01-04-2019 07:00 PM
Debarati Choudhury/ My Indian Dream      39
The main motto of the Saksham Project is to encourage Maker-Centered learning.
The education system in India is evolving with every passing day. These days the kids, are getting introduced to innovative forms of learning which are both interesting and fruitful. Similarly, the students of Heritage Xperiential Learning School are guided to do something extremely helpful for society. Their project (Saksham Project) includes researching on real-life problems with the help of digital tools such as laser cutting, 3D printing, wearable tech and so on.
Students of standard 8, 9, 10 and 11 even worked jointly with a school for blind children in order to come up with products that would help bring ease in the lives of visually impaired students. While talking about the experience a class 8 student, Ananya Sharma told India Today Education, "My experience was unexpected. Meeting the visually impaired made me realize that just bonding with them, talking to them and teaching them made them very happy.” She further added that she felt like doing something different and received a lot of help from the blind students while working on the project.
The students of HXLS have designed cards, automated walking stick, help me shoes and 3D printed braille for the visually impaired kids.
The primary reason behind working on the Saksham Project is to encourage Maker-Centered learning which is a significant part of the school’s learning technique. Through this, the children can apply their conceptual knowledge to come up with solutions related to real life issues. This process of learning also helps children understand their capability of creative thinking and mull over ideas to build products with the help of human-centered design approaches.
With this level of education, the present and the upcoming generation will certainly flourish tremendously and make the most out of their ideas.
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