Challenges & Limitations
Recent learning surveys conducted in the country have indicated low learning levels in students across all classes nationwide. Further, inspite of relaxed norms towards examination, students and parents have reported a high stress level. While teachers are struggling with low learning motivation among students, CTET 2014, which was conducted in January by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), has seen mere 13,428 candidates qualifying the written test successfully, out of 7.50 lakhs school teacher aspirants in total who appeared in the exam. Hence, a failure percentage of more than 98% raises questions about the country's position in having quality teachers for schools. With 200 million children in schools and 600 million of population below 25 years of age; the need for good education (learning) and personal skills is paramount in India today.

The status quo: -

Challenges
  • Development of complete child
  • Constructivism and Conceptual learning
  • Self-driven learning towards an uncertain future
  • Integrated efforts to produce quality educators
  • Education that delivers emotional, social and moral competence
  • Character education which creates caring, fair and global citizen
Limitations
  • Enquiry based creative learning is not encouraged
  • Teachers are overloaded with miscellaneous work
  • Rote learning is deep rooted, teachers too are taught that way
  • Absence of a common national board of education
  • Alternative learning approaches are perceived not viable
  • Least participation from private bodies towards educational R&D


The Complete Learning
In India, the perspective of education is majorly oriented towards academic performance; right from pre-schools. The curiosity (enquiry based learning) and creativity are not encouraged either at family, school and community. And there is hardly any attention towards students' other developmental needs. With the change of time, parents have got less time to spend with their children, schools have become a full day engagement depriving youth of their upright emotional and social support. There is no systematic approach to ensure that emotional and social competence is developed in youth. Learners lack innovation, decision making skills, and have no resiliency. Under such circumstances, it is imperative for the institutions of learning to be innovative to devise and execute strategies to develop the whole child. We are the first private research organisation working to make it possible through facilitating the institutions with practices and procedures needed to meet the ever changing challenges so as the immense potential withheld among youth can be realised and utilised effectively.

The Complete Learning

Finding Help
The paradigm and implication of education and skills development is evolving very fast across the world. However, Indian educational system is still running on one size fits to all logic. We have world's largest youth population whom we see as the saviour of our future. Nevertheless, much needs to be done to improve the design and delivery of the education, the below aspects are really helpful: -

Alternative educational approaches

1. Alternative educational approaches
We need to change our rote learning approach with more effective approaches viz conceptual learning, constructivism and guided discovery methods. The model of education needs to be changed to be more participative in nature where students are considered as equal stake holder in the process. The role of teacher needs to shift to be a supervisor where the learner is empowered with self-driven learning. There are few institutes providing alternative learning but its available to a minimal populations. We at 3L Concept, have designed a PYD which provides a pedagogy answering all our concerns.

Utilising science of Psychology

2. Utilising science of Psychology
We have utilised the insights of educational psychology, positive psychology, school psychology and social psychology to build our program. Thus our PYD programs help the learner and the institution to move towards an envisioned objective of complete development of the young minds. The teachers besides knowing their subjects also need to be skillful to know the perils and privileges of the adolescence development. The youth is easily influenceable and through a systematic approach; we build positive experiences and environment so as they are empowered to bridge the gap between classrooms learning and real world.

Context enrichment

3. Context enrichment
The process of developing competence, confidence and character among youth so as they contribute back requires an encouraging and supportive context at family, school and community. Youth need surrounding which provides a sense of belonging and personal value and opportunities to develop positive social values, skill building and mastery of environment, and to make a contribution to their community and to develop a sense of mattering. This all is only possible when families, schools, and neighbourhoods are trained to cater for the developmental needs of the youth. Thus, we have built training the trainers module.

Trainers' Modules
Here the word trainer collectively represents teacher, educator, counsellor and life skills trainer. At 3L Concept, we have developed these ten training modules to help the trainers to provide an effective and sustainable approach towards education and learning.

Heredity and Environment
Focus Areas
  • Heredity and Environment
  • Role of heredity in development
  • Role of environment in development
  • Bio-ecological model of development
  • Understanding child development
Module Overview

Definitely no one size fits to all. The trainers must possess preceding knowledge of effect of heredity and influences of environment shaping up the developmental ability of the learner. This nature and nurture approach serves as essential foundation while building any interaction or intervention with the participants. This module trains the trainer with insights so as they are able to take care of each child's learning and developmental needs.

Education and Subject Learning
Focus Areas
  • Education and subject learning
  • How human brain works
  • Class room instructions (Design & Delivery)
  • Productive study habits
  • Constructivism and Conceptual Learning
  • Guided discovery approach
  • Vygotsky's theory
  • 5E model of learning
  • Motivation and learning
  • Purpose of education
Module Overview

This module brings all the relevant and latest methods of effective classroom learning and self learning. Through this module trainers learn how they can function like a supervisor while the teaching activities are planned and done by the students. The module explains how human brain learns and ways to make learning more enduring and interesting. The education here is used as medium to enquire and engage the learners towards self-awakening by clarifying the purpose of education.

Adolescence Development
Focus Areas
  • Adolescence development
  • Normal Physical growth
  • Normal Psychological development
  • Normal Cognitive development
  • A stage of stress and storm
  • Nutritional intervention
  • The emerging challenges
Module Overview

Here the trainers learn adolescence development with holistic perspective which ensures a complete support the young people need. A special attention is given to understand nutritional intervention as tool to meet changing physiological and emotional requirements of this age group. The youth today is most affected by the negative influences, the trainers are taught various strategies and techniques to develop effective coping skills in the youth.

