Tod-Fod-Jod School program

Why Tod-Fod-Jod:

Most School education in India focuses on remembering and understanding concepts and facts. A vast majority of our children in school do not have any connection between the concepts they are learning to the real world around them. Students are not getting any chance/opportunity to apply their knowledge and explore it in a hands-on, real world context. Such application and creation in the form of “tinkering” and “experimentation” is vital to nurturing creative and innovative children. If India wants to become the super power in the world then students have to think innovatively or differently

About TFJ

Tod-Fod-Jod is a supplementary learning approach to current education. It is conceptualized by Vadodara Innovation Council in 2012, started with workshops for facilitators and students on pilot basis in Vadodara and now in 2019-20 a well established, structured, year-long program which can be replicated across different districts.

Tod-Fod-Jod is a Vadodara Innovation Council (VIC) Endeavour to provide resources, methodologies, inspiration & mentors to students, education institutes and parents so they can apply and create an eco-system for Tod-Fod-Jod in schools, communities and homes.

With Tod-Fod-Jod, students get to de-construct (Tod) everyday products that they see and/or use. As they figure out how these products are designed and how they work (Fod), students connect multi-disciplinary concepts they learn in textbooks to real life applications. They draw inspiration from ideas and inspirations of others. They may re-construct (Jod) these products, repair (Jod) them (which involves great deal of hands-on problem solving) or re-purpose (Jod) them to do create something completely different or Innovative.

TFJ Objectives:

  • Create awareness about TFJ initiative among various stakeholders’ e.g. education Institutions (school, ITI, college, educational agencies, teachers, parents, NGOs)
  • Generate lessons about TFJ impact on triggering innovation at an early age
  • Motivate and enable schools and colleges to have TFJ Centre’s at their premises
  • Understand the role of TFJ to help develop curiosity, creativity, exploration, innovation and an experimental mind-set in students. Understand how TFJ facilitates students apply science, design, arts, material concepts and principles utilized in the gadgets. Outline methodologies to conduct and scale up the TFJ programs successfully.
  • Demonstrate and provide case-studies to educational institutions, agencies and Organizations too. Highlight the importance and benefits of TFJ in the learning process, Create a sense of excitement through hands-on experience with objects of daily use.