The 5th Education Revolution:
We will soon have before us, the 5th education revolution with its core feature being the focus on learning rather then on teaching, and this ‘active learning’ will take place in the Metaverse.
It will be informed by recent advances in neuroscience and cognitive science, and use technologies like the blockchains and SmartContracts for record keeping and managing credentials. There will be a transformation of the passive,reluctant and petrified learners to self-directed enthusiastic, autonomous learners supported by AI/ML for personalised learning content and learning pathways. This has been reflected in the NEP 2020 where ‘learning how to learn’ and being exposed to Philosophy for better thinking have been explicitly stated several times.
The 5th education revolution will be able to achieve the SDG Goal 4 targets by the year 2030, which otherwise look unachievable with the prevailing models, even with the NEP 2020. This is reminiscent of story of the 1880 US Census, the use of Hollerith punched cards and the developments of data processing and the emergence of IBM as a computer company.
The most important aspect of the 5th education revolution is that it will not be based on the favourite ideas of great individuals, but informed by most recent advances in cognitive science and neuroscience to achieve the desired goals.
It will not be forced upon the educators to adopt, but the educators will lead and drive the 5th education Revolution, leveraging the power of AI to automate such of their tasks as help enhance their effectiveness and efficiencies and directly engage themselves to use neuroscience to shape not only young minds, but continually do so over a lifetime.
To help erstwhile educators successfully play the new roles expected of them, I am in the process of writing a book with the title “ The fifth education Revolution” with the following proposed structure :
Preface: The drivers of the 5th education Revolution
Chapter 1: From teaching to accelerated personalised learning
Chapter 2: Education in the Metaverse
Chapter 3: The irrelevance of traditional credentials
Chapter 4: Developing a Quantum Ready Workforce
Chapter 5: The Science of Learning
Chapter 6: Learning Prescriptions and other educational innovations
Lists of supplementary resources :
In addition to the above book, here is a consolidated WhatsApp delivered courses to help erstwhile educators to be prepared for the fifth education Revolution :
Monthlong Courses :
- MSOP:Making Sense of Philosophy
- L2SL: Learning to Self-Learn
- MSAI: Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence
- TQTE: The Quantum Technologies Ecosystem
Weeklong Courses :
- PFLW: Philosophy for Living Well
- ECLE: Early Childhood Learning Environment
- EITM: Educating in the Metaverse
- UBIE: Using Blockchains in education
- WLP: Why Learn Philosophy?
- FAST: First Principles and Scientific Temper
- TLCM: The Language Called Mathematics
- EICF: Enhancing Own Cognitive Fitness
To know more, please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724