Learning and Cognitive Development
Focus Areas
  • Conditioning principles
    - Classical conditioning
    - Operant Conditioning
    - Observational learning
  • Piaget's theory of cognitive development
  • How we make things better
Module Overview

Humans are born with a clean slate except the genes. We all learn our habits, manners, interaction styles, self-perception etc as net result of our interaction with the environment and people around. Such insights help a trainer to decide why a same approach may not work with all or how to design an approach that works with all supporting the cognitive capacity of the learner. Through this module these aspects are provisioned to the trainers so they can train the young minds with insights needed to undo their limited learning and build higher competence.

Social, Emotional and Moral Competence
Focus Areas
  • Erik Erikson's Psychosocial theory
  • Piaget's and Kohlberg's work
    (Moral & Value development)
  • How to engage/build youth
  • Sources of influence
    - Family and school
    - Friends and Peers
    - Religion and culture
    - Mass media
Module Overview

Positive youth development approach puts emphasis on the complete development of the young minds. The trainers are facilitated with the insights which enable them to build youth's capacities for becoming a healthy and happy individual. The trainers understand that schools and classrooms need to act like communities provisioning more than just academic acumen. The trainers learn how to engage youth to build their capacities and potential.

Individual Differences
Focus Areas
  • Personality types
  • Traits theories
  • Behaviourism approach
  • Humanistic approach
  • Learning approaches
Module Overview

Humans differ in their traits and talents, encouraged and affected by various factors. No one approach explains totally that how human functions. This module is an effort to provide insights of various approaches towards understanding the individual difference. The module is designed with an intention to make trainers more flexible when dealing with people of different outlook. And same time to create a conducive environment for each individual.

Understanding Intelligence
Focus Areas
  • Approaches to intelligence
    - Charles Spearman
    - Louis Leon Thurston
    - Raymond Bernard Cattell
  • Modern views of intelligence
  • Building learners intelligence
Module Overview

Intelligence is a vital attribute of a good learner. It decides how one individual is different from other and set their capacities. In this module, trainers learn about various theories of intelligence and brainstorm that how a mix of these theories comes handy in inculcating right perspective of intelligence among learners. Evidence based approaches are used to help trainers in their task of building learners' intelligence.

Guidance in School Set Up
Focus Areas
  • School a place of holistic learning
  • Training teachers and parents
  • Guidance an ongoing process
  • Individual counselling
  • Group counselling
Module Overview

With students having less time to spend with their parents and exposure to huge amount of irrelevant knowledge, today's teacher/trainer has a moral responsibility towards development of value system and discretional judgement abilities in students instilling attributes so the students renounce the "instant gratification" and "hastiness to achieve". The biggest challenge for educators today is to engage the youth in productive learning and behaviour. Through this module, the trainers are provided insights to meet the foregoing challenge.

Counselling
Focus Areas
  • Definitions, Ethics and Legal aspects
  • Characteristics of an effective counsellor
  • Effective counselling skills
  • The process of counselling
  • Approaches to counselling
    - Behaviorist
    - Strength based approach
    - CBT, REBT
  • Strategies and techniques
Module Overview

Counselling in present time has significant role to play and trainers must know how to do it in each class via various means. Providing a proper guidance or helping a learner to win over his limitations are no more a job restricted to a counsellor. Each teacher must be an effective counsellor and the relation between a teacher and student must reflect the mentor-mentee approach. Through this module, we bring the art and science of counselling to school's premises.

School Psychology
Focus Areas
  • History and Evolution
  • How it helps (Nature and Scope)
  • Educational Psychology and School Psychology
  • School Psychology in Indian context
  • Utilising School Psychology
Module Overview

It is pertinent to mention that even today no college/university in India is providing a graduate or post graduate program/degree in school psychology. School Psychology is science based approach gaining popularity and supported by the huge evidence coming in for its effectiveness. We are the first private research body to train the trainers in School Psychology so they cultivate more competent, confident and caring individuals.

Building Capacities
Focus Areas
  • The challenges
  • Knowing the self
  • Sense of purpose
  • Winning prejudices
  • Perspective learning
Module Overview

The teaching paradigm has expanded in four core areas; instructional, institutional, collaborative and learning. Recent educational and policy reforms and use of technology in teaching require teachers to deliver performance based results at high-stake accountability. This task is strenuous and may take a high toll on teacher. Besides a good teacher always has an inner desire to learn more. Through this module, the trainers are helped to overcome their limitations and build their capacities.

Learning Through Workshops
These workshops are conducted for the teachers, counsellors and school management. All are workshops are activity based and thought provoking displaying the latest practices and approaches relevant to education and learning. We have mentioned a few here.

Learning Through Workshops
  • Productive study habits
  • Class room instructions
  • Effective communication
  • Functional creativity
  • Motivation and Learning
  • Productive behaviour
  • Character through habits
  • Career choices and selection
  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Failure and resiliency
  • Effective parenting
  • Gratitude and criticism
  • Sense of humour
  • Citizenship
  • Self defeating thought process
  • Communicating with the young minds
  • Peer group influences
  • Building support system
  • Identifying risk behaviours
  • Priority and Time management
  • Effective counselling
  • Anxiety management
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Sexuality education
  • Gender sensitive pedagogy
  • Cross-cultural skills
  • Being a learner
  • What you need to be a leader
  • Identity resolution and many more …