Dr. Sumer Bahadur Singh, Advisor & Mentor, SAI International Residential School, delivered an insightful talk on 21st Century Learning Skills for the students of Class VIII, IX & XI at SAI International School on December 2, 2022. The talk shed some light on the present state of education and & the importance of value-based & meaningful education. He enlightened the students about the shift from teaching to learning in the present scenario and how teachers are sheerly facilitators who assist the students in active learning. He talked about how education is a broader term & encompasses way more than just academics, & also involves behavioural patterns, mannerisms of an individual & much more.
“As a 21st Century learner, you need to be more accountable for yourself & make imperative decisions by being immensely self-aware. Recent trends in modern education have seen a shift towards developing a range of 21st century learning skills in students. These skills include critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity, among others. All of these are essential tools necessary to help students succeed in our current economy and the real world. With the rise of new technologies, it is important that students develop these skills so that they can be equipped with the knowledge and abilities to navigate their world with confidence.’’ said Dr. Sumer Singh while addressing the students on this occasion. He strongly emphasized on the vision that Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder Chairman, SAI International Education Group, had towards the teaching & learning processes, pedagogy & the 21st century learning skills, to change the face of education in Odisha.