Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The World is Changing. And our schools?

The world is rapidly changing. Yet in our classrooms, our textbooks and curricula are still living in the past – with knowledge that is 20-25 years old. But the child studying in the classroom today will live in the world of tomorrow. Do you remember how the world looked like 25 years ago? Before Google, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Internet, computers and smartphones? There is so much around us today that was simply unimaginable 25 years ago. And this holds true for the future as well. We can’t imagine what the world will be like in the next 25 years. But we do know it is a challenge that we have to prepare today’s children for that unknown future.

It’s not just that the technology is changing rapidly. The definition of success too is changing.

Around 10 years ago I read in Forbes magazine that the person who would become the most successful person 25 years from now hasn’t even been born yet. And the profession he will choose and the work that he’ll do to become the world’s most successful person doesn’t even exist yet. This is true. The founders of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Oyo, Flipkart, Paytm, LinkedIn, Amazon, WhatsApp and other revolutionary creations were all aged around 25 years. But 20 years ago who would have believed that Twitter, Facebook and Amazon would lead to an Information Revolution and transform the way the world conducts its business?

2 comments:

  1. Sir, What you have done to improve DSSSB. We residents of Delhi also want Govt job



    I have approached many times and also mailed to all Delhi Ministers but no gain. I have filled a vacancy of post code 15/12 through DSSSB in 2012. Its first tier exam was conducted in 2015 and result came in 2016 and now I am just waiting for 2nd tier exam. I filled grievance against it at Delhi govt site and also written to PM but no improvement I found. Now DSSSB released a fresh notification on its website for a exam of some another post that was notified in 2007. It is taking exam after 10 years and I think it will give result next 10 years, then what will be the carrier of candidates anyone can easily guess.

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  2. Sir, What you have done to improve DSSSB. We residents of Delhi also want Govt job



    I have approached many times and also mailed to all Delhi Ministers but no gain. I have filled a vacancy of post code 15/12 through DSSSB in 2012. Its first tier exam was conducted in 2015 and result came in 2016 and now I am just waiting for 2nd tier exam. I filled grievance against it at Delhi govt site and also written to PM but no improvement I found. Now DSSSB released a fresh notification on its website for a exam of some another post that was notified in 2007. It is taking exam after 10 years and I think it will give result next 10 years, then what will be the carrier of candidates anyone can easily guess.

    ReplyDelete