Jodo Gyan is an organisation working to find workable solutions to the problems in classroom practices. Since 1998 we have worked closely with students, teachers, teacher-educators and parents, particularly in mathematics and science education, to introduce innovative methods through which children will understand and enjoy what they are being taught. Conducting workshops, mainly in-service as well as for trainee teachers, designing, producing, procuring and distributing low-cost teaching and learning materials (TLMs) for promoting activity-based education, have all been a part of this endeavour.
We have set up Maths Labs in many schools and designed Science Discovery Rooms. Presently we are engaged in a programme called Design and Development of Innovative Curriculum for Primary Mathematics in four progressive schools in NCR. This involves curriculum designing, module making, modeling classroom transactions, assessment and evaluation.
We run an experimental school for first-generation learners involving the pre-primary and primary levels in Shakurpur in West Delhi, where we are located. The school follows an integrated project-based approach involving non-graded teaching apart from having innovative methods in mathematics.
We are a non funded, not-for-profit social enterprise. We intend to carry forward our work by establishing linkages with all organizations and individuals concerned with providing quality education to our children to enable them to embark on the path of inquiry-based learning.
Over the years these Math Tools have been used in hundreds of schools across the country and abroad, whether in the classroom or in the Mathlab. About 600 schools have integrated these tools and activities into their on-going curricula spread across various boards – CBSE, ICSE, IB or State boards on an on-going basis.
Mathematics Curriculum development and implementation programme with Government schools
The government schools intervention in the state of Punjab has now extended this year to Grade III. Last year the intervention was in grade I and II mathematics in 13506 schools.
In Meghalaya we were working in 1000 government schools till last year. This year the programme is being implemented in all 4000 government schools in Grade I and II in all the districts.
In collaboration with UNICEF and Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Jodo Gyan is implementing curricular practices for grade I, II and III mathematics in 120 schools in three districts, Rajouri, Badgaum and Leh. Apart from this we would be designing a bridge curriculum for mathematics for all out of school children in Jammu and Kashmir.
Currently we are engaged with 15 budget schools in Hyderabad and Mumbai. This is a pilot project to seek the possibility of designing interventions in improving the quality of learning in private schools where children are coming from low-income schools. This intervention is facilitated by FSG.
(updated on 2 May 2016)