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Collaborative Learning Model

85% of a teacher’s time is spent in routine tasks: preparation and delivery of content (4 out of 7 periods a day), formative and summative assessments, house-keeping and record-keeping chores. As a result, she finds it a challenge to spend quality time and personalize learning; to teach the child, and not just the subject. After all, that is her primary role.

We intend to introduce teacher-robots in the near future; they will make the teacher more relevant than what they are today. This will be marked by complementary between human teachers and robots as shown below:


Indus Training And Research Institute

ITARI is the first training institute in India to offer postgraduate level, professional teacher certification programmes in International Education, exclusively customised to meet the requirement of international and progressive schools. Our higher education programmes are offered in affiliation with reputed British Universities and are recognised in 140 countries. All our postgraduate courses meet high academic standards with a focus on practice-teaching, mentoring, and professional competencies equivalent to the National Teachers Standards stipulated in England.

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Lieutenant General Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM (Retd.) Chief Executive Officer
Indus Trust

Dear Friends,

What Machines Cannot Teach

The 4th Industrial Age has arrived.

AI will render millions of jobs obsolete, and many will not have the skills for new jobs. Need to reimagine school education. Two-thirds of today’s primary children will be required to take up jobs that don’t exist today.

Today’s teaching is focused on content knowledge and not on application and innovation. If schools continue teaching the way they have been doing for the past 200 years, children have a bleak future. The machines will take over! They will have no economic value, and will be consigned to the useless class, or worst, biological waste.

New knowledge must focus more on what what machines cannot teach. Machines are good in knowledge; human beings are good in wisdom. Therefore, the ‘soft’ curriculum should aim at achieving wisdom, innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset, comprising:

  • Wisdom
  • Value
  • Believing in beliefs
  • Independent thinking
  • Team work or collaboration
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Growth mindset
  • Research mindedness and skills
  • How to access credible information
  • Art, music and sports

This is what Indus will endeavour.

With warm regards,

The 4th Industrial Age has arrived. The changes in the next five years will be more than what we have experienced in the past 5,000 years. Such will be the awesome rate of change and acceleration.

  • AI, automation, and new learning technologies will dominate every aspect of our life, our work, our genes, our biochemicals, our attitudes, and our beliefs. 40% of today’s jobs will become obsolete by 2030. Another 40% will undergo major changes in roles, responsibilities, and expectations.
  • Knowledge obsolescence will be rapid, and we will experience the diminishing importance of formal education.

Lifelong learning and reskilling will be a master competency to survive and flourish in the 21st century. Therefore, ‘Learning How to Learn’ will be the # 1 pedagogy in the 21st century, a shift from a training culture to a learning culture. This will be our New Year resolution.

Warm regards,