Learning How to Learn?
Within two months of the chatGPT launch by OpenAI, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that self-learning through technology is an opportunity for today’s generation: https://lnkd.in/d9FJN9Jh
Press release from PMO dated: 20 JAN 2023 11:59AM by PIB Delhi
One thing most successful people have in common is the desire and skill to self-learn. It’s the modern way of learning, and it has proven to be very effective and convenient. Although self-learning hasn’t replaced the traditional ways of learning – yet, with the advancement of technology, it has become possible for most individuals. Nowadays, you can learn how to do anything with a mere YouTube tutorial, or learn an entirely new language with a single app. And the recently introduced Generative AI Chatbots like chatGPT and Bard serve to accelerate this self-learning.
The NEP 2020 at para 4.6 states that its thrust will be to move the education system towards real understanding and ‘learning how to learn’ – and away from the culture of rote learning.
Its goal will be to create holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with key 21st-century skills. Self-Learning is perhaps the most important 21st Century Skill.
Once a person has ‘learnt how to learn’ the person is on the way to become a self-learner.
Robert Frost, the famous poet and Professor said “ I am not a teacher, I am an awakener”.
And Richard Feynman in his famous “ Lectures on Physics” quoted Edward Gibbons “and the power of instruction is of little efficacy except in those fortunate dispositions, where it is almost superfluous”.
The futurist Thomas Frey says “If we continue to insert a teacher between us and everything we need to learn, we cannot possibly learn fast enough to meet the demands of the future”.
Structure of the daily themes of a one month ( 4 weeks, each week from Monday to Friday) WhatsApp course on “ Learning how to learn”.
Week 1: Learning to learn: the most important 21st Century skill?
Monday: LHTL01: Drivers of self-learning: Examples of well known self-learners
Tuesday: LHTL02: What is worth learning ?
Wednesday: LHTL03: Mindsets and other barriers to self-learning
Thursday: LHTL04: Self-learning as a vaccine against ‘uselessness’
Friday: LHTL05: Range : Why generalists succeed ? David Epstein
Week 2: Attributes of a successful Learner
Monday: LHTL06: Motivation and Grit
Tuesday: LHTL07: Overcoming procrastination and efficient Time Management
Wednesday: LHTL08: Learning Agility, Grit, Focus, Perseverance and Persistence
Thursday: LHTL09: Mind maps to enhance understanding
Friday: LHTL10: Questioneering: the skill of asking incisive questions
Week 3: Techniques to become a better Learner
Monday: LHTL11: Step by step learning techniques
Tuesday: LHTL12: Ultralearning
Wednesday: LHTL13: Social learning and individual learning
Thursday: LHTL14: Learning Power
Friday: LHTL15: Learning while you sleep
Week 4: The 21st Century Learner’s Toolkit
Monday: LHTL16: Learning with MOOCs
Tuesday: LHTL17: Duolingo and other AI powered apps
Wednesday: LHTL18: AI powered tools that facilitate learning
Thursday: LHTL19: ChatGPT for better learning
Friday: LHTL20: Personalising your learning Toolkit
To know more, please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724