By Jeroen van Been, Director of Sales MEA

 

What is the best way to keep a classroom full of students engaged? In an age of digital distractions, how do you stimulate curiosity and passion for the subject?

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 06:56

Kalebr: Growing up fast in the age of technology

Words by Aaditya Tangri, CEO, Kalebr

 

Dubai, UAE -- Hold on, the alphabet ends after Z. What comes next? The answer is emerging. Futurist, demographer and TEDx speaker Mark McCrindle is leading the campaign to call anyone born after 2010 a part of "Generation Alpha". This generation is growing up in a world where every aspect of their communication, entertainment, social activities, private and school lives is entwined with technology. Members of this generation are the so-called “digital natives,” who have grown up with information technology and social media, and to whom the smartphone feels natural and easily accessible. By contrast, their parents and grandparents, even if they may possess and use the same technology, will never have the same relationship with it. These massive technological changes, among others, make this generation the most transformative ever.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 13:34

Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning at Home

Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon

 

There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates.

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Words by Aaditya Tangri, Co-Founder & CEO of Kalebr Americas and Founder of STEAMathalon

 

Imagine a space where the lines between a classroom, the real world, who the teacher is, when one learns, how one learns and whom one learns from are being redefined. The age-old adage that it takes a village to raise a child has taken a new meaning, the world must now prepare the learners of the future. Education must now be guided by real-world interests, exploration, curiosity and experimentation. It should be a space where learners work together to answer questions that are relevant and fascinating to them and celebrate their discoveries. Learning for the future must be based on skills and values, far beyond the limitations of “today's” testable knowledge, and evaluated by application rather than generic tests.  Further, the happiness of learners and their overall well-being is essential to nurture and grow human capital for sustainable growth, we must not only instil ideas such as a growth mindset, design thinking and positive education but actively engage learners throughout. Isn’t this, by definition, play?

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:28

Radio and Education: Where is the link?

Since its invention in 1895, radio has presented opportunities galore.
It did not just stop at sharing information or playing music but has transformed into a medium of effective communication for people all over the world. 

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By Hani Asfour

 

Imagine a world where you wake up in the morning, and instead of climbing into your car and battling your way through the traffic, you find your office parked in your driveway. You run your meeting as your office self-drives you and your team to your next destination as you brainstorm the smart virtual interface ‘must have’ of the month. Your neighbor on the other hand designs health monitoring clothing, while their partner is Chief Drone Coordinator for a major retailer. This could well be how the next generation will work in the future, undertaking daily jobs that we haven’t even imagined.

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