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Coimbatore

‘Creativity, complex problem solving and critical thinking necessary for students’

Covai Post Network

Creativity, along with complex problem solving and critical thinking is becoming necessary, whilst envisioning the future of students who will be the workforce in a Digital India, a senior Dell India official said today.

“Creativity takes precedence as it is a tool for both skill and capability building, and is a prerequisite for a child to be able to benefit from new ways of working,” Dell India Director Marketing, Consumer and Small Business, Ritu Gupta said.

In a discussion on ‘leveraging the power of technology to inspire creative thinking’ as part of Dell Dialogue, organised at Sindhi Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School here, she said, “we arrived at an understanding that the parents, teachers and students together form a golden triangle of learning which stays connected from age of 3 to 17 in a school, where parents and students turn to teachers and schools for guidance and learning.”

Dell Dialogues is part of Dell Aarambh – a pan India PC for Education initiative launched by Dell India in June 2016, which was born out of Dell’s assessment of reasons impacting India’s low household PC penetration, one of which is the need for awareness and the growing importance of digital literacy, a release said.

Till date, Aarambh has touched over 4,011 schools in India, having trained more than 70,500 teachers in line with its cause of involving the PC in the process of learning.

In terms of Dell Aarambh’s reach in the city of Coimbatore, 1,266 teachers from 41 schools have been partnered by Dell to deliver teacher trainings on modules such as the Dell PC for Education Basic Training Module for Teachers, The ICT Awareness module for Parents/Mothers & the Dell PC for Education Advanced Training for Teachers module by NIIT Nguru, the release said.

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