MIT-WPU has its own unique means of pedagogy and Trekking is part of the World Peace Component. In addition to the various purposes and objectives given above, Trekking also aides in Learning.
MIT-WPU Faculty of Management had organized treks to Sinhgad Fort , Pune as a part of its unique pedagogy. Following were the objectives and outcomes.
Place Based Education programme
Developing an understanding of the natural world has always been a key component of TREK. Students are provided with direct experiences that enable them to integrate their learning into the wider world and make personal connections. Emphasizing hands-on, real-world learning experiences, this approach to education [place based learning] increases academic achievement, helps students develop stronger ties to their community, enhances students’ appreciation for the natural world, and creates a heightened commitment to serving as active contributing citizens. (David Sobel)
The underlying purpose of the TREK program is to provide experiences that help students learn about themselves. We create a physical and social environment that supports the development of the Core Competencies. Core competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning.
A unique component of TREK is that it brings together students from across the nation and abroad. The friendships that are formed between the TREK students last a lifetime.