquiry-based education”. The overall aim of ECCE will be to attain optimal outcomes in domains of physical & motor development, cognitive development; socio-emotional & ethical development; cultural/artistic dev & dev of communication & early language, literacy and numeracy.”
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SKILLANGELS® is designed to play to the strengths of students. It adopts a model that students learn best from - PLAY! and complements school learning with digital game-based puzzles to assess and enhance Higher Order Thinking Skills.
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