The story begins with a team of motivated scientists set about to make a difference in children’s learning experiences. On interaction with graduate students, they found that the students lacked in-depth conceptual clarity in their chosen subjects even though they had advanced in their academic degrees. On probing the source of this lacuna, the team realised that the problem lies in the formative years of primary and lower secondary school education where all fundamental concepts are introduced for the first time.
To address this problem, the team spent time interacting with teachers and students at the ground level in their school environment. This included diverse combinations of classroom teaching, activity sessions, hands-on workshops, skill training for students and intense training sessions for teachers on subject competence, student psychology and necessary skills.
Armed with the findings and learnings of this extensive ground research, the team developed the 5C™ methodology. Following this development, the research, design, and development team of NumberNagar® set about the task of creating experiences centered around conceptual learning of core subjects, which would connect their learning to their everyday experiences. The team also focused on including various perspectives to conceptual learning by triggering interest in one subject through another and looking at a single concept through various lenses.
In this quest of creative and student-centric learning methods, the team conceived and created various experiences. These experiences have taken the forms of NumberNagar® learning centres, concept learning kits, assessments, and training programmes. At the core of all solutions is the belief that the learner is at the centre of their learning experiences.