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Find untraditional ways of learning

We learn social theories by watching movies.

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  • Student
  • HCI Researcher

Tell us about your idea

In the class of humanities, usually, our teacher gives lectures and we had to write exam-papers on those lectures. But this time, she gave us a movie to watch and come prepared with our thoughts on the movie. This was the best exam I've ever had in the semester. I believe these types of exercises can be helpful for our learning in normal days too. 

We are researching the effectiveness of online learning and traditional classroom learning too. Online learning is the need of the hour. But we see online learning as a future for post-COVID world too. Theory and information based subjects can be taught in online classes while schools should be developed as a place for collaboration, engaging exercises, and practical learning. This will utilize our time and encourage students to learn by themselves and learn by collaborating with others. 

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

I do not want to attend those dull and boring lectures again, where we are forced to sit silently.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I am a junior year computer science student at IIITDM Jabalpur, India, and majorly focusing on Human-Computer Interaction Research. My previous experience regarding the use of technology in kindergarten and primary school kids provided me a view of how we can move towards fun and engaging learning. I inspired by my teacher, who tries to make learning a journey, where the goal is to become an independent thinker, and learning happens during the journey.

What region are you located in?

  • Southern Asia

Where are you located?

Varanasi, India, city known for its divinity and spiritual knowledge.

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