Ever since the WEF described the present era as the 4th Industrial Age,and Anthony Seldon used the phrase “ Fourth Education Revolution”, I have been exploring disruptive innovations in education. While using mobile phones as access devices and WhatsApp as the messaging platform was relatively easy to implement, the real disruption is that the emphasis on teaching has to give way to focus on learning.
With an abundance of digital resources, especially AI powered learning Apps such as Duolingo, this is feasible.
I have created a WhatsApp course on “ Learning to Self-Learn”. For details follow this link : https://mmpant.com/l2sl/
This has been followed up by the concept of “ Learning Prescriptions” for what is not traditionally taught or not accessible to you. Prescriptions have a better possibility of being acted upon and followed, than mere suggestions or exhortations. I am developing this concept, as learning is eventually personalised. It builds upon the concepts of “ Bibliotherapy” and “ CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy” to create a product for self-directed learners, who would want to follow the 5- hour rule and stay away from joining the useless class predicted by Yuval Noah Harari.
Here is a sample Learning Prescription for “ Visualising the world in 2030”. It is useful for everyone, because everyone must create their own version of what they expect the future to be.
1: Humans need not apply: CGP Grey : https://youtu.be/7Pq-S557XQU
2: The 25 biggest technology trends defining the new decade: https://youtu.be/6JOhemCj5Cs
3: WEF eight predictions for the world in 2030: https://youtu.be/MKwENH-m4oU
4: The world in 2030 by John Andrews: https://youtu.be/TBnNbyi4AN4
5: The world in 2030 by Michio Kaku : https://youtu.be/219YybX66MY
6: The world in 2030 and 2040: https://youtu.be/h0QjwqLtxLM
7: Our future in 2040: https://youtu.be/wvNKKAFU4oU
8: The world in 2050: https://youtu.be/RNVh_HMX2IY
9: The world in 2050: https://youtu.be/PlSjpRce18s
10: Ten mind blowing technologies that will change the world: https://youtu.be/7vQznLKEfBs
Total viewing time : about 2 hours 35 minutes
1: Yuval Noah Harari : 21 lessons for the 21st Century
2: Steven Pinker : Enlightenment now
3: The world in 2030 by Ray Hammond
4: Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
5: Robot-Proof by Joseph E Aoun
Blogs, articles and reports:
1: The world in 2030: UNESCO report : https://en.unesco.org/news/world-2030-unesco-survey
2: The world in 2030: 9 MegaTrends to watch : MIT Technology review : https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-world-in-2030-nine-megatrends-to-watch/
3: Which world will we face in 2030: the Scientific American blog : https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/which-world-will-we-face-in-2030/
4: A world we want in 2030: the World Bank Blog : https://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/world-we-want-2030-clean-energy-and-gender-equality-are-key
5: Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds: https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/GlobalTrends_2030.pdf