National Progressive Schools’ Conference (NPSC) organized a one of its kind experiential Workshop for teachers on Ideas to Innovation: ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Classrooms’ on August 19, 2016 at DLF Public School. Designed to equip teachers with the skills to inculcate lateral thinking, critical thinking and problem solving mindset in young minds, this workshop threw new light into the possibilities of innovations in the education sector.
The questions that we challenged are:
• How can innovation and entrepreneurship be anchored in the field of education?
• How its applications can be taught in classrooms to a child that’s 10 years old or more?
During this no paper- no pen workshop, all the participants were encouraged to indulge in out of the box ideation and brainstorming. The collaboration skills of the partakers were also developed as they were made to work in groups. Teachers actively took part in all the activities and experiments which were laced with elements of surprise.
The Chief Resource Person Mr. Sandeep Senan, a technology visionary, conducted this workshop for than 40 teachers from 18 NPSC Schools. Towards the end of the session, Mr. Senan commented, “I am surprised by the quality of innovative business ideas generated by the participants of this workshop”.
The workshop kept all the teachers on their toes. Ms. Smita Malik from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Mehta Vidyalaya shared, “The most important thing that I got to learn from this rich learning event is that there is an innovator in everybody, in every child. We just need to know the right trigger to use”.
NPSC Joint Secretary and host school Principal Ms. Seema Jerath said, “Our NPSC has always been a front runner in taking the lead to challenge the existing educational practices in favor of something more holistic. Today, through this workshop, we are taking necessary steps to take education to next level and prepare students in a way that they are able to engage and win in the global context”.