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Open Educational Resource – MIT’s OpenCourseWare

April 19, 2007

You can accomplish anything in the life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit”. – Harry S. Truman

What is MIT OCW?

MIT OCW :

  • Is a publication of MIT course materials
  • Does not require any registration
  • Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
  • Does not provide access to MIT faculty

Learn more about MIT OCW… 

MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from MIT’s undergraduate- and graduate-level courses online, free and openly available to anyone, anywhere, by the year 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare can be considered a large-scale, web-based publication of MIT course materials.

MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative funded jointly by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon FoundationMIT, and generous support of the Ab Initio software company.

MIT OCW’s goals are to:

  • Provide free, searchable access to MIT’s course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
  • Extend the reach and impact of MIT OCW and the “opencourseware” concept.

Curriculum Guide – In the interest of improving the MIT OCW user experience, we offer a guide to MIT’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Video Guide – MIT OCW offers access to a small selection of complete video and audio lectures. Read more about our approach to video and audio and see the entire list of complete video or audio series.

Supplementary Resources – MIT OCW offers a collection of additional resources that apply to more than one MIT course, or in some cases, entire MIT departments. Various MIT faculty are openly sharing these resources as a service to MIT OCW users.

Learn More at …. MIT OCW at Wiki. 

Reference: http://ocw.mit.edu 

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child”. – Gearge Bernard Shaw

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—-||||||Effective Quotations by Great Thinker||||||—-

Gearge Bernard ShawMahatma Gandhi Swami Vivekananda

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e-Learning (8 C’s ) – Shiksha : Education Equity through technology tools

March 12, 2007

“The illerate of the 21 century will not to be those who can not read and write but those who can not learn, unlearn & relearn”- Alvin Toffler  

Dear Friends,  This is a very nice e-Learning Model for facilitating education through technology tool with synergetic efforts of all stakeholders.    CII-Shiksha has created an 8 component model to deliver the program and to ensure a meaningful impact on the teaching-learning process in the schools.The schools put in their efforts by way of three components which are Computers, Connectivity and Commitment. CII-Shiksha provides Content , Coaching and Communication  components – Creativity and Collaboration. components to the program. The outcome of the mutual contribution are the two. 

Pillars of e- Learning 8 Component Model:

  1. Creativity
  2. Communication
  3. Collaborations
  4. Commitment
  5. Computers
  6. Connectivity
  7. Contents
  8. Coaching

Program Details: http://shikshaindia.org/details.html

CII-Shiksha Motto-Five all’s: 

  • Covering all – catering to all categories of academic institutes
  • Open to all – sharing of source code
  • All states
  • All Languages
  • All subjects

 Objective of Shiksha India:

·      To equip schools with Shiksha platform comprising of Content, Coaching and Communication.

·      To develop a network of like minded partners (organisations, institutes and individuals) and facilitate to bring in their expertise to the Shiksha schools, in terms of manpower, resources, projects/programs, etc.

·      To develop a network of schools and provide with a platform to combine their efforts and reach common identified goals without efforts being  duplicated and resources being  wasted.

·      To provide a forum for students and teachers across the country to collaborate, share and showcase their creativity.

·      To  network with other similar initiative and provide special synergies for the schools in the Shiksha network

Source: http://shikshaindia.org/index.html

Ajay Singh Niranjan Email: ajay_uor (at) yahoo (dot) com

********************************************** Knowledge and ignorance are the two unborn ones. One is the ruler and the other, the ruled. Apart from these two, there is another who is also unborn and who is connected with the enjoyer and his enjoyment. And then there is the infinite self, the universal form, who is non-doer. When one knows this triad, one has known Brahman (cosmic consciousness).”- Upanishad

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 Gearge Bernard Shaw:::Mahatma Gandhi ::: Swami VivekanandaPeter F. Drucker :::Warren Bennis ::: Jack Welch

i Watch – Education First – Transforming India

March 12, 2007

Dear Friends,

I am happy to share that the book of i watch: Transforming India” 2007 edition has been formulated  in a very concrete, simple and concise manner by a team of intellectuals through extensive research work in these focused areas .This book is available in 13 indian languages.  

Focus of ” i watch -Transforming India”:  

Human Resource , Education & Training: Holistic human development , education matrix of India, primary education & 100% functional literacy , Vocational education & training-the real winner for India, Advantage of enterprise skill development  & vocational education.

