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Mantra of 21st century? Learn, unlearn and relearn

At a workshop, Mr. Gavin McCormack, Co-Founder of Upschool.co and Apeejay educators discuss about new skills of the future

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In the 21st century, it’s only relevant to match the pace of time and age. Those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn today are the ones who are still living in the dark ages. Investing in education and providing skills of the 21st century to students have become fundamental components to continued growth and prosperity.

Engaging in this noble cause, Co-Founder of Upschool.co, Mr. Gavin McCormack held a workshop in Dwarka to spread the magic of education. Recently, educators from Apeejay, Rhythms Kinderworld, Greater Kailash-II also partnered with his efforts and engaged in a 10 week-long programme to enhance the quality of education globally.

The mission of the programme has been to bring an impact through small changes. It was organised in stages so that the children could discover their place in the world, collaborate to persuade the community and change the way they live to make the world a better place. Children from all around the world were invited to sessions of 17 keynote speakers to share their ideas. The task was to develop their skills.

Headmistress of Apeejay, Rhythms, Ms. Komal Nathani and school’s educator, Ms. Aditi Davar attended his recent workshop. During the event, he aimed to create engaged thinkers, develop entrepreneurial spirit and prepare ethical citizens. He emphasised on points such as collaboration and leadership, critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, social responsibility and cultural global and environmental awareness, communication, digital literacy, lifelong-learning, self-direction and personal management.

During the workshop, he appreciated the efforts by Rhythms in joining hands with its community of parents and children. He further urged the gathering to contribute towards the knowledge pool of the upcoming generation.

The workshop ended with a question and answer round where Mr. McCormack took up queries of the educators. He closed the event by thanking everyone for taking out time and lending a hand to bring change in the education system.

“The purpose of education is to make us good human beings. Students need both content knowledge and skills to apply and transform their ideas for useful and creative purposes and to keep learning throughout their lives.”

-MS. KOMAL NATHANI, HEADMISTRESS, APEEJAY RHYTHMS KINDERWORLD, GREATER KAILASH-II 

Mrini Devnani is a Senior Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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