The teaching pedagogy at CGC is based on cognitive research covered in “How People Learn”. Accordingly the best learning environment has four interdependent aspects—they focus on learners, well-organized knowledge, ongoing assessment for understanding, and community support and challenge. The overall focus is on inculcating critical thinking, creativity and communication skills. We understand that optimal blend of theory, practical and live projects leads to experiential learning as per industry demand to create employable youth.
New knowledge is built on existing knowledge therefore learner-centered environments pay careful attention to the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that learners (students) bring to the educational setting. Teachers uncover the incomplete understandings, false beliefs and naïve renditions of concepts that students have when they begin a course.
Knowledge-centered environments take seriously the need to help students learn the well-organized bodies of knowledge that support understanding and adaptive expertise. A strong foundational structure of basic concepts will give students a solid base on which to build further learning.
Assessment-centered environments provide frequent formal and informal opportunities for feedback focused on understanding, not memorization, to encourage and reward meaningful learning. Students may receive grades on tests and essays, these are summative assessments that occur at the end of projects. What are needed are formative assessments that provide students with opportunities to revise and improve the quality of their thinking and understanding.
Community-Centered Experiential Learning
Community-centered environments foster norms for people learning from one another, and continually attempting to improve. In such a community, students are encouraged to be active, constructive participants. Further, they are encouraged to make—and then learn from—mistakes. Intellectual camaraderie fosters support, challenge and collaboration.
Tools used for delivering knowledge
- Interactive Lectures with audio-visual modern teaching aids
- Expert Talks and Guest Lectures
- Industrial Visits
- Experiential Learning through Live Projects
- Workshops and Academic Seminar
- Team based learning
- Group work using cooperative learning groups
- Student exchange program
- Excursion educational visits or trips
- Problem Solving, Case Studies and Group discussion