Employment Generation: HRD-Employment & Unemployment, Employment matrix of India, Employment generation thru’ VET, Employment generation through SME’s, Employemnt Generation implementation of VET.   

Economy & Enterprise: The real & virtual India, Poverty line & related data, How to plans for world markets? A chek list, Definition of Small medium enterprise, India must become an international Hub, Important of SMEs. China-India comparison chart, catch me if you can, comparision with selected countries.

Governance & Administration: the India you may not know, Transforming India: Agenda for change, Economic & business reform, Governance & administration of India, Good governance can transfer India into a superpower, Good governance + Effective administration = Zero corruption, World class governance-why & how India must do it.   

Edited, Published and Printed for i Watch by Krishan Khanna.   i Watch – Education 1st , www.wakeupcall.org 

Kindly contact me for complete information & details of i watch-Transformaing India book. 

Ajay Singh Niranjan

i Watch – Education First – Transforming India

Email :  ajay_uor (at) yahoo (dot) com

********************************************** Knowledge and ignorance are the two unborn ones. One is the ruler and the other, the ruled. Apart from these two, there is another who is also unborn and who is connected with the enjoyer and his enjoyment. And then there is the infinite self, the universal form, who is non-doer. When one knows this triad, one has known Brahman (cosmic consciousness).”- Upanishad

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~Ajay Singh Niranjan ~   

Holistic Development – [ Integrate : SQ + EQ + IQ + PQ = True Knowledge]

March 4, 2007

Holistic Development – [ Integrate: SQ + EQ + IQ + PQ = True Knowledge ]

  A beautiful insight about PQ, IQ, EQ and SQ by Prof. Stephan R. Covey

Physical Intelligence: Wise nutrition, Consistence balance exercises Proper rest, relaxation, stress management and preventing. 

 Mental intelligent: Continuous, systematic, disciplined study and education Cultivation of self awareness, learning by teaching and doing. 

Emotional intelligent: Self awareness, Personal motivation, Self regulation, Empathy, Social skill.

Spiritual Intelligence: Integrity ( Character building ) ,Meaning ( Purpose of life ),Voice( Self Enlightenment and motivate to other )  .

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~© Ajay Singh Niranjan

Five focus areas of the knowledge paradigm: NKC

March 1, 2007

 Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high …– Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

The National Knowledge Commission is a high-level advisory body to the Prime Minister of India, with the objective of transforming India into a knowledge society.

The overarching aim of the National Knowledge Commission is to enable the development of a vibrant knowledge based society. This entails both a radical improvement in existing systems of knowledge, and creating avenues for generating new forms of knowledge.Greater participation and more equitable access to knowledge across all sections of society are of vital importance in achieving these goals.In view of the above, the NKC seeks to develop appropriate institutional frameworks to:

  • Strengthen the education system, promote domestic research and innovation, facilitate knowledge application in sectors like health, agriculture, and industry.
  • Leverage information and communication technologies to enhance governance and improve connectivity.
  • Devise mechanisms for exchange and interaction between knowledge systems in the global arena.

It covers sectors ranging from education to e-governance in the five focus areas of the knowledge paradigm:

Kindly download these beautiful papers : Full Report  

All chapters

Access-Concepts-Creation-Applications-services

Access : Literacy,Language,Translation,Libraries Networks, Portals

Concepts: School Education ,Vocational Education, Higher Education, Medical Education ,Legal Education, Management Education, Engineering Education, Open and Distance Education

Creation : Science and Technology,Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs),Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Application: Traditional Knowledge ,Agriculture 

Services: e-Governance 

Resources

E-Governance, Traditional Knowledge, Agriculture, Rural Sector and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, Higher Education, Literacy

Reference: –

Report : http://knowledgecommission.gov.in/report2006/default.asp

Focus Areas: http://knowledgecommission.gov.in/focus/default.asp

Resources : http://knowledgecommission.gov.in/resources/default.asp

********************************************** Knowledge and ignorance are the two unborn ones. One is the ruler and the other, the ruled. Apart from these two, there is another who is also unborn and who is connected with the enjoyer and his enjoyment. And then there is the infinite self, the universal form, who is non-doer. When one knows this triad, one has known Brahman (cosmic consciousness).”- Upanishad

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~Ajay Singh Niranjan ~

A True Vision for India (Vision 2020 – Planning commission)

February 4, 2007

Kindly Download: planningcommission.nic.in/plans/planrel/pl_vsn2020.pdf

In formulating our vision of the future India, it is important to see beyond the limits of the immediate past to rediscover the greatness that is India. Although the present Republic of
India is a young developing nation, our people have a rich and illustrious history as one of the longest living civilizations in the world.

