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, Peter Phillips, Chief Executive at the Press and Dr Priti Adani, Adani Foundation Chairperson, recently signed a letter of intent in Mumbai for a large scale educational skill development program for schools. 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 computational thinking and Information and Communication Technology. 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 Press and Adani Foundation 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.
They hope to take the Press’s promise of 'Brighter Thinking; Better Learning' forward with the immense experience and thought leadership of Cambridge to schools across India.
Ratnesh Kumar Jha, Managing Director, Cambridge University Press, South Asia said, “This is a very significant step in the right direction as it opens many new doors for students and faculty. The partnership will reinstate our support and vision towards contributing to the government’s Digital India vision, and our commitment to spark innovation.”
This collaboration is poised to be one of the leading educational programs by Adani Foundation and is aimed at fulfilling the potential to prepare future leaders for India.