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Sandy Hooda

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Recently, as a panelist at a webinar, the host asked me what I thought about the ‘movie we all are watching’. By the term ‘movie’ he meant the COVID-19 the entire world is witnessing.   I reflected on his question and intuitively responded that COVID-19 is probably only a trailer. The real ‘movies’ that the world [Read More...]
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According to the United Nations, nearly half the world’s workforce may be jobless due to the COVID-19 crisis. According to AI expert Kai Fu Lee, automation may replace 40% of the world’s jobs in 15 years.  Today most of the world’s knowledge is free, and in our handphone. On Aug 28, 2020 Elon Musk’s new [Read More...]
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digital-literacy
The definition of literacy has evolved. In the past, someone who could read and write was considered to be a literate person. We now live in a world that is both enhanced and burdened by technological advancements. Digital media is now an integral part of our lives. The ability to read and write remains essential [Read More...]
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stem
Of late there has been an increase in the emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning at the school level. Traditionally these subjects, as a group, were not considered to be mainstream subjects. Teaching and learning of STEM were confined largely to high school students. The surge in the push for STEM learning [Read More...]
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Why should Amazon’s market cap be more than 100 times that of Flipkart? Why does the US stock market constitute 55% of the World’s stock market cap and India only 1%? Can we change all this if we reinvent India’s education? Can our children join ranks with the world’s greatest innovators?
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skills
As educators and parents, we are striving to prepare our children for the ‘real world’. A world that exists beyond the comfort of our homes and the walls of the classrooms. While we are ensuring children learn how to read, write, memorize, count and calculate we are overlooking a large blind spot. In the not [Read More...]
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As we reflect on 2019 and usher in 2020, I am sharing some of the highlights of the year gone by and the year coming up. It is a privilege to work with all my team members at Vega Schools, undoubtedly the most talented and committed people I’ve ever worked with. A big toast to [Read More...]
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A child should not feel like its an effort to go to school every day. Learning should be fun and not limited to merely curriculum content. Teaching children how to be imaginative in dealing with complex problems is necessary in order to make them successful and relevant for the workforce of the future. Let’s all [Read More...]
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Children are active participants and not just passive receivers in the educational process. In a traditional classroom setup, children are considered as vessels to be filled with knowledge. Problem Based Learning a.k.a. PBL is the optimal educational pedagogy for the 21st century. Today’s generation of PBL learners is tomorrow’s change-makers in their countries as well [Read More...]
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College-dropouts-in-India
What do Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Ralph Lauren, Larry Page, Larry Elison and Steve Jobs have in common? Apart from the fact that they are creative geniuses and successful founders of billion-dollar companies, they are also college dropouts. Similarly in India, we have a list of incredibly successful entrepreneurs who don’t have any [Read More...]
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