What is it ?
This is a program directed at the young (both boys and girls) who are coming of age (turning 18) in the years to come. We are aiming at the age group of 18+-2, that is from 16 years to 20 years.
This is about the same age group that pursues the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, The A levels and the Senior Secondary stage of the CBSE and other State Boards. Younger persons may not be able to benefit from the program, although students in post-secondary courses (general BA, BSc, BCom or Professional courses such as Engineering, Medicine or Law) would find this program helpful in preparing them for their future. There is really no upper age limit for an enquiringly mind with the disposition of a life-long learner.
India now has about one million children turning 18 every month, and we have to design a vehicle for mass education that moves very swiftly and responds rapidly to the external changes.
Education therefore has to become a mass movement with its goal as life-long learning and liberated from the shackles of regulators with a narrow myopic perspective.
Coming of Age in the 4th Industrial Age:
Cluster 1: Time is money and learning is earning
1.1: Time Management
1.2: Learning how to learn ?
1.3: Learning from Mobile Apps and MOOCs
1.4: Financial Acumen
Cluster 2: Emerging Technologies
2.1: Big Data : the Big picture
2.2: Blockchain : Demystified
2.3: Machine Intelligence : what is it and why it matters?
2.4: Quantum Computing ( a Primer)
Cluster 3: Learning to Think
2.1: Creative Thinking
2.2: Critical Thinking
2.3: Mathematical Thinking
2.4: Computational Thinking
Cluster 4: Being human ?
4.1: Homo Sapiens ? a primer on human evolution
4.2: Genes, DNA and why it matters
4.3: The Brain, neurons and why it is important
4.4: Emotional Intelligence
Cluster 5: Doing the right thing?
5.1: Judgement and Decision Making
5.2: Ethics and Values
5.4: Service Orientation
Cluster 6: The road ahead
6.1: Online Safety
6.2: The future of work?
6.3: Preparing for a hundred year life
6.4: Developing a personal action plan