Coming of age in the 4th Industrial Age:

Coming of age in the 4th Industrial Age ( the age of Artificial Intelligence) 

42 one month long courses during the classes 9 to12.

Here is a proposed sequence for those who begin at class 9th. Those who start later at 10th, 11th or 12th would have to take an extra load to make up for the lost time.

Those who are already in tertiary education could suitably spread their learning to align with the progress in their formal education. 

One month = 4 weeks x 5 days/week= 20 sessions of about 45 to 60 minutes each structured as smaller pieces of content…. nuggets of 3 to 10 minutes each

Backdrop: 

We are in the midst of two great revolutions: the 4th Industrial revolution and the 4th education revolution, and the young have to be prepared to prosper, flourish and thrive in a VUCA ( volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous ) future. 

This is not a program for the faint hearted, who treat learning as a spectator sport, for which they get admission tickets or the regular straight jacketed person. It is designed for those who do not want to limit their education to the most traditional established path, but for those who treat an uncertain world as an exciting one. In the spirit of Isaac Newton who said ‘I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I am a like a child on the seashore, looking now for a smoother pebble or a prettier shell, while the whole ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me’. For this they should be prepared to see further than others by standing on the shoulders of giants.

And Richard Feynman’s enthusiasm for finding out how the world works.

We draw upon the work of Everett Rogers on diffusion of innovation, to address the early adopters that typically comprise about 13.5% of the population. So, we are addressing to the needs of about 15% of the learners in the 14-18 years age group.

The late majority and laggards that comprise 50% of the population, will like others before them go to Kota, Aakash and other such Exam prep Institutes and pursue UGC-AICTE recognised Universities whom our Bharata Ratna Prof CNR Rao has said that 90% have out of date curricula and many modern educators think have teaching practices out of sync with the modern day world of Bootcamps, MOOCs, Hackathons and Meetups.

The 15% or maybe more (upto 30%, including half from the early majority segment) that we believe will benefit from this program are not necessarily those who are getting the top scores in the curriculum subjects, but those that display attributes for flourishing and thriving in the 4th Industrial Age.

The pool  of course titles :

Class 9th:

1: Learning How to Learn

2: The landscape of emerging technologies

3: Basics of Artificial Intelligence

4: Introductory Python

5: Fostering a Mathematical mindset

6: Data: a many splendoured thing 

7: Finding your element

8: The significance of ethics

9: Creativity

10: Emotional Intelligence

11: Developing Foresight

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Class 10th:

1: Computational Thinking

2: Linear Algebra

3: Probability and Statistics

4: Python libraries and their usage

5: Computer vision

6: Entrepreneurship

7: Financial acumen

8: Negotiation

9: Critical Thinking

10: Big History : evolution and extinctions

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Class 11th:

1: Mathematical Modelling

2: Multivariate Calculus

3: Topology : moving beyond geometry

4: Key concepts in Computing 

5: Understanding the Quantum World

6: Effective decision making

7: Health Literacy : Preparing for a 100 year life

8: Modern approach to Biology

9: People management: co-ordinating with others

10: Design Thinking

11: Developing a personal action plan

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Class 12th : 

1: Algorithms

2: Machine learning algorithms 

3: Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning

4: Deep Learning applications

5: Quantum Computing : its nature and future

6: Service Orientation 

7: Complex Problem Solving

8: Cognitive Flexibility

9: Cultural awareness and sensitivity.

10: The future of work

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