We, at Indus, believe that the most sustainable way to pay back to society is through quality education. We envisioned a school in which students will take the lead in changing Indian society for the better; acting locally but thinking globally. We understand that until students have given back locally to their society, they will not be able to contribute effectively to wider global issues or become global citizens and the only way to make it happen is by providing them with a sound education system.
In the educational domain, the quality of teachers is a critical factor in an institution’s success. ITARI has been setup as a faculty-training institute, to support the educational industry and indus institutions. ITARI was inaugurated on 1st Dec 2009, by Mr. Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco, California, U.S.A
Critical Thinking in the Age of AI
Critical thinking is on the decline since the 1990s and is adversely affecting the ability to innovate. According to Marshall McLuhan, the renowned Canadian media guru, you develop the characteristics of the medium you use the most. Therefore, those who use the plasma screen too often – it is on average 7 hours a day, you develop its characteristics. These are: lack of focus, depth and reflection – the distractive html mind. Unlike scrolling and skimming, print pages create comprehension, deep focus and the ability to reflect – the foundation of critical thinking.
To add to our plasma-misery, we have outsourced our thinking to search engines and ChatGPT 4. To revive our critical thinking skills, the following checklist is recommended on how to use search engines and ChatGPT4.