Delivering the education of tomorrow, today!
Better Plus Education equips children in schools with the skills and mindset vital to adapt to, cope up with, and drive change successfully in this rapidly changing 21st century world. Through our revolutionary Changemaker Education Curriculum, students develop the new age skills of empathy, teamwork, creative problem solving, and collaborative leadership, and become ready to face any sort of challenge in the future, whether personal or affecting society at large, and take action towards solving it.
The world is changing at a fast rate
As artificial intelligence, robotics, automation replace the need for human workers, 5 million jobs will be lost before 2020 (World Economic Forum Report). Many jobs will disappear and jobs that don’t even exist today will become commonplace. 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. What is certain is that the future workforce will need to align its skillset to keep pace.
So, what skills should the students of today be acquiring to make sure they have value as the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers pace? Global research clearly shows the social skills of empathy, teamwork, creative problem solving, and collaborative leadership increasingly becoming critical to the success of every person in this rapidly evolving world.
But are today's schools preparing their students to face this tomorrow?
Clearly, not! Most existing education systems at all levels provide highly siloed training and continue a number of 20th century practices that are hindering the progress of today’s talent. A narrow focus on technical skills of mathematics or computers or commerce leaves the students unprepared to deal with the complexities of the rapidly changing world.
What’s needed in schools are classes that closely resemble the modern day workplace (one where people move between different roles and projects), helping them acquire the skills of empathy, teamwork and cooperation that are essential for them to navigate the new world. But how do we do that?
Thankfully, there's a way!
Introducing the revolutionary Changemaker Education Curriculum
Following the Understand-Immerse-Master (UIM framework), this 1-year long, research-backed curriculum follows the arc of transformation, helping the children transform step-by-step into changemakers with the required skills to effectively navigate this rapidly changing 21st century.
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1. Experiential Activity-Based Sessions
The teacher kicks off the 1-year curriculum by taking the students through dozens of experiential and activity-based sessions to identify, understand and build the skills of empathy, teamwork, creative problem solving and leadership, in a fun, never-before experienced way. This constitutes the “Understand” component of the Understand-Immerse-Master (UIM) Framework.
2. Practical Learning through Changemaking Initiatives
Having completed the “Understand” component, the curriculum moves to the “Immerse” component of the UIM Framework, where every child, along with their team members, starts a changemaker initiative to bring about positive change in the home, school or community, like saving household water in neighbourhood, or stopping bullying in classrooms, or establishing a student-run counselling cell in school. Through this hands-on experience, the students realise their power to make an impact in the world that stays with them for life.
3. 360° Skills Evaluation and Measurement
You can’t change what you don’t measure! With that core belief, we have designed a mechanism to measure the skills of empathy, teamwork, creative problem solving, and leadership in each individual student, through continuous teacher-based observations, peer-to-peer review, as well as self-assessment, that happens over the course of the year. This one-of-its-kind, comprehensive assessment produces an educative report for each student that identifies their areas of strengths and enables them to work on their areas of improvements, thus completing the arc of transformation with the “Master” component of the UIM Framework.
Till date, our programs have impacted
10+ Cities | 15+ Schools
250+ Change Initiatives Launched by Students
“I have personally understood and realized how an initiative-taking mindset is one of the most powerful tools that one can use to bring about any change, and all kids should be given a chance to develop it!”Neha Totloor, Changemaker Educator Fellow
“Earlier, all of us used to complaint about the dirty conditions of the school toilet. But now, we started our initiative to keep the washroom clean & understand that we should make change ourselves.”Akash, Student, Govt. Higher Primary School
How can you start the Changemaker Curriculum in your school?
Step 1: Contact Us
Step 2: We’ll design & start a customized Changemaker Education curriculum in your school
Step 3: That’s all! Wait & watch the transformation as it happens.