Project-based learning pedagogy

Promoting experiential learning

Half a century ago Project-Based Learning (PBL) emerged as a practical teaching strategy for allowing students to solve problems or do simulations that mimic real life. Today, PBL remains the optimal education method for authentic 21st-century learning. This research-based learning process continues to be the engine for STEM education, an important initiative that puts students in charge of asking questions and discovering answers for authentic challenges that people and society face. PBL involves students in planning and organizing work, choosing resources, and managing long-term activities. To solve problems they collaborate, invent, design, investigate, evaluate, revise, and communicate their solutions with authentic audiences. No wonder that as we trek farther into the 21st century, PBL is the pedagogy of choice for future-thinking educators trained in our TLC and all STEM programs offered by Teaching Learning Centre.





PBL and Sustainable Development

Finding life purpose and making an impact through PBL

As per the sustainable development goals (especially Goal 5), Achieving inclusive and quality education for all reaffirms the belief that education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. This goal ensures that all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030. It also aims to provide equal access to affordable vocational training, to eliminate gender and wealth disparities, and achieve universal access to a quality higher education. The project-based learning opportunities and the extremely low-cost and affordable equipment make the design and manufacturing education equitable and the vocation education which were dependant on expensive imported equipment.




Make in India

Training the workforce for manufacturing powerhouse

The manufacturing growth in the country requires concentrated efforts to upgrade the development level of the students, the job seekers of every year. With this, the relevance of Teaching learning centre in the Make in India concept is highly noticeable. Higher education has become a critical link in this concept. As we are planning to count ourselves in one of the most developing countries of the world, it is mandatory to ensure selves that we are going to form a manufacturing aware generation who will represent future India. One of India‘s biggest challenges, as well as advantages, is its growing young population. India targets the creation of 500 million skilled workers in 2022. The need to train fresh graduates in new skills in design and manufacturing and ensure that they remain employable is important. TLC is working with academic institutions and setting up makerspaces to groom the right talent as these institutes produce the next generation of the workforce.




Atmanirbhar Bharat

Self-sufficiency in Indian Manufacturing education

India has a large youth population (the so-called demographic dividend) who must be provided gainful employment. The manufacturing sector – as in China – offers promise in this regard for graduates and even dropouts of colleges, polytechnics, ITIs, and high schools, since with increasing automation of software and knowledge work the hitherto productive information technology (IT) sector cannot be expected to provide major employment to this, predominantly mofussil and rural, vernacular-speaking, segment of the Indian youth population. As China’s population ages rapidly and its factory wages keep rising, an estimated 80 million manufacturing jobs are expected to be outsourced from China to other countries, including India, showing the great potential of manufacturing for India. TLC with its unique DIY, open-source manufacturing capabilities can train the youth in developing technologies for the future for the youth of the nation to localize the manufacturing within India as well manufacture for the world for I4.0 needs at the same time.




New National Education Policy 2020

Education for All

A new National Education Policy 2020 (NEP2020) has been announced on 29.07.2020 which envisions an education system rooted in Indian ethos that contributes directly to transforming India, that is Bharat, sustainably into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society, by providing high-quality education to all, and thereby making India a global knowledge superpower. The Policy envisages that the curriculum and pedagogy of our institutions must develop among the students a deep sense of respect towards the Fundamental Duties and Constitutional values, bonding with one’s country, and conscious awareness of one’s roles and responsibilities in a changing world. The vision of the Policy is to instill among the learners a deep-rooted pride in being Indian, not only in thought, but also in spirit, intellect, and deeds, as well as to develop knowledge, skills, values, and dispositions that support responsible commitment to human rights, sustainable development and living, and global well-being, thereby reflecting a truly global citizen. TLC has been involved in developing curriculum for the holistic development of the individual by incorporate a more vocationally-oriented content, such as sustainable development goals linked problems being used as learning resources, and the development of complementary ICT, language and management skills to equip graduates for future careers.