Schooling NEXT – A Unique Skill Development program
At MRIS, the focus is majorly on three Reasoning, Resilience and Responsibility. Reasoning helps the students to unfold their thinking skills. Resilience involves self-efficacy that empowers the students to believe in their ability to achieve while Responsibility develops ethical and moral dimensions in students.
Manav Rachna has always been visionary and forward moving when it comes to education in its schools. Be it introducing tinkering or robotics to its students or coming up with its own GEF publications that focus on conceptual learning or the CREST curriculum or pioneering life skills and the UN sustainability based projects, MRI Schools have always had an edge over others.
Taking its learning approach to the next level, MRIS has integrated its unique features into a more holistic program named Future Skills & Sustainability (FS & S) for the Academic Session 2021-22. The basis of this futuristic program is founded in E2030 Position Paper on the Future of Education and Skills, OECD, The Future of Jobs Report 2020, World Economic Forum, UNESCO – Future of Education Initiative and NEP 2020. The program will be implemented through different verticals of Tinkering, Coding & Technology, Media & Design and AgriTech. The verticals are experiential and inquiry based and will be introduced gradually.
The Tinkering Projects in the program which link SDGs and STEM activities will primarily incorporate design solutions, industry connect, entrepreneurship, innovation, SDG plug-ins (economic, social, climate and environmental), self-awareness and values, 21st century skills, life skills.
The chief focus of Coding and Technology will be computer related foundational learning and competence development – age appropriate – for employment from around 2030 onwards. It includes development of computational thinking skills through programming languages, app and web development, gaming technology, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning).
The Media and Design vertical would focus on SDG advocacy through mass communication and ethics, photography and photojournalism, scripting and blogging, radio and podcasting, anchoring and presenting, video production and vlogging, digital media, graphics and web design, and citizen journalism. The connecting educational link between all the verticals is sustainability.
Atal Tinkering Labs: MRIS 46 Gurugram, MRIS Charmwood and MRIS 14 Faridabad have been chosen to establish an ‘AtalTinkering Lab’ under the Atal Innovation Mission of the NitiAayog.
Innovation & Entrepreneurial Eco-System: The students of Manav Rachna have excelled in many national and international events. MRIS Charmwood, MRIS 46 Gurugram and MRIS 14, Faridabad have represented the country in the international FLL Championships at USA and Australia this year. Students have also made various innovative projects like the jungle ride; brain controlled wheel chair; G-Bill and Hoverboard. These projects have been acknowledged at various innovation platforms.