The purpose of any educational institution is to develop its students holistically as there is a high demand of complete and responsible individuals in society these days. An institute educating students follows a traditional model of teaching-learning process that undoubtedly tries to create a good academician but not necessarily a complete and responsible individual. The ‘giving’ mindset of an individual is supposedly having higher value-contribution to the society that can come from a responsible individual only.
One of the ways to nurture students to become a complete and responsible individual is to educate them through ‘Beyond Education’, where the learning happens outside the classroom. This platform of learning facilitates the students to apply and experience what they have learnt through theories inside the classroom be it subjects like Human Resource Management Or Marketing Management, a few names to mention. The student’s application of in-class learning through Beyond Education platform can be activities that ‘care’ or ‘give’ to the society, organizing events dedicated to their parents, developing Entrepreneur mindset, involving in research that contributes to the society by solving pertinent problems etc. In Globsyn Business School, the students pursuing their MBA, through Beyond Education platform, develop themselves holistically through:
- Activities of Kalyani Youth Leadership Forum viz. Elderly Care, Care for differently-abled, Channelizing Youth
- The event named Serendipity dedicated for their parents
- Embryon to develop Entrepreneur mindset
- Globsyn Management Conference to develop Research acumen
The objective of Beyond Education is to establish a Framework for teaching-learning process outside the classroom. It is about taking the learners out of the classroom to the real world where they experience different exciting and challenging situations. This helps them to learn and innovate and subsequently propose solutions. The sole purpose of Beyond Education is to provide students a real world learning experience that will set them up for success in life. Learning outside the classroom encourages a student to engage in a broader range of work skills like teamwork, leadership, developing a sense of responsibility and gratitude, and understanding the need of giving back to the society.
The Beyond Education platform benefits students through increased self-esteem and becoming more engaged in learning. Globsyn Business School has many pieces of evidence that suggest that learning outside the classroom helps students to raise their achievements, improve their classroom behavior and become a responsible social being. A report published by Ofsted found learning outside the classroom has significantly raised the standard of students and improved pupil’s social, personal and emotional development.
Prof. Kaushik Ghosh
Faculty – Information System
Globsyn Business School