The WhatIfs explored in this book cut across various dimensions of the traditional system. How do we structure time better to allow reflection, personalize learning, and pay personal attention? How do we structure groups so that they are porous or permeable and open to ideas, and interactions, emergent and collaborative, reflective of the abilities and... Continue Reading →

Dr. Vasudha Kamat

Baxi has assembled a set of wonderful and seriously educative narratives through 12 reflective scenarios which are a response to simple looking but very difficult challenges to the education system itself. I am sure every concerned 'teacher' must be thinking of these questions. WhatIfEDU explores ideas, research, development, experiments and efforts to make the whole... Continue Reading →

Prof. M M Pant

WhatifEDU is a refreshing and timely work that stimulates the reader to rethink the present system of education. As we prepare for the 4th Industrial Age powered by computers that can learn, this is urgent. Many of the vestiges of a system designed for the previous Industrial Age have to be given up in our... Continue Reading →

Anuradha Rai

A brilliant and thought provoking book that manages to start a conversation about the Holy Grail - our education system. Baxi raises pertinent questions regarding the traditional approaches and makes a strong case for providing an ecosystem that is evolving and relevant and that embraces diversity and creativity and acknowledges individual strengths and perspectives. With... Continue Reading →

Manish Upadhyay

WhatIfEDU is an excellent compilation of all the discussions, dialogues and tweets initiated and moderated by Baxi over the last couple of years. The "what if" questions are very relevant and so is the commentary, analysis and insight! Hopefully this book series is just a beginning of a discussion about the core education issues and... Continue Reading →

Girish Gopalakrishnan

A superb compilation of simple, yet powerful thoughts and ideas to change the face of education. A must have tool kit for all Educators. Baxi’s powerful “out of the box” narrative provokes and provides educators with simple to implement strategies at their institutions. WhatIfEDU infuses a new lease of life into our rather stale state... Continue Reading →

Lokesh Mehra

Baxi has made an in-depth assessment of the global education landscape and effectively presented the diversity of innovation in this sector. WhatIfEDU makes us realize what has been missed and the opportunities that await us in the future. The lucid synthesis of the vast amount of data and best practices globally are eye opening and... Continue Reading →

34. What if students could give badges to teachers?

The whole education system revolves around a hierarchical system of recognition - from teachers to students and certifying bodies to teachers and education boards to schools. What if we instead gave students the choice to certify teachers, for teachers to certify the certifiers, and for schools to certify the education boards, and perhaps the boards to certify government policies?

28. What if teachers played online games with students?

What if teachers were to actively participate in the world of games? Perhaps they would be able to profile their students better, assess their learning needs from their actions and performance on these games, engage with them better in the language they understand and weave instruction around the game contexts?

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