As Artificial Intelligence effectively replaces the traditional role of the teacher as ‘the sage on the stage’, the role of the educator will evolve towards that of a personal mentor, coach and facilitator on the learner’s journey from ignorance to mastery. An innovative way to do so is by the use of “ Learning Prescriptions”.
Distance Learning has pioneered the use of self-instructional learning materials designed by specialised Instructional designers for its remote 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 to suit the needs of an individual learner, and rather than creating content, it would be about curating existing content to fulfil the learner’s need. The curated content comprise books, articles, blogs, videos, audios, slide decks etc. Sometimes the facilitator may add his or her own created content also.
It builds upon the concepts of “ Bibliotherapy” and “ CBT: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy” to create a product for self-directed learners.
The first two days of this weeklong course cover the concept and features of a learning prescription. The remaining three days share examples of three basic learning prescriptions that may be useful to all. Day 3 shares a prescription for reading effectively, a critical skill that is usually not taught explicitly. The prescription for ‘ Building Learning Power’ is to equip people to be able to deal with problems that they have not been explicitly taught how to solve. And the third prescription on ‘ Anticipating the future’ is the most important because we will all be spending the rest of our lives in the future. And the future will soon become the present whether we are prepared for it or not.
The next edition of this weeklong course is from Monday 4th September to Friday 8th September 2023. Thereafter it will be on offer during the first week of every month.
Day 1: The Concept of a Learning Prescription
Day 2: Features of a ‘ learning prescription’
Day 3 : Learning Prescription for Reading effectively
Day 4 : Learning Prescription for Building Learning Power
Day 5 : Learning Prescription for Anticipating the future
Enrolment and fee payment:
As the course is delivered through WhatsApp, the enrolment process is simply that of sending a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724.
The fee for the above course is Rs 2500/- 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
- A/c 26451000000301
- (The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)
To know more, please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810074724