The participants will also get a chance to attend Tapas Masterclass on space planning.
Bangalore-based 100% project-based learning school Tapas has launched India’s first school campus redesign hackathon, ‘Jaga,’ to make classrooms more flexible and conducive to learning for children.
Moving away from the traditional cookie-cutter approach to designing classrooms, the unique initiative focuses on initiating dialogues and developing new ideas to foster better student-teacher relationships and engaging school learning environments.
Tapas School has invited entries for this hackathon, and participants will also get a chance to attend a Tapas Masterclass on space planning.
” Traditionally, schools have relied on the ‘cookie-cutter’ or ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to design and plan their classrooms without paying enough attention to individual differences. This has resulted in teacher-centric classrooms which do not encourage collaboration amongst learners. They are rigid and don’t offer flexibility. Jaga is our attempt to create engaging classroom learning environments with more attention to space planning and design. We believe this allows learners to make choices, experiment with new techniques, and learn the best. Additionally, flexible classrooms will also support teachers with greater capacity to respond to individual needs and discover practical ways of teaching.”Talking about this initiative, Tapas School’s spokesperson said,
The hackathon will be conducted in 5 stages:
- sending in the ideas,
- shortlisting of ideas,
- presentation to the jury,
- final selection of entries to be featured in the book,
- release of a book documenting the entire hackathon and the final ideas.
- The initial set of participating entries will be judged and shortlisted based on parameters set by Tapas. The shortlisted participants will present their ideas before the jury members. The shortlisted entries will be translated into an implementable design idea by a team of reputed architects. The jury includes seasoned professionals from education, architecture, space planning, psychology, and design.
The complete list of jurors is as follows: