Innovation Begins at School: How Schools impact Brain Development

Innovation Begins at School: How Schools impact Brain Development 2018-02-21T14:06:50+00:00

A famous saga goes – Charity begins at home. A child learns what he sees. Similarly, it can be said that – Innovation begins at school. A child enters a school with colorful walls, listens to poems in rhymes and is allowed to colour a picture with his own will, say – a moon with a red crayon. There are no boundaries to his creativity.

The early years of a child witness the development of brain at a very complex and rapid pace. Numerous new connections are formed through neural pathways and repetition of the behaviours confirms familiarity. This happens until the age of three. Afterwards, the brain development depends on a lot of other factors. Hence, the development of a child’s brain, apart from hereditary and parenting factors, depends on a lot on the educational curriculum of the school he attends at the initial stage. Schools, mostly try to stick to a document named- ‘Syllabus’ which can be very detrimental in terms of consequences for children’s psychological and learning process. The ‘what’s’ are mentioned and ‘Where’ explained, but the possibility to think about ‘Whys’ and ‘How’s’ lessen due to several factors. This can be because of the strict adherence to the limits of a syllabus, and thus the lack of experiential learning. Rote learning is an injustice to the potential of a child and hampers the ability as well as the will to think creatively.

Especially in India, mostly schools presume that the learning through real-life experiences would place after school, maybe at college or job level. They leave the practical aspect of learning as a burden on future. So when students step out in the real world, they’re only aware of mitochondria being the powerhouse of a cell. Practical Learning at later stages in life makes too naive to even pick the justify tools. Acquiring of skills is whole other thing when the time for learning is less and the to-do list is long.

School Education has a direct and immense impact not just on brain development but also on the personal growth, interpersonal skills, imagination power and curiosity of children. Schooling is the justify time to think beyond the limits and boost the creative and innovative potential of children.

Colours, Games, Workshops on Origami and Crafts and frequent exercises really help to include children in the process of learning through more than words. But these methods can be time-consuming for a school timetable of 6 hours per day. Also in the age of technology and globalisation, we need to ensure that children are extremely innovative in nature. They must think of problems and try to create solutions for them.

Giving importance to practical education ensures a good economy, availability of skilled labour, and emergence of new exciting opportunities. Starting this at school level extends the time for learning as an advantage. Young minds are more susceptible and capable of learning concepts faster, especially through tools and ideas.

MPower Global STEM Education makes this possible through its unique programs in association with STEM Academy of USA .They make learning easier by providing opportunities for thinking out of the box through their set of structured well-designed modules for Class 4 to 10th made in alignment with CBSE/ICSE/SSB/IB Syllabus.

These world class modules present real-life challenges for the students to channel whatever they have learnt in theory into practical results, by creative pursuit.

MGSE brings this innovative revolution by providing STEM Education based on experiential hands-on learning. STEM education is the backbone of the innovative and entrepreneurial prowess of an economy. Not only the children enjoy these programs and workshops at schools, but also the teachers get introduced to interesting teaching methods. The modules for each class cover basic concepts of a STEM in the manifestation of enhancing practical experiments and exercises in a structured framework. Interesting challenges are posed in front of students, making them brainstorm for a solution.

STEM Education modules are used because of their unfathomable significance in the dynamically globalising world. Automation is replacing human skills in the fields of IT and entrepreneurial spirit is getting its due respect. STEM education makes every child unique with a learning that has been implemented by him. A developing brain should not be indecisive and confused about things it captures from the surrounding. STEM Modules by MGSE add to self-awareness, self-management and responsible decision-making skills also. The art of expression comes from the ability to give life to an idea. STEM fields emphasise on this aspect a lot. Hands-on experiential learning is the best possible step towards the development of the brain.

Thankfully, MGSE modules are a great way to make every child believe in his individuality and imagination by giving them opportunities to start converting imagination into innovation.

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