The 5th education revolution :

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

Weekend Courses: 

  • 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

About mmpant

Prof. M.M.Pant has a Ph.D in Computational Physics, along with a Professional Law Degree, and has been a practitioner in the fields of Law, IT enabled education and IT implementation. Drawing upon his experience in world class international institutions and having taught in various modes of Face-to-Face, Distance Learning and Technology Enhanced Training, Prof. Pant is now exploring the nature of institutions which will be successors to the IITs, which represented the 1960s, IIMs, which represented the 1970 and Open Universities which were the rage of 1980s & 90s. He believes that the convergence between various media and technologies would fundamentally alter the way learning would be created, packaged, and delivered to learners. His current activities are all directed toward actual implementation of these new age educational initiatives that transform education in the post Internet post WTO era.. Prof. Pant, has been a Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and has been on the faculty of IIT – Kanpur (the premier Engineering institution in India), MLNR Engineering College and Faculty & Visiting Professor - University of Western Ontario-Canada. He has been visiting scientist to research centers in Italy, England, Germany & Sweden and has delivered international lectures with about 80 papers published. During his association of almost 15 years with the IGNOU, Prof. Pant has served as the Director Computing and has been the Member of All Bodies (i.e. School boards, Academic council, Planning board, Finance committee and the Board of management). With his interest in Law, backed with practice of Law in a High Court, and his basic training in Science and IT, Prof. Pant has been particularly interested in the Cyber Law, Patent & trade mark issues, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues etc. and has been involved with many activities, conferences on “Law & IT” Prof. Pant is presently; • Advisor to Media Lab Asia - Chairman of working group on ICT for Education, chairman of PRSG handling projects on ICT for education. • Lead Consultant for an ADB funded project for ICT in Basic Education in Uzbekistan • Member of the drafting Group for India’s National Policy on ICT in education • Chairman of the group creating books for class 11 and 12 students on ‘Computers and Communication Technology’ appointed by the NCERT • Preparing a ‘Theme Paper” for the NCTE in the area of ICT and Teacher Training • Advisor and mentor to several leading Indian and Multi-national Companies in the area of education. Prof. Pant has in the recent past been ; • Member – Board of Management – I I T, Delhi for 6 years (two consecutive terms) • One-man committee to create the Project Report & Legislation for Delhi IT-enabled Open University • Advisor to the Delhi Government on Asian Network of Major Cities Project (ANMC-21) distance learning project in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Government. • Chairman Board of Studies, All India Management Association With his mission to create and implement new business opportunities in the area of e-learning & learning facilitation, Prof. Pant has promoted Planet EDU Pvt. Ltd., as its Founder & Chairman, along with a team of highly experienced and skilled professionals from Education & Training, Operations, IT and Finance.
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