Taking forward the mission of alternative education initiative, Khud has recently developed an innovative, self-executing curriculum to be employed for schools with which Khud collaborates, whereby students enrolled at these schools will be able to choose a discipline and go through the course in methodical steps. The curriculums developed so far are Video-Editing, Presentations & Storytelling, Graphic-Designing and Programming.
Each curriculum is divided into approx. 30 stepping stones or stages that will guide students through the entire process and ensure a smooth transition process in between these steps.
These stepping stones have been designed in a way that they begin with students merely looking up the topic of the particular course and devising their own interpretation of what they can expect from it, how the course might help them and what it is about.
For example, a student will not be ‘taught’ what is graphic design rather asked to Google the term and document his own interpretation for it. Similarly, practical knowledge will include student researching a logo design or a typography of his liking and redesigning it.
Khud has always prided in its strong inclination towards innovation and the willingness to face challenges head-on in order to attain the best of results for its students. Using this as our source of inspiration, we have developed these courses with the end goal of facilitating mastery over the particular course.
It’s a natural fact that children have an inherent curiosity to learn and given a chance and a proper environment for stimulating their young minds, they can achieve a lot more with self-learning than with conventional teaching.
We, at Khud, are huge proponents of Sugata Mitra’s ‘child-driven education’ and try to inculcate his methods of teaching in our processes in as much as logistically applicable. For example, because of the language barrier, we have a system of teachers and volunteers who help and guide our students with the knowledge of computers as well as understanding some advanced concepts.
Our approach at Khud has always kept the interests of the students at heart, providing them with an opportunity to not depend on rote learning but utilize their creativity in the learning process. In a fast pacing world such as ours where the attention spans of children are reducing day by day, it has become crucial to put aside conventional classroom approach of rote learning, understand the aspects which can bring out the best self-learning abilities of the young minds and incorporate them in the topics being taught.