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GPSC 2021

Some thoughts shared at the GPSC 2021:  I am speaking this morning at an event, the Gurgaon Public Schools Virtual Annual Conference with the theme “Changing Landscapes – The Futuristic pathways for Education”. I have written this text ( about … Continue reading

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The Science of Learning:

“ The Science of Learning” Structure: 1: The Backdrop 2: Development of the Sciences 3: Educational practice ignores research 4: Bloom’s 2 sigma problem 5: What machine learning informs us about human learning? 6: The current state of assessment 7:  AInEd … Continue reading

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Developing a learning culture:

Developing a learning culture : A culture of learning, or learning culture, is one in which members of the group continuously seek, share, and apply new knowledge and skills to improve their individual and collective performance. The importance of the … Continue reading

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Learning 321:

Learning 321: a community where the members learn something new everyday: Learning 321 is a learning community seeded by Prof.MM Pant to explore social and collaborative learning for the 3rd decade of the 21st Century. It is a unique group … Continue reading

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Paradigm shifts in education:

“ Paradigm shifts in education” The phrase ‘paradigm shift’ gained traction 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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Swarm Intelligence:

Swarm Intelligence: Swarm intelligence  deals with natural and artificial systems composed of many individuals that coordinate using self-organisation. Examples of such systems  are colonies of ants and termites, schools of fish, flocks of birds, herds of land animals. Swarm intelligence is a … Continue reading

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Future readiness:

Skills and competencies for future-readiness:  One of the harsh truths about the 3rd decade of the 21st Century which is upon us, is the pace of change that results in “the skills acquired over a lifetime becoming obsolete in an … Continue reading

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Learning Communities:

Learning Communities: It is interesting to note that historically, education in India was managed by the community and it was a job rather well done. We were the most prosperous country till about 250 years ago, and it is worth … Continue reading

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Knowledge Representation

Knowledge Representation  The frontiers of knowledge are always on the move across many dimensions and perhaps at varying speeds along each of these dimensions. Inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary knowledge is becoming more valuable. The question of how to organise and represent … Continue reading

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On being the right size:

On being the right size?  There has been a lot of discussion on the NEP 2020 recommendations for higher education, and one of the new ideas is to have large Universities. This is stated at “10.1. The main thrust of … Continue reading

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