I am building a bridge
The expression not merely focuses on the fact that the guy is creating something, but also talks about his way of expressing his knowledge through practical application. He is exercising what he learnt through books in a real-world scenario. No matter how many lessons he might have taken or how many assignments he may have aced, what mattered at that moment is how accurately he could apply his learning of so many years. Here arises the question of practical knowledge. The Centre for Research and Exams in Science and Technology (CREST) is established by some of the prominent names in education industry. This initiative aims to assess the practical knowledge that would help students to apply their learning in different areas and excel in the same.
We need to understand that a child’s personal mode of learning is in fact through experiencing what is happening and recognising things through practical questions or application of the knowledge that they have gathered by learning, through schools, parents, peers, etc. This makes the child enhance their speculative knowledge and they are able to judge in accordance to the facts.
The child’s practical knowledge paves the way of knowing about different subjects and letting them dig deeper into the subject which is difficult to go through theoretical knowledge.
CREST strives to:
CREST Olympiads is a pioneer in its focus to help students become well-rounded individuals who can think critically about problems from multiple perspectives with a strong emphasis on conceptual knowledge. These Olympiad exams are trying to break the typical stereotype around conventional Olympiad exams.
|Traditional Olympiads||CREST Olympiads|
|Mode of exam||Pen & paper||Online|
|Date of exam||Fixed||Flexibility provided to students to choose a date|
|Type of exam||A mix of theory & practical||Focus entirely on conceptual understanding and discourage rote learning|
|Application to exam||Typically through schools||Encourage individual as well as school participation|
|Preparation||None||Two (2) complimentary practice exams|
|Access to Olympiad organization||Generally not available||Invite parents & students to write to firstname.lastname@example.org for queries & continuous feedback|