Educa)on Deﬁni)on: The process of receiving or giving systema)c instruc(on, especially at a school or university Implica)ons of deﬁni)on: • Format: One way interac)on between teacher (giver) and student (reciever) • Knowledge: Teacher is knowledgable, student “knows” lesser • Ins)tu)on: Occurs within hardware viz: school/university • Access: Eli)st!
e-‐Books Facebook Google Internet Reality Mul)ple channels & formats of “informa(on on demand” with choices that can in)midate!
Outcomes + Virtual “teachers” eg: Khan academy -‐ Respect for true “knowledge”? + Distance learning via technology -‐ Inability to discern right/correct from wrong/incorrect? + Democra)c access…anywhere, any)me -‐ Pursuit for depth? + Students as contributors Foot wide inch deep syndrome? to new knowledge through Q&A -‐ Changes in behaviours + Old paradigms/hypotheses/poorly Pa)ence? validated informa)on sieved out rapidly Confusion? Distrac)ons? Boredom?
The Educator’s dilemma…. • How can students be made recep)ve to intake of informa)on i.e. Cul)vate open eyes & ears • How does one kindle a spirit of curiosity and con)nuous learning? • Can educa)on be made more interes)ng? With fun and entertainment embedded? • Can teachers become mentors and learn to learn from students? • Can systems for discrimina)ng from regurgita(on of informa(on to applica(on of knowledge to crea(on of new knowledge and the wisdom of how to act situa(onally be developed? • Can we embrace the new without losing the old? • What are the cri)cal pillars of future educa)on?
where Science Educa*on Arts Media come together SEAMlessly
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Beyond literacy Beyond enrichment …a partner in green educa)on
Teacher Training Green Days & Science Fes)vals Birthday Par)es Weekend Workshops Extra & Co-‐Curricular Ac)vi)es Summer & Holiday Camps
Botany via Gardening Chemistry with Household Reagents Health & Nutri)on through Cooking Physics with Recycled Objects
Salient Aspects of Green Dots experiences: • Hands-‐on experiments/Do & Learn ac)vi)es/Edutaining Games • Encourage curiosity and inves)ga)on in a naturally structured way • Co-‐opera)ve, Co-‐par)cipa)ve & Inclusive across age brackets • No text books! Outcomes: • Memories, Experiences & Learning Outcomes for a life)me • Enhanced, natural curiosity • Self-‐discovery of passions, poten)al, what one may want to or then not want to do for one’s life
Take home messages… • Learn and share SEAMlesslyTM • Let educa)on be a con)nuous inﬂow of enlightening experiences beyond and outside of formal university • Your educa)onal endorsements may or may not provide you sustainable jobs but if you discover your passions and learn to mone)ze them… …your future is bound to be evergreen!