'Unlearning-by-Doing' is a play on the classic formulation 'Learning-by-doing' by American pedagogue, John Dewey. Dewey emphasised the role of relevant and practical learning as opposed to passive classroom learning. Unlearning, starts with the central thesis that an individual in a modern nation-state, before they attain the faculties to assess and respond to one's location in … Continue reading What is ‘Unlearning-by-Doing’?
What does it mean to be professional, as an employee? Doing something you are told, on time, of your own initiative without being a nuisance while being open-minded enough to give suggestions when you think the work that was assigned to you had some issues? Another aspect was to learn to "market" or "brand" yourself … Continue reading Professionalism and Careers: What They Don’t Tell You
I have stopped arguing with people online, especially with those who say things which you would not have engaged with in the real world. But recently, I had a conversation with a friend over the social media progressives and rightwing rebuttal through the means of satire. A stream of thoughts followed and I am copying … Continue reading On Social Media ‘Debates’, Intellectualism and the Cyber-Left (Rant-ish)
I have no interest in debates with people who constantly invoke Marx, Lenin, Friedman or Hayek as absolute truths without reflection. While it is useful to read and understand intellectual powerhouses of our past, to blindly follow their musings without context is akin to those who interpret the 'holy books' literally. As much as I … Continue reading Conscientização
I happened to see several articles titled 'Teachers get 80% of education expenditure'. This title is misleading and tries to further cement this fallacious view that public spending on teachers is 'wasteful' and that it should be 'contained'. I've seen several angry tweets by prominent business journalists calling teachers lazy and overpaid. This article thankfully … Continue reading Spending More on Teachers than on Students is Wrong?
1) Build an international financial system with your currency as the reserve.2) A central bank which has the ability to create unlimited amounts of the currency so that it can be lent to your 'strategic partners'.3) When your partners screw up, make sure you invoke your superpower status in a global fund significantly financed by … Continue reading 5 steps to being a Conscientious Superpower