by Dr Tasha Arnold, Academic Director – Lodha Oakwood School
Technology is evolving at such a rapid pace and the nature of its interconnectivity is bringing rapid change on a global level. As I sit here writing today, I am surrounded by physical and digital products that make my life easier, faster, varied, connected and better in ways I would not have dreamed of ten or even five years ago. Whilst exciting, at times it can also feel a little overwhelming trying to keep up. However, as we all adapt to our own ‘industrial revolution’ it also brings into focus the importance of equipping future generations with the tools and knowledge to succeed and be happy.
At Lodha Oakwood School, Wadala- one of the top IGCSE schools in Mumbai – we see this as the ‘three dimensions’ of learning. This can be implemented by parents, educators across international schools in Mumbai and policymakers to promote adaptability, resilience, and continuous learning.
One – Ensuring digital literacy and technical skills by ensuring time and exposure to work with a wide variety of technology through partnership programs with academic and private sector organizations leading innovation and ensuring our teaching team grows with the technology.
Two – Cultivating a growth mindset by embracing innovative teaching methods together with timeless principles and proven theory to foster critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, communication and collaboration. Emphasizing these skills will enable children to adapt to new technologies and leverage them for the betterment of society.
Three – Encouraging the continued appreciation of the arts and humanities to nurture what it means to be human and develop a sense of what is uniquely them as individuals. The best schools in Mumbai incorporate this in their co-curricular activities list, ensuring the emotional and mental well-being of their students, and at the same time, bringing purpose to why we use the technology.
By incorporating these elements into the educational framework, all the top schools in Mumbai can empower their students to embrace innovation and contribute meaningfully to society.
As we look ahead to an uncertain future, it is evident that equipping the next generation is a shared responsibility. Together, let us embark on this transformative journey and shape a generation of accomplished individuals who will go out and navigate the evolving landscape with confidence, making a positive impact on the world that awaits them.