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prep Institutes and pursue UGC-AICTE recognised Universities whom our Bharata Ratna Prof CNR Rao has said that 90% have out of date curricula and many modern educators think have teaching practices out of sync with the modern day world of Bootcamps, MOOCs, Hackathons and Meetups.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.
This journey of coming of age begins with the following set of 4 weeklong courses:
WLL01: Learning with WhatsApp, other Mobile Apps and MOOCs
WLL02: Dispositions for success
WLL03: Learning Agility
WLL04: Getting a world class education in your hands
Having pursued these 4 courses over a month, the learner is ready for a personalised mentoring program.