Student-Teacher Ratio has caught an attention since a decade ago. NEP 2020 recommends student-teacher ratio (STR) to be 30:1 at the level of each school; areas having large numbers of socio-economically disadvantaged students will aim for a STR of under 25:1. What is the rationale for such a ratio? Would lowering the ratio mean better learning?
What has changed since the past where ratios didn't exist? Santosh Avvannavar explored such intriguing questions along with two educationist -
1. Mrs. Lalita Ganapthy, a seasoned educationist who started her career as Kindergarten teacher and went on to become Principal.
2. Adityodaya Karna Ravi Belagere who is better known and addressed as Karna Belagere has been actively involved in the field of education since 2009. After his masters degree in Education from the University of Birmingham he started working in Prarthana School founded by his father, Ravi Belagere.
In QtPi Robotics we follow an STR ratio of 12:1, 6:1 and 1:1 for a few reasons such as skill based learning would require a combination of pedagogy and heutagogy to help learn and apply the learning through building in a group. This would mean it's collaborative in nature. The learning and application would involve logical arguments. The scope of learning is technical in nature and needs to be taught in a language appropriate to each age. And we also help parents to make better decisions for their kids. Which ratio would you prefer for your kid?