2nd Foundation Project: Promoting Future Skills

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Project Name:

2nd Foundation Project: Promoting Future Skills

May 1, 2016 – January 1, 2017

Project PI:

Rao R. Bhavani

Project Co-PI:

Gayathri Manikutti

Funding Agency:

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
APSSDC

Project Summary:

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham collaborated with ​Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) and School ​Education ​Department to complete a pilot project called “Redesigning ​Educational ​Pathways using ​Technology and ​Innovative ​Pedagogical ​Constructs for ​Scalable ​Quality ​Education and ​Lifelong ​Learning” in selected state model schools. As part of the project, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham conducted workshops in Robotics, Computational Thinking, Maker skills, Cybersecurity, Life Skills, Vulnerability mapping, and Virtual reality and serious games to children in schools in Peda Komera and Maddularva (Krishna district) and Karempudi and Krosuru (Guntur district). Subsequently, in 2016-2017 academic year, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham conducted a series of train the trainer program sessions as a part of its Andhra Pradesh Schools Program Innovation For Research and Excellence (ASPIRE) initiative wherein 250 mentors selected by Andra Pradesh Government were trained to teach school children Computational Thinking, Robotics, Virtual Reality and Serious Games, Internet and Web Technologies, Life Skills, Maker Skills and Vulnerability mapping. These sessions were conducted by Ammachilabs in collaboration with Amrita e-Learning Research Lab (AERL) in the Amritapuri cmapus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The trainers field tested their skills by conducting 2 day workshops for 7-9 grade children studying in Amrita Vidyalayam Schools. All mentors were provided certificates after their three week long training.
Project Status:
Past/Completed Project
Project Areas:
21st Century Skills
Related Publications:

Igniting the Maker Spirit: Design and Pilot Deployment of the Kappa Tangible Electronics Prototyping Kit

Focusing on Teacher Education to Introduce AI in Schools: Perspectives and Illustrative Findings

I Can Also Make Robots! Inspiring Rural Indian Children to Learn Robotics

Design, Observe and Tinker: A Constructionist Approach to Introduce Maker Skills in Rural Schools

Aim for the sky: Fostering a Constructionist Learning Environment for Teaching Maker Skills to Children in India

All Aboard for the Joy of Making! Teaching User Centered Design and Tinkering to Middle School Children in India

Scratching Out Problems: Exploring the Use of Computational Thinking for Social Work in Rural India

Soft Circuits for Livelihood and Education in India

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