Maths and Science Focus
Through Mathematics and Science, children learn to make sense of their world in terms of numbers, shapes and patterns. They learn to reason, connect ideas, and think logically. Mathematics and Science is more than rules and operations, it is about conceptualising and understanding relationships in every aspect of life.
Unfortunately across the globe, a phobia for these subjects is prominent amongst young learners. However, the current education system has made a 360° shift from learning by obedience to learning by application.This means children learn best when they are interested in what they are being taught .
So, we need to encourage children to show respect for their thinking processes and allow them to explore different ways of solving problems. The Eduworks platform strives to promote such learning.
Transforming the Digital Classroom
Conventional educational environments focus on memory-based learning instead of the construction of knowledge. This makes it difficult for students to apply knowledge in real life contexts which vary from those typically found in textbooks.
To address these issues, education experts recommend these guiding principles:
- Connect to a specific pedagogy for fruitful teaching and learning;
- Connect knowledge to live outside the school;
- Shift away from rote method;
- Go beyond textbooks;
- Make assessments more flexible;
- Create more tools to make the concepts visible.
Technology is often seen as a means of solving such issues. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach. The evolution of information and communication technologies, its relevance amongst young children and the ease of access to technology in our environment are core aspects to consider.
Solutions, like the EduWorks platform, will empower and create future citizens equipped for the digital age.