Learning today is not what it once used to be. The skills and capacities that matter in the 21st century learning environments are global awareness, creativity, solving problems in collaboration with others and self-directed learning.
In self-directed learning, the student manages his or her own learning activities while teachers offer direction and resources and the peers are there for collaboration.
The learning environment today should help students achieve their goals. First, we need to update that curriculum, the learning methods, the settings and the basis behind the courses.
Translating this philosophy into reality, the prestigious IIT, Gandhinagar (IITGN) stands apart in the academic world at home.
Its recent project, however, was in keeping with the new education policy idea to promote learning by doing. In summer this year, IITGN designed a 6-week course on the World of Engineering for the first....