We need inspirations from other professions to bring about innovations in education. One such innovation is the concept of a ‘Learning Prescription’. I had earlier espoused the idea of a “to learn” list like the “to do“ list that is well known in management.
By investing in a reading habit, you can ensure you’re growing yourself every day. That’s why the 1st example is of ‘Reading Effectively’. The NEP 2020 emphasises ‘learning how to learn’. The 2nd sample learning prescription is therefore on ‘ Building Learning Power’. It has been said that the future will in due course, become the present, whether we are prepared or not. It has also been said that success happens when preparation meets opportunity. Hence the 3rd sample learning prescription on ‘Anticipating the future’. In the present and coming era of information explosion, available information must be absorbed critically,hence the 4th sample learning prescription is on ‘ Critical Thinking’. Finally there is both a hype about as well as great promise from the Metaverse. The 5th sample learning prescription is therefore about ‘ Education in the Metaverse’.
It builds upon the concepts of “ Bibliotherapy” and “ CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy” to create a product for self-directed learners, who would want to stay away from joining the useless class ( https://youtu.be/OMDlfNWM1fA ) predicted by Yuval Noah Harari.
Distance Learning has used self-instructional learning materials designed by specialised Instructional designers for its learners. This was done by the UK Open University, the Indira Gandhi National Open University and other similar Institutions. But that course material was the same for all the learners pursuing a particular course. Learning prescriptions are designed for an individual learner.
The next edition of this weekend course is on Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th 2022. Thereafter it will be on offer on every fourth weekend of the month.
Day 1: The Concept of a Learning Prescription
1.1: What is ‘prescribed’ in education?
1.2: The elements of a medical prescription
1.3: Generic format of a ‘learning prescription’?
1.4: Self-learning and ‘learning prescriptions’
1.5: Who should be giving ‘ learning prescriptions’?
Day 2: Examples of Learning Prescriptions
2.1: Reading effectively
2.2: Building Learning Power
2.3: Anticipating the future
2.4: Critical Thinking
2.5: Education in The Metaverse
The fee for this weekend 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)
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