India Literacy Project (ILP) designed a unique learning framework and pedagogy via our Multi Dimensional Learning Spaces (MDLS), focused on reading, experiential science learning and social sciences. MDLS fully aligns with UN’s sustainable development goal of Quality Education that calls for equitable quality education. The concept of schools as Multi-Dimensional Learning Spaces is based on the foundation that equal importance should be given to all aspects of the curriculum and one learning style doesn’t work for all. Learning should involve visual, auditory and experiential methods and does not stop at school; it can happen anywhere and anytime.
Approach & Resources
- We leverage technology to improve learning by combining traditional teaching with interactive experiences, and help the teachers use multiple teaching methods to cater to varied styles of learning.
- We create innovative learning resources and process frameworks that are easy to use, open source and can be owned and modified by the teachers that use them.
- Our Science kits developed using low cost, easy to use and easily available components encourage experiential learning and kindle curiosity. Covering 200+ concepts from Grades 5-10 with feedback from teachers and an advisory team from Karnataka Department of State Education and Training, the science kit promotes hands-on learning and innovative thinking at the middle and high School level.
- We have developed digital content for grades 4th to 10th covering math, science and social science, which are open source and serve as editable teaching resources for the teachers, enabling visual and experiential learning. This content has been reviewed by members from Karnataka Department of State Education and Training experts and engages teachers and students in over 4000+ schools in Karnataka.
- We develop and roll out exploratory content for social studies in collaboration with Google Earth to expose children to virtual journeys through history.
- Our library programs improve reading in native and English language using a structured framework and monitoring children’s progress across the reading levels.
- ILP helps conduct science fairs and art fairs to exhibit children’s creativity and innovations.