Imagine if you were allowed to dismantle household objects to know how things you use actually work. Wouldn’t it give you a better understanding than learning about them through books and videos?
Thankfully, there are experienced and resourceful people in India who have come to realize the importance of practical learning.
Vadodara Innovation Council (VIC) – country’s first and the only city-based innovation council which is a part of the National Innovation Council (NInC) – will soon be launching a ‘Tod, Fod, Jod’ centre in the city where students will be allowed to gain knowledge from experience instead of textbooks.
At this centre, children will be allowed to dismantle and assemble everything starting from fans, washing machines, television sets, refrigerators and even computers.
Students from standard 7 to standard 12 will be invited to the center in two batches every weekend. “For instance, we will put before them a scooter and let them understand the principles of engineering,” VIC’s secretary Vikas Chawda said while adding that the centre is being set up as a pilot project to promote curiosity and self learning among children.
Both the industry chambers – the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) – have taken up the onus of organizing workshops across major cities of the country where formation of such city innovation councils in the respective cities will be promoted.
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Courtesy : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/