In 1835,even the British historian and politician,Lord Macaulay,Admitted before the British Parliament: “I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief.  Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, and people of such caliber… the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage…..”   Thus, it would be wrong to state that in 1947 India started to construct a modern nation from scratch. Rather, it began the process of rediscovering its rich cultural and spiritual values that had formed the foundation of India in the past. It is on this foundation that We seek to formulate our vision of India 2020.

It is indeed a challenge to formulate a cohesive vision for
India in 2020. Therefore, we thought it appropriate to seek inspiration from one who had a clear vision and possessed the gift to articulate it in a manner that has inspired the hearts and minds of countless Indians. The vision articulated by Rabindranath Tagore is all encompassing in every sense.  In Annexure I, we identify eight components of the vision reflected in the following poem and attempt to translate them in operational terms for India Vision 2020.

Rabindranath Tagore’s Vision

Where the mind is without fear and the head is heldhigh.

Where knowledge is free.

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls.

Where words come out from the depth of truth.

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection.

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit.

Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening thought and action.Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

The vision articulated by Rabindranath Tag ore is all encompassing in every sense.  It has laid down what he considered to be the basic constituents of the “heaven of freedom”. We can identify eight components of this vision reflected in the poem quoted earlier, which we can attempt to translate into operational terms for
India’s vision 2020.

Where the mind is without fear – Peace and security, internal as well as external, is the first and most essential foundation for the nation’s future progress. Fearlessness can only be attained when this security extends to cover, over and above our physical safety, our social rights and economic well being, to eliminate all forms of vulnerability and discrimination.

Where the head is held high – Self-respect and self-esteem are the psychological foundations for the development of individuality and individual initiative, which are the means through which the nation builds its strength and fulfils its aspirations. The nation prospers through the development and flowering of all its citizens as individuals. Health, education and employment opportunities for all, and awareness of our rich spiritual and cultural heritage are the essential bases for fostering self-respect and self-esteem. 

Where knowledge is free – Development takes place when people become aware of opportunities for advancement and acquire the knowledge needed to convert those opportunities into practical accomplishments. Knowledge in the form of education, technology and access to a wide range of information is a catalyst for individual and social progress. The free flow of knowledge is the basis for a free and prosperous society.

 

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls – The spirit of globalization which is rapidly reshaping the world today cannot be better expressed. The accelerated flow and exchange of trade, capital, technology, information and people will create unprecedented opportunities for the progress and prosperity of all countries that can transcend the narrow confines of national boundaries.
India can however realize its full potential in the wider world only when it is internally united, surmounting all the centrifugal forces that overlook our common heritage and accentuate our differences.

Where words come out from the depth of truth — Integrity, honesty and trustworthiness are the essential foundations for a successful democracy and a prosperous society. Both good governance and commercial success demand rigorous standards of transparency, accountability and reliability in word and action.

 

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection – Prosperity is the result of, productivity and efficiency which require the highest level of productive skills, technological excellence and human effort.

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit – Nations develop by choosing the best the future has to offer, while being willing to discard outmoded ideas and behaviors that retard future progress and even threaten to undermine the country’s unity and strength.

 

Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening thought and action – Education, innovation and creativity are the ultimate driving forces for the continuous advancement of scientific knowledge and material accomplishment.

These threads from. Rabindranath’s poem is the vital strands from which a fulfilling vision of India 2020 can be woven.

NODAL POINTS OF INDIAN PROSPERITY: 1. PEACE, SECURITY & NATIONAL UNITY – Physical security both from external and internal threats—strong national defense, domestic law enforcement and social harmony.

2. FOOD & NUTRITIONAL SECURITY – A vibrant, highly productive commercial farm sector that can ensure food & nutritional security, generate employment opportunities, stimulate industrialization, and produce renewable energy from biomass and fuel crops.

3. JOBS FOR ALL – A constitutional commitment to ensure the right of all citizens to a sustainable livelihood that will provide them with the purchasing power needed to freely cast their economic votes in the market place.

 

4. KNOWLEDGE – 100 per cent literacy & school education, and vocational training for all new entrants to the workforce, to equip youth with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in an increasingly competitive world: adult education programmes to compensate working age school drop-outs for the lack of education, and continued investment in science and technology to improve productivity, quality of life and the environment.

 

5. HEALTH – Expansion of the infrastructure for public health and medical care to ensure health for all.

6. TECHNOLOGY & INFRASTRUCTURE – Continuous expansion of the physical infrastructure for rapid low-cost transportation and communication that is required for rapid economic growth and international competitiveness. Application of computers to improve access to knowledge and information, and increase in the speed, efficiency and convenience of activities in all fields of life. 7. GLOBALISATION – Successful integration of
India with world economy.

 8. GOOD GOVERNANCE – Farsighted and dynamic leadership to maximize national prosperity, individual freedom and social equity through responsive, transparent and accountable administration that removes all the bottlenecks to economic development. 

9. WORK VALUES – Activation of all these nodal points requires firm and determined adherence to high values, including prompt decision-making, disciplined execution, systematic implementation, finely tuned co-ordination, unceasing effort and endurance. In last with theses line.

A Visionary Teacher for Youth- My Hearty Prayer

February 3, 2007

A Visionary Teacher for Youth- My Hearty Prayer  

A well-structured life of a student stabilizes on three strong pillars of knowledgeable concretes that are reinforced by mother, father and teacher. A Visionary Teacher not only supports for designing the vehicle of his life with pure fuel (right virtues) and robust engine (steadfast heart) but also demonstrates different unique paths at which he can easily glorify his uniqueness and creativity as well as he can drive his life very smooth, efficient and effective manner.

I think that A True Guru (a visionary Teacher) teaches students that most of the time in the life: failure, distress, weakness, darkness, loneliness come but It is intelligence (driven by the soul), who decide which is hindrance or stepping stone. If education system integrate all four dimensions – mental intelligence, spiritual intelligence, emotional intelligence, physical intelligence then definitely a beautiful mind can transform all negative element into stepping stone and can neutralize all form of duality very easy manner and can enjoy at both sides.  

O Teacher!
Supercharge us for dare to DREAM
Lead our energy into right DIRECTION
Propel us for right habit of DISCOVERY
Bless us for designing own DESTINY
O Teacher!
Reengineer our vision of life
direct us for purposeful mission
Ignite our beautiful minds
charge our thinking pattern of brains
Spread creativity in our imagination
motivate us for innovative ideas

O Teacher!
When we felt weak in any sense
Bless us, convince that
Weakness is a nice opportunity
Take every opportunity as a challenge
Transform it into a great strength

O Teacher!
When we fell in darkness of life
Guide us, ensure that
Darkness is a space for deep silence
It is a right time of meditation
It is a period of renewal of your whole energy
Transform every darkness into lightness

O Teacher!
When we failed in any field
Bless us, convince that
Success and failure are just events of life
Failure is a nice chance of improvement
Failure is a true message of changing with time
It is a time of redesigns present strategy
and Crust the target by robust strategy

O Teacher!
When we feel loneliness in the life
Guide us, ensure that
Loneliness is a route of internal enquiry.
Internal enquiry is a way of imagination
Imagination is a door of creativity and innovation.

O Teacher!
When we lost any battle
Bless us, convince that
Loosing is a message of restructuring all tactics
Loosing is a chance of reinventing new actions
Winning the battle is not your vision of life
Winning the final war is your ultimate destiny.

O Teacher!
When we looped in the circle of jealousy
Guide us, ensure that
Comparison from other is a wrong habit
Comparison from own self is a right habit
Glorify your uniqueness and creativeness in every time
Manifestation of uniqueness is a path of self-realization.

O Teacher!
When we coiled in the matrix of ego
Bless us, convince that
Ego is very dangerous attributes
It annihilates all acquire virtues
It damages your divine character
Dissolve all egos and transform into self-esteem.

O Teacher!
When we defeated in love
Guide us, ensure that
True Love always wins
Love is driving agent of life
Love is a prayer of god
Love is an image of soul.
Love is a true vision of life
Love is true journey of happiness

– Ajay Singh Niranjan

SWOT MATRIX of INDIA: Analysis of Indian Social- Economic- Political- Technological conditions.

January 31, 2007

Dear Friends,  

There are few questions about our complex & unique system of India. How we can change our system thinking? How we can make a synergetic triangle: Industry-GOI- Institution for co creation of knowledgeable resources for evolution of innovations. 

Root Causes – Why Plans are not execute at the bottom? Constrains – Where are missing link?

Strategy & tactics – What is the action plans? Methods-how these actions plans execute for achieving the end Goal.

Kindly download one page colored framework of SWOT MATRIX of INDIA. URL: syenrgetic-trinangle-industry-government-instituion.docsyenrgetic-trinangle-industry-government-instituion.doc  

SW0T   ANALYSIS:

                  Industry-GOVERNMENT -institution

 STRENGTHS 

  • Highly educated , skilled ,young, capable & dynamic  human resources
  • English speaking & analytical students
  • World class business-social-spiritual –political leader, Professor, scientist, Manager-Doctor-Engineer-Civil servants etc
  • Very rich in  Natural & Living resources
  • Biodiversity & Traditional knowledge base
  • Diversity vs. Ideas-Innovation-Integration
  • Powerful spiritual strength (yoga-Ayurvada-Healing-therapy services)
  • Geographical location (whole markets are shifting toward Asian nations)
  • India Strategic position at various platforms
  • Big democracy, Big market & free media
  • Range of emerging professional champions
  • IT & Software superpower

WEAKNESSES: 

  • Lack of trained & skill work force  
  • Small supply of specialize professional
  • Lack of spirits of entrepreneurship, patriotisms and leadership skill
  • Lack of effective & execution framework
  • Lack of Indian management models
  • Lack of transparency-Trust-Responsibility
  • Lack of learning habits & Team work spirit
  • Fear of sharing knowledge & taking risk
  • Thinking win-lose   lose-win   look-outside
  • Slow absorption of Innovation & change
  • Lack of Indian management models
  • Absence of greater technology impetus
  • Unawareness: Quality-Standardization
  • Lack of Emotional-Spiritual development
  • Rush of getting high marks not Development
  • Blindly respect anything taught by elders

THREATS (Internal & external): 

  • A feeling of unstable government
  • Self centered political leadership
  • Slow & Dysfunctional judiciary and corrupt law enforcers
  • Regulation, protection and restriction
  • Mechanistic -stable-Layered-complex system
  • Corruption, Ignorance & Complacency
  • High competitive & marketing forces
  • To patent Indian intellectual property by outsider (unawareness about own research)
  • Fast change Internet-information technology& new Inventions-Technology-Innovations
  • Diversity vs. Imbalance- clashes
  • Regional-Religion-caste-culture conflicts
  • Migration of all branch to software job
  • Job seeking mind sets, not job creator
  • Unnecessary social pressure on students
  • Excessive rich & powerful mindsets

 OPPORTUNITIES 

  • Big potential market in education Sector & emerging new market Segment in services (create it)   
  • General Agreement of trade on Services
  • Research & Development capability
  • Generate intellectual property
  • Resource Building capacity
  • Competition- cost – Quality service

  • Collaboration : win-win thinking
  • Hybrid solution–balancing & blending
  • Tourism, health sector, food processing
  • Rural economy development & social transformation ( PURA model )
  • Need  modernization of infrastructure , Library and laboratory
  • Internet institute network & e-Library
  • Councilors and student advisors

Key:
India has lots of weakness but this is a space of thinking (new Ideas or new perceptions), understand it as a space of opportunities and transform into strength.  

Note: Please send your suggestions, experiences & questions for improvement of this SWOT MATRIX of India. 

Ajay Singh Niranjan ( ajay_uor@yahoo.com)

Educationalists all over the world are troubled by the question of moral education

January 29, 2007

……And I think the teaching profession is the highest profession in the world. Though one acquires very little money out of it I think it is the greatest thing. Really I do. Really think that. It isn’t just verbal rhetorical assertion. It’s the greatest thing, because in our hands lie the whole future generation”. Krishnamurti

Question: Educationalists all over the world are troubled by the question of moral education. How can education evoke the deeper core of human decency and goodness in oneself and in others?

Kindly join Indian Teachers forum:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/India_Teachers/

-Moderators: Vikas Nagpal (IITD) & Ajay Singh Niranjan (IITR) 

Krishnamurti: The good is not the `respectable’. The respectable man can never know what is good. Most of us are respectable and therefore we do not know what it is to be good. Moral education can only come, not with the cultivation of respectability, but with the awakening of love.

