Learning to self-learn:
Soon after chatGPT was launched,Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that self-learning through technology is an opportunity for today’s generation: https://lnkd.in/d9FJN9Jh
Press release from PMO dated: 20 JAN 2023 11:59AM by PIB Delhi
One thing most successful people have in common is the desire to self-learn. It’s the modern way of learning, and it has proven to be more effective and convenient. Although self-learning hasn’t replaced the traditional ways of learning – yet, with the advancement of technology, it has become possible for most individuals. Nowadays, you can learn how to do anything with a mere YouTube tutorial, or learn an entirely new language with a single app. And the recently introduced Generative AI Chatbots like chatGPT and Bard serve to accelerate this self-learning.
The NEP 2020 at para 4.6 states that its thrust will be to move the education system towards real understanding and ‘learning how to learn’ – and away from the culture of rote learning. Its goal will be to create holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with key 21st-century skills. Self-Learning is perhaps the most important 21st Century Skill. Once a person has ‘learnt how to learn’ the person is on the way to become a self-learner. Robert Frost, the famous poet and Professor said “ I am not a teacher, I am an awakener”. And Richard Feynman in his famous “ Lectures on Physics” quoted Edward Gibbons ‘ and the power of instruction is of little efficacy except in those fortunate dispositions, where it is almost superfluous’.
The futurist Thomas Frey says “If we continue to insert a teacher between us and everything we need to learn, we cannot possibly learn fast enough to meet the demands of the future”.
I have designed a weekend WhatsApp course that spreads awareness about self-learning, it’s benefits and how to pursue it.
Flow of topic/themes:
Day 1: Saturday
L2SL01: Self-learning: the most important 21st Century skill?
L2SL02: What is worth Learning?
L2SL03: Self-learning as a vaccine against ‘uselessness’
L2SL04: Mindsets and other barriers to self-learning
L2SL05: The Science of Learning
Day 2: Sunday
L2SL06: Attributes of a successful self-learner
L2SL07: Techniques to become a better self-learner
L2SL08: The SmartLearner’s Toolkit
L2SL09: Levels of self-learning
L2SL10: Wrapping up:
This weekend course will be available on the first weekend of every month beginning from Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2023.
- The fee for the above course is Rs 1000/- and can be easily remitted through PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).
- For those who would rather pay into a Bank account, the relevant information is :
- Madan Mohan Pant
- HDFC Bank, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector 39, Gurgaon
- (The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)
To know more, please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724