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Smart Studen Sept2009

  1. 1. Welcome to our UFP On behalf of the International House University Foundation Programme (UFP), it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this course. I would like to congratulate you for choosing this foundation programme as an entry route to a UK University. Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  2. 2. Welcome to UFP <ul><li>We are delighted that you have chosen to study with us in the most exciting city in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope that your time with us will be both successful and enjoyable. </li></ul><ul><li>Our UFP is challenging and stimulating. </li></ul><ul><li>It will prepare you for university study in the UK. </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  3. 3. Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria Dr Ravji D Pindoria Ravji gained his PhD from Imperial College London (1995) Technologist with expertise in Materials Science Physics and Software Engineering Project management Teacher/Lecturer Investment - Business Ventures [email_address] www.ravjipindoria.com
  4. 4. What is this lecture about? <ul><li>About Happiness and success – are you happy? (Q/A verbally by all) 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Some interesting metaphors (Q/A verbally by all) 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Setting VISION, MISSION and GOALS (written exe setting vision individual) 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpening of the saw (what area of your saw needs sharpening? – Q/A group discuss) 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Important questions to ask (role play in pairs - by all) 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management quadrants (role play for each quadrant – class demo) 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Principle centered (to be interpret verbally by all) 5 </li></ul><ul><li>How the brain learns (Q/A verbally by all) 5 </li></ul><ul><li>How clue-ful are you? C = G + LT (discussion by each group) 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge based skills (each group to discuss and present skills) 15 </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  5. 5. Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria Who is the happiest person here King Abdullah APJ Kalam Albert Einstein Nelson Mandela Kavi DalpatRam Mahatma Gandhi Cavendish
  6. 6. Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria Happiest person is the one who has the most interesting thoughts. Happiness is all within yourself, in your way of thinking
  7. 7. Where is Happiness? <ul><li>True happiness stems from a quality within ourselves, from a way of thinking of life. Happiness is everywhere around you and about you. </li></ul><ul><li>The quest for happiness is always in vain unless you can find it within yourself, within your own heart and soul. </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  8. 8. Group formation <ul><li>Count from 1 to 6 </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  9. 9. Happiness life curves Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria Addicted to Alcohol Poor diet Promiscuous behaviour Cigarette Person on path A Person on path B 50 100 Age (years) (A) (B) Happiness %
  10. 10. Some interesting metaphors <ul><li>Each groups to interpret happiness-life curves </li></ul><ul><li>Einstein and Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Each groups to interpret metaphors </li></ul><ul><li>The Jar </li></ul><ul><li>Each groups to interpret metaphors </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  11. 11. VISION, MISSION and Goals Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  12. 12. Vision, Mission and Goals <ul><li>State your vision </li></ul><ul><li>State your Mission </li></ul><ul><li>State your goals </li></ul><ul><li>State your values </li></ul><ul><li>Any Obstacles? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your focus on ? </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  13. 13. Sharpening of the saw <ul><ul><li>Example of a woodcutter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental development ( Education ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual development ( Dharma, Mahatma-Gnyan-Bhagti, Vairagya, AtmaNishta ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social skills (Getting on with people) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical development (Health and Fitness) </li></ul></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  14. 14. Important questions to ask are: <ul><li>what is broken here? </li></ul><ul><li>What needs to be fixed? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you fix it? </li></ul><ul><li>What is missing? </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  15. 15. The time management quadrant <ul><li>To be effective you need to be in Quadrant 2 </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria Urgent - Important Not Urgent - Important best quadrant to be in P/Pc - in Balance here! Urgent not-important Some telephone calls Not –Urgent & Not - Important to meet deadlines Q 1 Q 2 Q 3 Q 4 Going to cinema?
  16. 16. Be Principle Centred <ul><li>Battleship example (Loya 5-6) </li></ul><ul><li>P/Pc in balance Principle base </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria U 235 Bombs
  17. 17. Knowledge based Skills <ul><li>How to be a smart student. </li></ul><ul><li>Self-control is strength </li></ul><ul><li>Right thought is mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Calmness is power </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  18. 18. How does the brain learn? <ul><li>Role play - Questions/A </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Asking questions </li></ul><ul><li>Experimenting and failing and retrying </li></ul><ul><li>Watching others </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and doing a course </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching others </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  19. 19. How Clueful are you? Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria G4 G3 G2 G1 C = G + LT Time C L4 L3 L2 Lo L1
  20. 20. Knowledge based Skills: <ul><li>Research and enquiry: </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity and Innovation: </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity to use high-end technology: </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship: </li></ul><ul><li>Moral leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>Ref: (APJ Kalam) </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  21. 21. Research and enquiry: <ul><li>Today it is all about management of knowledge and information that we have generated and what value addition that we can bring. </li></ul><ul><li>As a student: - you want to develop skills to find a way through the sea of knowledge that has been created and continue with lifelong learning- This is important skill required for sustained economic development. </li></ul><ul><li>Ref: (APJ Kalam) </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  22. 22. Creativity and Innovation: : <ul><li>There is vast amount of information around us and this is overwhelming. </li></ul><ul><li>When information is networked the power and utility of the information grows as squared as predicted by Metcalf’s law. </li></ul><ul><li>Student must learn how to manage knowledge collectively by linking to networked groups. (Ref: APJ Kalam) </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  23. 23. Capacity to use high-end technology: <ul><li>Student must learn to use the latest technologies for helping their learning process. </li></ul><ul><li>Computing equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Internet facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Good environment to enhance learning ability. (ref: A P J Kalam) </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  24. 24. Entrepreneurship: <ul><li>Student must learn to take calculated risks for the sake of larger gain as per “Dhandho” concept, but within the ethos of good business. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to cultivate character to do things right. This capacity will empower them to take up challenging tasks later in life. </li></ul><ul><li>(Ref: A P J Kalam) </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  25. 25. Moral leadership: <ul><li>Two aspects are involved here: </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to have compelling and powerful dreams or visions of human betterment. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop character to do the right things and influence others also to do the right things in compelling ways . </li></ul><ul><li>(Ref: A P J kalam) </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria
  26. 26. Useful reference material <ul><li>Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Brain's Natural Learning Process to Create Today's Curriculum by Rita Smilkstein </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hocking.edu/~aaffairs/FacDev_files/brain_based_pedagogy.htm#NHLP </li></ul><ul><li>www.ierg.net/confs/2004/Proceedings/Smilkstein_Rita.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>The ways to win Will Carling and Robert Hellers </li></ul><ul><li>Indomitable Spirit (ISBN: 8170286549)  by A P J Kalam </li></ul><ul><li>Rules For Renegades&quot; by Christine Comford - Lynch . </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ericsink.com/Career_Calculus.html by Eric Sink </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your time - Please E-mail me if you want a copy of this lecture notes. r [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Also visit my web site at: www.ravjipindoria.com </li></ul>Knowledge based skills - Sept 2009 R D Pindoria

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