TRIZ India Forum Ideal Final Result (IFR)

TRIZ India Forum is a group formed by few TRIZ enthusiastic s from different parts of India, believing a systematic and structured innovation process can help improving India's innovation capability.

So it is there Now! The TRIZ INDIA FORUM has been launched on 1st November 2007. How did it happen? Prakasan created the BLOG and it is now available for all of us to discuss TRIZ and Innovation from and for India. Why India? Why TRIZ only for Innovation?India because we believe India is the world's Innovation Tipping Point now. It is going to create multiple impacts in a decade or so and the Globe will looking at the Innovation Leadership from India, if it is not already looking at it. The simple reason why India works is the inherent complexity of India to absorb and respond to more complexity that the world is creating. India thrives in complexity and thats a fantastic situation to be in.However, India also has problems of being a constrained by many ills. The solutions lies in exploring Innovation systematically. It will only happen through a country wide initiative to take us to the stage where we define the new world that we want to inhabit.We believe that Theory of Inventive Problem Solving - the TRIZ or at least TRIZ Thinking is the vehicle to catapult India into future.We Invite all readers to join in this journey @ TRIZ INDIA FORUM.

Please drop us a mail at trizindiaforum@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of this initiative..

Are we ready to do a TRIZ India Conference in India?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Education as a social initiative

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” said Nelson Mandela. And I totally belive in what he said. So the question that raise with this is - What is education that can change this world?

Here we need to understand that education is nothing to do with literacy. It is not whether you know to read, write and sign on your own. Its beyond all this. Mere reading and writing does not give you the power to change the world. So in this context, education is Thinking. Learning to think and decide whats right and whats wrong. Thinking leads to several other avenues like problem solving, innovation, creativity, knowledge creation among others. This education does not come by merely attending schools and passing exams. Experience is what gives this education. Contextual thinking gives this education.



So, how can we bring in this type of education in our day-to-day routine learning? I feel that all this should happen at grass root level, at child level. We must encourage the child to think and ask constantly what, when, where, why, who and how. By hearting the answers from a text book and pass the exam can never give way to thinking. A mere classroom education will not stimulate thinking process in the child. Hence we must make an initiative where community at large participate in the regular school system and talk to children and explain contexts and ask them to think on how or what could be done at this situation.

Thatz it for now. Will continue later...

2 comments:

Subbaramu said...

This is perfect. Mere passing in exams and completing higher education does not allow us to imbibe values. We have seen many people who are highly resepected in the soceity also following practices and values not even known by highly educated.

navneet said...

Experience Design is the new field that teachers should start. I believe how to design multiple experiences where kids learn withour any pre-learning agenda can be the possible way. The challenges in desgining such experiences is that we typically want to embed some message as a learning - Well thats when the experience reduces to very low value and actually becomes boring for the kids!