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Cassandra’s curse:

What is Cassandra’s curse? Warnings, Warnings Everywhere: Why We Sometimes Ignore Looming Disasters. After a disaster happens, we want to know, could something have been done to avoid it? Did anyone see this coming? Many times, the answer is yes. … Continue reading

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What is a Faustian bargain?

What is a Faustian bargain? The legend of Faust is a thought-provoking tale from the middle ages, which has a surprising connection to our world today. The story is both inspiring and tragic at the same time. In one famous … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Learning with WhatsApp:

L2W2: Lunchtime learning with WhatsApp  Schedule of courses for September 2020:  Monday 7th to Friday 11th : WLL01:  Learning with WhatsApp, other mobile Apps and MOOCs Monday 14th to Friday 18th :Learning 321: Education in the 3rd decade of the 21st … Continue reading

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Let’s Learn Together:

Learning 321:  In preparation for the 3rd decade of the 21st Century, I am building an appropriate model of learning. It’s key features are self-directed learners and educators who are lifelong learners functioning as a learning community. And instead of … Continue reading

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My response to the New Education Policy 2020:

My response to The New Education Policy 2020: 1: Vision :is transforming India into a global knowledge superpower. Autonomous Learners : https://mmpant.com/coming-of-age-in-the-4th-industrial-age/ Skills for 2020 and beyond: https://mmpant.com/weekend-learning/ The Quantum Track : https://mmpant.com/quantuml/  2: The key overall thrust will be on learning how to learn – and away … Continue reading

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Let’s Learn together:

Let’s Learn Together: About 110 years back, Charles Eliot, the President of Harvard University, compiled and edited a 51 volume anthology of classic works from world literature. In his speeches he had said that the elements of a liberal education … Continue reading

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A paradigm shift in education:

“A paradigm shift in education” The phrase ‘paradigm shift’ gained prominence from the well known book (1962)  by Thomas Kuhn “ The structure of Scientific Revolutions” which challenged the earlier view that Science progressed almost linearly as “development-by-accumulation” of accepted facts … Continue reading

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10 Corollaries to the New Education Policy 2020:

Corollaries to the NEP 2020:  A corollary is something that naturally follows from a proposition. In Mathematics for example, the cosine law can be used to find the third side of a triangle if we know the lengths of two … Continue reading

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Learning 321:

Learning 321: Education for the 3rd decade of the 21st Century: Preface:  I use the term Learning 321 to convey two ideas. The first is the last steps of   a countdown…..just before liftoff. This is a response to Anthony Seldon’s statement … Continue reading

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Becoming an Independent Educator:

WLL09: Becoming an Independent Educator: Backdrop:  If one were to pursue the profession of medicine, law, architecture or even finance as in a CA, CFA or CFE ( Certified Fraud Examiner), one could choose to be employed by a large … Continue reading

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