Individualised education is the new norma: Dr Andrew Ahoto Sema, Livingstone Foundation International

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Due to the rapid advancement of technology, subscription services are being embraced by both educators and students as a continuous form of education. Individualised education is emerging as the new norm as classrooms become more diverse and complex. Dr Andrew Ahoto Sema, Chairman, Livingstone Foundation International shares with Kaanchi Chawla of Elets News Network (ENN). Edited excerpts:

Tell us about your achievements in terms of ‘Innovation in Education’ during the year 2022.

The year 2022 saw a lot of notable achievements:

  • Conceptual learning through the unique platform of Cambridge International Curriculum.
  • One-on-one teaching and learning by reducing the class size whereby a very comfortable teacher-student ratio is maintained.

How futuristic technologies are going to transform education in the year 2023?

  • Learning for life through subscription services: With the speed at which technology is developing, both educators and students are embracing subscription services as a continuous model of education. Another factor is the rise of online learning aggregators that provides traditional coaching programmes as well as accessible learning classes to students to fit education into their schedules, thus making online education the norm.
  • The combination of Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) will have an impact on every aspect of human activity, including education.
  • Personalised learning and gamification: As classrooms become more varied and complicated and as technology becomes more readily available, individualised education is becoming the new standard. Playing educational games while studying introduces an immersive method of information acquisition that keeps students interested in their studies and promotes greater multi modal participation.

What is your mission and vision to impact the paradigm shift in the education arena in the year 2023?

  • To transform schooling at scale and at the necessary pace, we do not just need a radical, alternative vision of what’s possible, but also smart strategies and effective institutions which we envisage to give to our students in the upcoming year and beyond.
  • The challenge is to build on the expertise of our teachers and enlist them in the design of superior policies and practices. A carefully crafted, enabling environment can unleash teachers’ ingenuity and build capacity for change.
  • We can achieve the maximum by providing quality education and the right mix of skills which is essential to prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s world.
  • We also aim to provide inclusive and sustainable growth. In the rapidly-evolving context of big data, Artificial Intelligence, crypto-currencies, and a radically different labour market, we have to ask ourselves the question: how can we, as educators, create the conditions needed for our children to thrive.