Learning 321: Education for the 3rd decade of the 21st Century:
Children who are studying at School today will be adults ready for further education or to face the world in the years from 2020 to 2030 and beyond.
This is the 3rd decade of the 21st Century and is a very different world from the one experienced by their grandparents,parents and teachers.
Their future is being shaped by two major forces: the 4th Industrial Age driven by Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and allied technologies like the Internet of Things, Blockchain, 3D Printing, AR and VR, and the 4th education revolution which is disrupting the traditional education model, propelled by the same technologies.
Trying to accurately predict the future is futile. We must develop foresight and ready ourselves by being a pro-active self directed lifelong learner and defensively by building skills of critical thinking and discernment to prevent us from being swayed by misinformation.
This 5 day WhatsApp course is for young learners, their parents and teachers to give them a glimpse of how the future is evolving and how best to prepare for it.
The proposed title of the sessions are:
1: Why Learning 321?
2: Self-learning… the key to future success
3: Independent educators: the dominant force
4: How Artificial Intelligence will transform the world, in the coming decade?
5: Preparing to prosper when most others will perish
Here are tentative details of each of the above mentioned sessions.
Day 1: Why Learning 321?
1.1: How education and learning evolve over time ?
1.2: The IITs were disrupters of Indian engineering education
1.3: The UN SDGs ( Sustainable Development Goals) for the year 2030
1.4: The world in the year 2030
1.5: The world in the year 2050
Day 2: Self-learning… the key to future success
2.1: The desire to learn
2.2: Remaining motivated for learning
2.3: Learning agility
Day 3: Independent educators: the dominant force
3.1: The role of educators
3.2: Educators as mentors and coaches
3.3: Personalising and mastery learning
3.4: Educating for the 4th Industrial Age
3.5: Getting extra-ordinary performance from ordinary persons
Day 4: How Artificial Intelligence will transform the world, in the coming decade?
4.1: AI in Marketing
4.2: AI in Finance
4.3: AI in Healthcare
4.4: AI in agriculture
4.5: Autonomous Transportation
Day 5: Preparing to prosper when most others will perish
5.1: Attributes of successful people
5.2: Traits of unsuccessful persons
5.3: The 5 hour rule
5.4: Laying strong foundations
5.5: Becoming a sui generis
This course is offered on the 3rd week ( Monday to Friday ) of every month.
The methodology that we follow for the weeklong program is described below.
A separate WhatsApp group will be created for each course.
On the scheduled dates at a time slot to be shared within the course group, all members may open the group, and I will make my posts.
If this time slot doesn’t suit you, don’t worry. These posts will be there for you to view and hear at your convenience. In that sense, this is a-synchronous communication. These posts will be mainly in the form of images of PowerPoint slides, followed by my audio messages, much like that in a face to face PowerPoint talk. The difference is that whereas in a traditional lecture, the speaker makes the oral comments after every slide ( because only one slide can be on the screen at a time), here I may make my oral comments after a group of 2 to 4 slides.
You may make your queries or observations as they occur to you. If I can give a brief response right then without distracting from the flow of the narrative, I would do so, else I would consolidate them and then post them to the group later.
About 10 minutes before the start of the session, I will post a message in the group to the effect that we are about to start in 10 minutes. And after the session is over, I will share the entire set of slides as a PDF with the group. The same flow will be repeated for each of the 5 days.
I hope this describes the process in sufficient detail.
If you have any questions, you may send them to me directly, if they may not interest to the whole group, or you may ask them in the group itself.
To register for this course:
First pay the fee of Rs 2500/- by PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).
Then send a Whatsapp message to MM Pant ( +919810073724) with the following information :
1: Your Name : First and Last
2: Mobile phone number linked to Whatsapp
3: Course Code and course name:
4: PayTM transaction number/ screenshot
5: Your brief profile ( optional). There will be an opportunity to briefly introduce yourself within the group also.
For those who would rather pay into a Bank account, the relevant information is :
Madan Mohan Pant
HDFC Bank, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector 39, Gurgaon
(The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)
To seek any clarification or for further information, please send a Whatsapp message to Prof. MM Pant at +919810073724.