Education 4.0 | Chaitanya Chinchlikar | TEDxYouth@MBISMalad

Education 4.0 | Chaitanya Chinchlikar | TEDxYouth@MBISMalad

Evolution of Education

  • Education has progressed through various eras: Medieval Age, Industrial Age, Information Age, and now the Intelligent and Immersive Age.
  • Education 1.0 prioritized quality with personalized teaching but was limited to the elite.
  • Education 2.0 adopted a one-to-many broadcast model, sacrificing personalization for quantity to meet the demands of the Industrial Age.
  • Education 3.0 introduced soft skills and flipped classrooms, but most of the curriculum remains memory-based.
  • Education 4.0 emphasizes hybrid personalized and blended learning tailored to individual abilities and inclinations.

Education 4.0: Key Features

  • Teachers should transition from being primary sources of information to mentors, guides, and analysis developers.
  • An open-source repository of regularly updated information should be created by industry experts, teachers, and students.
  • Teachers should possess diverse skill sets to impart knowledge, skills, and a visionary perspective to students.
  • Continuous assessment based on real-world application should replace annual or semiannual testing.
  • Sandwich education, combining classroom learning with practical real-world experience, is essential.

Education 4.0: Institutional Goals

  • Institutional goals should focus on employment, entrepreneurship, and research, recognizing that only a small percentage of the population will excel in research.
  • The current education system is not preparing students for the future job market, as evidenced by the emergence of new in-demand jobs that did not exist a decade ago.

Importance of Creative Thinking

  • Artificial intelligence is replacing jobs that require basic analytical thinking skills, necessitating the development of creative thinking skills in humans.
  • Creativity is not limited to specific industries but is a versatile way of thinking applicable to any field.
  • The current education system in India overemphasizes science and math, neglecting creative subjects, despite India's significant soft power weapons of yoga, food, and films.
  • The goal is to integrate creative thinking into the entire education system, from primary to higher education.

Curriculum Reform for Education 4.0

  • The current curriculum needs a complete overhaul to prepare students for Education 4.0.

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