Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
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Why did you create this innovation?
Quality education is unevenly distributed, worsened by access issues.
Schools focus on rote methods ignoring learner variability. The science of learning states that children learn best through play & that the 6Cs & socio-emotional skills are foundational.
Understanding the value of & our relationship with ecology & the role we can play to mitigate climate change is crucial to developing agency.
How does your innovation work in practice?
NGOs, caregivers, private/public schools buy licences to implement Rangeet’s platform consisting of SEEK+M&E tools. Facilitators use a mobile device to teach & input data (class, iterative, tests) in multiple languages. A web backend helps program administrators manage the implementation. Users are trained & supported via the app. M&E tools provide real-time insight to administrators/donors. Operable offline, the app resolves access issues.
Rangeet has 3 umbrellas (Self, Society, Ecology) with 75x1hr lessons. Through play-based methods children develop socio-emotional/6Cs skills & ecological knowledge. Activities are tagged based on skill, teaching method & mapped to core curricula. Facilitators can search for activities helpful to their contexts, addressing learner variability. Umbrella pre/post tests are tagged enabling measurement of specific outcomes.
Research Basis: https://bit.ly/3vOSLON
Theory of Change: https://bit.ly/3NLugLc
How Rangeet Maps to the SDGs: https://bit.ly/3tgPuZA
How has it been spreading?
Goal: Build coalitions to implement across the Global South to reach 500k facilitators/2.5million children in schools & communities.
30k children & 2k facilitators engaged. Student answers improved by 25-30% in endline/baseline tests. 90% of facilitators reported enriched pedagogy. More on impact: https://bit.ly/3yvzyDY
Recognised as a UN Best Practice in SDG 4&5 (https://bit.ly/3hk77AI), Hundred.org Holistic Education Challenge Winner, Jacobs Foundation/MITSolve Most Promising Innovation Equitable Classrooms Challenge (https://bit.ly/3us69YP). Cited by Brookings Institution as a playful learning model (https://bit.ly/3nWsLxd)
Jacobs Centre for Productive Youth Development is conducting a study across many settings to evaluate the impact of SEEK on children/teachers in the short/long term
If I want to try it, what should I do?
Please visit https://projectrangeet.com/app/ to download the app which includes a tutorial, free trial & Pandemic Recovery Activities that can be carried out in schools, communities or at home. Hit the sign up button to access all lessons. Our new app is being developed & will be released by August 2022. Progressive versions can be tested in the link above. Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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