Have you ever thought what it takes to be a great learner and how can you get there. A very simple technique called “Mind Mapping” and “Mind Challenging” techniques can get you there. Having practiced myself, this technique has become so handy and useful to me that I use it all the time. Today, teachers and Schools are moving away from rote learning towards more skill-based knowledge. In this information age, we have vast amount of data available at our finger tips and mind can only process limited amount of data. Schools, teachers and parents all expect the children to be Master of all trades. Is it really possible to achieve with our limited mind in a given timeframe. Certainly not. So, what is the best possible alternative which can really makes us a knowledgeable and skilled person as we grow up in our educational pursuit. wisdom. It is not just about what you know, but rather how you know it, and what you are planning to do with that data. By presenting students with deeper-level questions and instant access to large amount of data and information, teachers are able to encourage children to become inquisitive problem-solvers and innovators. Teachers also need to be sensitive about the student’s ability to absorb, synthesize and process the data.
“Mind Mapping” and “Mind Challenging” techniques are all about the absorption, synthesizing and analysis of the data. A very simple technique is to provide the students only with half of the information and let them figure out the rest. The technique also involves giving them some paragraph with blank fields and information’s and letting them fill in the rest of the information’s. Correlating some events with numbers, data and figures can create a map in the student’s mind which they can use to remember various information’s and events in their life. The future of education is set to become even more personalized, mobile and hands-on. Digital transformation such as Mobile and cloud technologies have invaded every area of life and work. While digital transformation comes with many benefits, it also presents schools with a challenge: how can we foster a love of books in an increasingly digital age? To tackle the challenge, some schools have begun rethinking their libraries as open spaces, or learning hubs conducive to rest, independent learning and creativity. The future is wide and open canvass on which students with the help of teachers, parents, tools and technologies are going to write their own textbook and create their own knowledge repository and use their mind to gather, analyze and produce valuable output e.g. products and services in this knowledge world.