WES 2012 - School Education Track: Assistive Technology & Life Skills Education... - Anuradha Sen

Anuradha Sen, Head, Curriculum & Training, Shiv Nadar Schools
Date: 23-24 July, 2012
Venue: Le Meridien, New Delhi
Brief: Education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the first is utility and the second is culture. Education  must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life.
The teacher should provide clearly structured small-group activities that encourage everyone to participate. These techniques  incorporate varied learning preferences and styles of participation and help create learning environments accessible to all students.  Care does need to be taken to make sure that such groups do not reproduce the social dynamics of the classroom on a smaller scale  and so, for best results, the teacher must not only form groups consciously, but must also monitor group work carefully.
No two students are same and every student learns differently. In assessing each student’s learning patterns and individual skills, the  teacher should be able to develop techniques to help all types of students, master their classwork, homework, and overall educational  skills. Through assistive technology software and devices, organisational skills, and study skills, we can best help students to customise their learning on an individual basis.
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