WES 2012 - Interviews - Poonam Singh Jamwal
Poonam Singh Jamwal, Chief Marketing Officer, Extramarks
Speaker at: World Education Summit 2012
Date: 23-24 July 2012
Venue: Le Meridien, New Delhi
Brief : Technology helps us in more optimal achievement of learning goals. Students in a class have different skill sets and technology should help us reach out to all children in learning and understanding the concepts. The challenge today is that we look at technology just as hardware. Instead, we should be looking at technology from the angle of improvements that it can bring inside the classrooms.
While we deliberate on the important question of what we are going to teach, we should also ask ourselves why do we really teach Science or any other subject. We teach Science with the intention of imparting the knowledge of the real world to the child. The child is instinctively curious about the environment and Science helps him develop a sense of reasoning. So science is all about ideas, concepts, and theories that are being used to interpret the world. As Einstein once said, “Science should be taught by forming connections between reality and physical theory”.