The Fourth Industrial Revolution has changed how work is managed across all fields. It has brought automation to the forefront like never before. A report by People Strong claims that over 1.5 million jobs will be lost in the country because of automation. If this happens, the immediate result will be a disadvantaged socio-economic background.
In this scenario, it is of extreme significance that students are prepared for the upcoming changes, and the education system will play a huge role in this. There must be a dedicated slew of projects that encourage a curriculum that is designed to enable students to be independent thinkers and not limited in any way so that their future can be secure.
Chitkara University has taken a step forward in this direction by offering EDUREFORM curricula for mitigating the impact of the fourth industrial revolution by introducing new study practices for students in modern classrooms.
Let’s see how students are empowered to become all-rounded learners who can eventually harness the impact of EDUREFORM in modern classrooms.
EDUREFORM Curricula in Chitkara
The EDUREFORM curriculum is designed to empower future in-service secondary school teachers by training students to unleash their critical, analytical, and creative skills. With the labour market demanding a shift from problem-solving to problem-analysis, students must be trained in soft skills that work as a foundation to perform tasks not easily achievable by technologies such as AI.
With the EDUREFORM curricula, teachers can be trained to create a national best practice for supporting Indian national authorities in coping with the societal challenges related directly to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The project also introduces a completely modernised academic teacher’s education program.
To make sure that EDUREFORM succeeds in its in-service mission, it has a team of experts from Indian and European Universities who work closely with Indian and European schools, assisted by an Indian analytics company managing talent development. It prepares the national workforce for the ever-changing demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Objective of EDUREFORM In Modern Classrooms
The objective of EDUREFORM is to promote consciousness and empower Indian future and in-service secondary school teachers to finally mitigate the expected societal impact of the fourth industrial revolution.
Some of the objectives that this project plans to achieve outright so that modern classrooms can be developed are mentioned below.
- EDUREFORM empowers future and in-service teachers to create a precondition for mitigating any negative impacts of the fourth industrial revolution on the Indian labour force.
- The project also pilots’ activities in Indian secondary schools that are designed to increase analytical, critical, and creative skills among students.
- The project focuses on offering a gradual and sustainable enlargement of the EDUREFORM network as an open platform.
- The EDUREFORM invests in the development of parallel capacity-building activities.
- It can mitigate the impact of 4IR on the Indian labour market by favouring creative, critical and analytical skills amongst all secondary school Indian students.
- EDUREFORM project also focuses on inclusion and mainstream teaching practices aimed particularly at encouraging critical, analytical, and creative thinking amongst Indian secondary school students.
- EDUREFORM aims to be recognised as a national best practice for mitigating societal challenges linked to 4IR while also focusing on academia and society at large.
- Finally, EDUREFORM builds new Indian-European joint initiatives and follows up on EDUREFORM’s parallel capacity-building actions. It focuses on the establishment of the Indian-European Alliance for Teacher Education.
Chitkara University is a proud coordinator of the EDUREFORM Project, collaborating with ten other university partners associated with the project, both from India and the European Union. At Chitkara, the focus lies on empowering students with a transformative approach to education that transcends limitations and prepares them for an ever-changing world. Through nurturing their thinking and providing essential skills, EDUREFORM is a three-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, comprising four Indian universities, four European universities as well as two Secondary schools and one SME, having expertise in the field of education.
The aim of EDUREFORM is to promote consciousness and to empower Indian future and in-service secondary school teachers to mitigate the expected societal impact of the 41R.
Chitkara’s commitment to excellence is further strengthened through strategic partnerships with EDUREFORM, ensuring that this tradition of success continues.