The Changing Dynamics Of Education…
Education has always been impacted by the socio-economic dynamics. With a heavy share of technology in the economic designs of the country, it is no wonder that the extended arms of technology are reaching out to education to redefine its purposes and strategies. The ongoing pace of technological changes has left the field of education awe-struck. Both in terms of the content and competencies required for coping with technology, the world of educators is indeed struggling, though they leave no stone unturned to bridge the gap. In this scenario, the future of education appears quite unpredictable and uncertain, though the fundamentals that define the process and product of education will largely remain the same. However, the psychological implications of such changes on the entire universe of stakeholders – teachers, students, parents and the school leaders – is quite large. The nature of the “Future school setting” is a point of concern that has been addressed in this issue.
Further, the recent advancements in technology, especially the impact of Artificial Intelligence, is indeed quite exciting. The CBSE has already introduced Artificial Intelligence, as one of the subjects in its curriculum. The scope of Artificial intelligence in re-designing the existing technological infrastructure and processes, its impact on the thought architectures in several of the industries, business houses, corporates for newer visions, newer operational strategies and conceptual designs offers an immense opportunity for a workforce in the future. The current issue examines the scope of the impact of Artificial intelligence by a renowned expert and technology leader in education – Dr. M.M. Pant. We acknowledge his contribution.
Sustainable environment and other concerns of climate have always been a matter of discussion at the global level. The need to create appropriate sensitivity among Gen-Y learners on protecting the environment and bringing about changes that would help nature restore its glory has been addressed adequately in this issue.
With the universe of learning expanding, learning through on-line systems, blended learning inputs, flipped classrooms are finding their way as new pedagogies in several schools. While the formal structured classrooms have both a historical and cultural relevance, one cannot ignore the newer interventions to facilitate and empower the younger generation who are getting adequately fascinated to the technologies. Views expressed by authors are indeed gateways of learning to a large number of schools.
“The Progressive School Magazine” has always been on the frontlines to consider, evaluate, address and offer not only opinions, but solutions to several academic and administrative issues in education. In developing this positive work profile, we have always enjoyed the support of Shri Himanshu Gupta, who has led the team with vision, courage and conviction. We are profoundly grateful to him. Shri Sonal Khurana and his editorial team have played a significant role in shaping out the ideas with relevance, purpose and context. I place on record my sincere appreciation to the editorial team for their passionate work.
While we are looking forward to your suggestions and support, we are committed to engage with education more closely and bring you the relevant information from time to time.
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