Tech’s Educational Power Play

Dr Sudesh Kumar  
Associate Professor, NCERT

With nearly 17 years of experience, Dr Sudesh Kumar, has a diverse history as an educator. He was a Senior Lecturer at LIET, Alwar, then joined Banasthali Vidyapith and BanasthaliUniversity as an Associate Professor. Currently, he is serving at NCERT as an Associate Professor.

Sports significantly advance children’s cognitive functions, such as attention, concentration, and focus, which help their education. For students, technology education has the potential to be as transformative as athletics. While sports have many social and physical benefits, technological education has unique benefits that can influence children’s futures in the digital age. The following are some ways that technology education might change lives. 


Digital literacy 


Tech literacy is crucial for students to navigate the digital landscape effectively. Education in technology equips them with skills in problem-solving, coding, data analysis, and computer fluency, which are highly sought after in the job market. Similarly, the sports industry increasingly relies on digital tools for performance analysis, fan engagement, and training, encompassing areas like sports science, virtual training, media creation, and esports. These competencies are essential for success in both academic and professional sports settings.


Creativity and Critical Thinking 


Technology education promotes creativity and critical thinking. Students acquire issue analysis skills, creative imagination, and inventive solution development skills by engaging in programming, robotics, and multimedia design activities. These abilities are not limited to technology and are helpful in many facets of life. Athletes can use these abilities to analyse events, decide strategically, solve issues, and express their thoughts and styles. The following sources discuss the value of creativity and critical thinking in the context of sports.


Entrepreneurial Skills 


Technology education fosters an entrepreneurship attitude. Pupils learn to spot opportunities, generate concepts, and create digital goods and services. Through studying ideas such as product development, market research, and internet marketing, students are equipped with the knowledge and self-assurance needed to take on entrepreneurial projects that promote economic growth and innovation.


Global Collaboration


Students can communicate and work with peers worldwide through virtual collaboration, cross-cultural learning, and knowledge sharing through online platforms. This improves communication skills, fosters a global perspective, and prepares kids for a world where everything is connected.


Social Impact 


Students can gain knowledge about how technology can be used to address global issues, including poverty, healthcare, and sustainability. Students take an active role in their communities by creating initiatives with a social impact. 


Sports programs in schools not only foster social capital and youth development but also address social issues like diversity and refugee integration. Simultaneously, integrating technology education ensures a holistic learning experience. Embracing both sports with a social impact and technology can equip students with diverse skills for success in various life aspects.