Innovation as an ecosystem in Schools:
About a year and a half back, I had made a blog post on Innovations in teaching : https://mmpant.com/2021/02/21/innovations-in-teaching/ to further spread some of the ideas that I was presenting at an FDP program at Central University Jammu.
It so happens that later today, I will be doing a webinar for Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan on the theme “ Innovation as an ecosystem in schools”. This blog has some useful content for this webinar as well, the most important of which is the UKOU reports on Innovative Pedagogies for the last 10 years. Here is a link to the essential ideas in those reports spanning a decade : https://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/?page_id=582
It is quite overwhelming to process 100 such innovative pedagogies for their underlying principles and then try to adopt and adapt them to one’s special circumstances. This will be best done by building on the experience of senior education leaders, and cannot be handed out to them as ‘best practices’ to be followed, but rather they will come up with their own ‘next practices’ to make the learning experience more fruitful and help all learners realise their full potential.
I have explored innovation in teaching practices, since almost 50 years back. I had experimented with personalised mastery learning long before personal computers had become available. A report was published in:
M.M. Pant, “Experiment with self–paced instruction in undergraduate Physics”, J. of Phys. Education, 3, 1 (1975).