Challenges after COVID-19 Pandemic
The contemporary challenges of our time demand re-invention and re-imagination in all areas of our lives. education, with its many challenges, demand action plan for the future. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened learning disparities at alarming rates around the world. While access to education was worse in developing countries, even those with a stable internet connection suffered the consequences of the pandemic-induced school closure and may suffer the long-term consequences of it. A recently published McKinsey report suggests that on average students around the world are 8 months behind where they would have been without the onset of the pandemic.
A study by the Azim Premji Foundation suggests that as early as January 2021, more than 90 percent of students assessed in India have lost at least one language ability (such as reading words or writing simple sentences), while more than 80 percent lost a math ability (for example, identifying single- and double-digit numbers or naming shapes). It is estimated that the global economy by 2040 would have to face economic losses caused by the learning gaps widened by the pandemic. These studies demand meaningful intervention through technology and sustainable yet effective learning methodologies.
Additionally, in recent times innovation in education has largely been concerned with the task of teaching, simply delivering a lesson with little to no focus on arguably the most important aspect of education i.e., assessment. Assessment that examines problems from the core, assessments that provide tools to improve and introspect not just assign numerical values to assess a student's capabilities.
NEP 2020! and Education 4.0
Owing to the changing trends and economic demands of the future, education needs to be skill-based and personalized to every child's skill set, the National Education Policy of India (NEP) 2020, clearly highlights the shift towards skill-based learning. Moving away from the 1835 model of education, education needs reimagination to support both the students and teachers who are equal stakeholders in the future of our children.
An ed-tech revolution awaits us, this is why we have developed our approach to education 4.0 through our Gap Analyzer™ technology. Education 4.0. is the new way of tackling challenges ahead for education.