Published: 03rd July 2018
How Traveducate is enabling learning while on the move with an aim to provide curated experiences for students
Set up with an aim to provide curated experiences for students,Traveducate strives to give students hands-on training in some of the most interesting professions
The best learning experience that any child can achieve can sometimes be outside of their textbooks. Research has shown us that classes held outside have a more positive effect on a child as they help them absorb knowledge faster and retain the information longer.
The key foundation of Traveducate is precisely this. Set up with an aim to provide curated experiences for school and college-going students, the initiative strives to give students hands-on training in some of the most interesting professions. “Today, there are a variety of professions that a child can consider while growing up. With our initiative, we try to help these children realise what they want to pursue in life,” says Arjun Bhat, the founder of Travspire, the parent company that runs Traveducate.
History retold: Students trying their hand in a mock excavation. At Traveducate, children are taken to historical places like Hampi as part of their Young Archaeologist Programme
One of their most popular learning experiences is the Young Archaeologist Programme where they give students hands-on training in archaeology. “We do a three or four-day programme which is focused on deeper learning. The students become archaeologists and as part of their learning experience, they are required to unearth old objects and have an in-depth discussion about them. As part of the experience, they might find objects that belonged to a farmer of that time or equipment that they used to tie the bull or horn decoration of bull,” explains Arjun about their travel-learning package.
Realising the change that holistic learning could have on children, many schools have tied-up with Traveducate as part of their curriculum. “Today, parents are increasingly looking to expose their children to a variety of new experiences and focus on the all-round.
Colourful tales: An avid traveller himself, Arjun quite his high paying corporate job to establish Travspire
development of the child. Realising this, many schools from Bengaluru and Pune have partnered with us to provide their students the best of education,” Arjun says. Though Traveducate was introduced in 2014, two years after Travspire was formed, Arjun says that the initiative has helped close to 1,00,000 students and have closely worked with almost 30 schools.
Their other interesting learning experiences include a visit to old temples and engaging students in activities such as treasure hunts, “We take students to really old temples and talk to them about the architecture of the temple and how it has evolved over the years. To ensure that they retain the information, we arrange a treasure hunt where the students have to apply the knowledge that they learn during the course of time to apply it to solve the puzzle,” adds Arjun.
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