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How to Enhance Learning Through Creativity

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Prof. Manish Jain

Manish Jain is an Associate Teaching Professor as well as the Principal Coordinator of the Center for Creative Learning (CCL) at IIT Gandhinagar.

Manish spends most of his time investigating the science behind simple toys, and is passionate about sharing his insights and excitement with people.

Before founding CCL, Manish spent 19 years in the area of Chip Design at Synopsys, serving as a Director of R&D and a Scientist, leading the Low Power Simulation efforts, for which he has 5 U.S. patents.

Manish also worked at IUCAA’s Science Centre in Pune, with Padma Shri Arvind Gupta.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and completed a few courses at Stanford University.

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Show Notes

On Early Days and Childhood (00:02:19)

On Claude Shannon, Information Theory, and his Life (00:05:48)

Manish realising that he no longer wants to work for a Corporation (00:08:38)

On Pi (00:09:56)

On Education Systems robbing Children of their Sense of Wonder (00:12:18)

On Teacher Training as the Road to Educational Transformation (00:19:10)

On the Khichidi Theory of Education (00:21:53)

The Teacher Training Workshop at CLI-IIT Gandhinagar (00:24:19)

On Vaccine Ethics and the Purpose of Science (00:29:00)

On Integrating Joy in the Teacher’s Experience (00:30:00)

On the Need for Pride in the Teaching Profession (00:30:52)

Understanding the Principles that drive the Teacher Training Workshop (00:34:53)

The Three Benchmarks of the Teacher Training Workshop (00:38:27)

Using the Three Benchmarks to Explain the Concept of a Parabola (00:41:13)

Understanding the Definition-Application Gap (00:44:39)

The 2012 PISA Results and Meeting Arvind Gupta (00:46:37)

Why Joy is integral to Communicating Core Learning Concepts (00:54:38)

On the Biggest Problem in Education Today (00:55:45)

Measure the Learning Impact of Participants who were a part of the Teacher Training Workshop (00:58:55)

On How to Bring About a Learning Revolution at Scale (01:02:53)

How the Education System builds an Economy of Fear (01:06:38)

On the Relationship between Excessive Work and Consumer Culture (01:08:08)

On the Origins and Development of the Center for Creative Learning at IIT Gandhinagar (01:15:02)

Advice Manish would give himself looking back at his Journey so far (01:21:22)

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How to Enhance Learning Through Creativity

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