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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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The idea of Justice

The idea of justice?  The Constitution of India begins with the promise  “ to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political…….” and this clearly indicates that the idea of justice is multi-dimensional and complex.  The idea of justice changes with … Continue reading

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Utilitarianism:

Utilitarianism :  During the greater part of this year, across the world, there have been several restrictions on the activities of people, often preventing them from their regular activities that were thought implicit in their freedoms.  The basis of such … Continue reading

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What is a paradox?

What is a paradox?  A paradox  is a logically self-contradictory statement or a statement that runs contrary to one’s expectation. It is a statement that, despite apparently valid reasoning from true premises, leads to a seemingly self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion. … Continue reading

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Learning in times of Uncertainty

Learning in uncertain times:  It is almost universally agreed that we are living in uncertain times that are complex and rapidly changing. This has often been described as the VUCA world ( Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous). It should not … Continue reading

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Resources for self-learning:

Resources for self-learning:  1: Self-Directed Learning: A Four-Step Process: https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-resources/teaching-tips/tips-students/self-directed-learning/self-directed-learning-four-step-process 2: Some useful resources for an educator : Some useful resources for educators 3: Twenty steps towards more self-directed learning : https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/29-steps-toward-more-self-directed-learning/ 4: Becoming self-taught ( a how to guide): https://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/becoming-self-taught.html 5: Thirteen ways … Continue reading

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