But we do not know what love is. Is love something to be cultivated? Can you learn it in colleges, in schools, from teachers, from technicians, from the following of your gurus? Is devotion love? And if it is, can the man who is respectable, who is devoted, know love? Do you know what I mean by respectability? Respectability is when the mind is cultivating, when the mind is becoming virtuous.

The respectable man is the man who is struggling consciously not to be envious, the man who is following tradition, he who says, `What will people say’? Respectability will obviously never know what Truth is, what good is, because the respectable man is only concerned with himself.

It is love which brings morality. Without love there is no morality. You may be a great man, a moral man; you may be very good; you may not be envious; you may have no ambition; but if you have no love, you are not moral; you are not good, fundamentally, deeply, profoundly.

You may have all the outer trimmings of goodness; but if you have no love in the heart, there can be no moral, ethical being. Is love something to be taught in a school? Please follow all this. What is it that prevents us from loving? – If you can be taught in the school and in the house, to love, how simple it would be, would it not? Many books are written on it. You learn them and you repeat them; and you know all the symptoms of love without having love. Can love be taught? Please, Sirs, this is really an important question; please do follow it. If love cannot be taught, what are the things that are preventing love? The things of the mind, the thoughts, the jealousy, the anguish, the ideas, the pursuits, their suppressions, the motives of the mind – these may be the things that prevent love. And as we have cultivated the mind for several centuries, it may be that the mind is preventing us from loving.

So perhaps the things that you are teaching your children and the things that you are learning be the things which are at the root of the destruction of love; because you are only developing one side – the intellectual side, the so-called technical side – and that is becoming more and more important in an industrial world; other things become less and less valuable, they fade away.

If love can be taught in school through books, shown on the screen in cinemas, then it would be possible to cultivate morality. If morality is a thing of tradition, then it is quite simple; then you condition the student to be moral, to be a Communist, to be a Socialist, to think along a particular line, and say that that line is the good line, the true line; any deviation from it is immoral, ending up in concentration camps.

Is morality something to be taught – which means, can the mind be conditioned to be moral? Or is morality something that springs spontaneously, joyously, creatively? This is only possible when there is love. That love cannot exist when you cultivate your mind which is the very centre of the `me’, the `I’, the thing that is uppermost in most of us day in and day out – the `me’ that is so important, the `I’ that is everlastingly trying to fulfil, trying to be something.

And as long as that `I’ exists, do what you will, all your morality has no meaning; it is merely conformity to a pattern based on security, for your being something some day, so that you can live without any fear. Such a state is not a moral state, it is merely an imitation. The more a society is imitative, following tradition, the more deteriorating it is. It is important to see this, to find out for oneself how the self, the `me’ is perpetuating itself, how the `me’ is everlastingly thinking about virtue and trying to become virtuous and establishing laws of morality for itself and for others.

So the good man who is following the pattern of good is the respectable man; and the respectable man is not the man who knows what love is. Only the man who knows what love is is the moral man.

Source : http://www.krishnamurti-and-education.org

Innovative Teaching: A Look into the Future

January 28, 2007

 Kindly download : download.microsoft.com/download/2/5/9/259f7395-bd6a-45d0-bbe2-cb7cbc3e16a7/InnovativeTeachersReport.pdf

FOCUS: 

  • Highlighting the need of Innovation
  • A New Vision of Education, Schools, and Teachers
  • Leading with Relationships, Rituals, and Research
  • Innovative Leadership, Teaching, and Learning
  • key Issues for Innovative Leadership: Collaboration and Assessment
  • Recommendations for Visionary Leadership
  • Key Issues for Innovative Teaching: Adapting to New Roles, Responsibilities, and Tools
  • Recommendation for Visionary Teaching
  • Key Issues for Learning: Knowing How to Learn

 Dear Friends, 

This is a very insightful Report on the Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum in context of learning. 

In 21 century, “LEARNING” is a key word for success of Individual as well as Organization. “Learning” is more relevant in Indian Context because most of the time copying from outside system provide only a short term solution for any coming problem.

Learning facilitates a better platform at which a range of Innovation can flourish in all types of sub systems.   So try to make System (at all levels) more flexible, open, and adaptable for speedily response to change and harnessing multiple opportunities due to globalization. 

Ajay Singh Niranjan  

 “We are born incompetent and dependent. But we are born with an incredible capacity to learn. Education is the process by which incompetence is translated into competence, dependence into autonomy. This process takes place through learning.” —Eduardo Chaves