Anticipate the FutureAnticipate the Future
Create the World You WantCreate the World You Want
– particularly teaching Professional Courses –
are logical laboratories for learning together . . .
how to face challenges at a scale and complexity
we have never seen before….
The learning curve for humanity is always
an upward spiral.
Anticipatory learning provides a solid footing
for the climb to a preferred future.
what one knows
effective performanceeffective performance
Useful Hints for Better Learning
knowledgeknowledge andand skillsskills
long-term retention andlong-term retention and
on behaviour and
Individual self-interest;Individual self-interest;
relationships remain undeveloped;relationships remain undeveloped;
shy and hesitating to give and receiveshy and hesitating to give and receive
learning pace is relatively slower;learning pace is relatively slower;
interaction is not extended tointeraction is not extended to
important areas such as PD & Soft Skills;important areas such as PD & Soft Skills;
pride / jealousy get encouraged,pride / jealousy get encouraged,
distancing the students.distancing the students.
Individual orientation gets backseat;
relationships begin to develop;
giving and receiving feedback
becomes easy and natural;
learning pace becomes faster;
besides curricular, many other important aspects,
particularly PD & Soft skills
get properly focused;
a sense of cooperation, trust, mutual interest &
learning orientation get encouraged;
adjustment processes are better appreciated;
Team skills, Leadership qualities
begin to get recognized;
better appreciation of mutual dependency;
overall development, in a substantial manner and to a
becomes a distinct possibility.
Students begin to identifyStudents begin to identify
their strengths and gifts,their strengths and gifts,
along with weaknesses, if any,along with weaknesses, if any,
start recognizing the available opportunitiesstart recognizing the available opportunities
much better,much better,
compare the same with what others have,compare the same with what others have,
and more particularlyand more particularly
with what is expected of them,with what is expected of them,
learn from others and be willinglearn from others and be willing
to allow others to learn from them ~to allow others to learn from them ~
relationship building occurs asrelationship building occurs as
improved connections are made.improved connections are made.
What ARE the core skills thatWhat ARE the core skills that
Professional education should foster?Professional education should foster?
Intellectual Skills, such as critical and
analysis, synthesis, problem solving, judgment,
decision making, examine values in decisions
influence others, participate in groups and teams,
and lead in diverse settings and cultures through
Communication skills,Communication skills, in all its facets ~
written, oral, presentation, reading, listening,
appropriate body language
What and how much
in any situation depends
prior knowledge and experience
Attitude towards Learning
• Amplification of Input Principle
~ For a little input, learners get
a lot of output.
• Probing Principle
~ Learning is a cycle of probing the world
reflecting in and on this action and, on
forming an hypothesis;
re-probing the world to test this
hypothesis; and then
accepting or rethinking the hypothesis.
“Never doubt that a small
group of committed people
can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing
that ever has.”