Enhancing Cognition is urgent to Excel

Let us begin by asking a question to ourselves! What or who is the center of all activities in a society, a nation, and the world? Is it not by an individual, for an individual? Yes! It is so because all actions are taken by an individual, for another or for self. This means that an individual is the nucleus of everything that happens or is done. And, therefore, the development of a society, a nation, and the world goes hand-in-hand with the development of an individual.

When a society/ nation/ world develops, this has a direct impact on the development of an individual and vice-versa. With the onset of the 21st century, the entire world has witnessed an era of intense transformation in all areas, whether it is education, global trade, economy, technology, or society. Recently, the covid-19 pandemic is also throwing up challenges for an individual to cope with its impacts. Naturally, for such times, a different skill–set is required that would enable an individual to cope and succeed in facing the challenges in real life, leading to his holistic progress.

As you know, the world is changing at a very rapid rate. The century we are living in right now is globally active, digitally transforming, collaboratively moving forward, and creatively progressing, which seeks competent human-resource and is quick in adapting to changes.

Developing and enhancing human skills and capabilities through education, learning, and meaningful work are key drivers of economic success, individual well-being, and societal cohesion. The global shift to a future of work is defined by an ever-expanding cohort of new technologies, by new sectors and markets, by global economic systems that are more interconnected than at any other point in history, and by information that travels fast and spreads wide. Yet the past decade of technological advancement has also brought about the looming possibility of mass job displacement, untenable skills shortages, and a competing claim to the unique nature of human intelligence now challenged by artificial intelligence. The coming decade will require purposeful leadership to arrive at a future of work that fulfills human potential and creates broadly shared prosperity. 

With this perspective in mind, we may say that people need to be more dynamic and ready to learn something new all time to adapt to new changes. They need to be more rational at taking decisions and filter-out uncritical information around their sphere of contact. And it will be possible, if they are able to ask the right questions, in right time to right people/source of information. 

But the sad story is that people are forgetting to ask questions randomly, when  getting older. They just start accepting various things in random, without any logical validations. And it leads to chaos of uncritical information. No doubt, in childhood people were asking more than 250-300 questions per day; but that number of asking questions, staying curious becomes faded over time. By means of which, they just not only get suffered from low cognitive power; but also become unable to fulfill certain major goals of their actions –

1. Pass through the hard-road of education (apply and synthesize the information for the betterment of self and society)

2. Filter out uncritical thoughts around (Biased, distorted, partial and down-right prejudiced information from persons and web itself)

3. Take better informed decisions (followed with proper logic and rational mindset)

4. Think both critically and creatively (for developing own cognitive maturity)

And for all of us, academic period is the most vital period to enhance our cognitive abilities and make us ready to face anything and everything of this world. And you know what, the major issue is lying here in this zone of time. Most of the students are not getting the right environment to grow themselves to the highest possible state of their cognition. 

To put some light into the issue more, just suggest –

1. Why we teach ‘Science’ to all students?

2. Why we teach ‘Mathematics’ to all students?

3. Why we teach ‘ Languages’ to all students?

4. Why we teach ‘SST’ to all students?

It’s obvious that we teach different subjects, for different purposes. Like the way, we eat various types of dishes as our food. Each food has their own purpose to contribute in our overall health. Isn’t it? In similar fashion, every subjects too. Overall we can say that, all are meant to enhance our cognitive abilities. Isn’t it?

If yes, how these goals get fulfilled so far? Are we able to get the highest possible outcomes from education? 

Hopefully not so well!

Just think, if students are unable to understand, analyze and synthesize something new from the information, taking in academic subjects; how can we expect that they will take well informed decisions and save themselves from uncritical information? 

Therefore, for helping themselves to reach at their highest potential what they deserve, we need to give them some kind of broden spectrum of freedom. Yes, freedom!

  • Freedom of mental body (cognitive freedom)
  • Freedom of physical body, (physical freedom) and
  • Freedom of emotional/psychological body (emotional freedom) 

Among them, both physical and emotional freedom are quite well understood. But the freedom of mental body (i.e. cognitive freedom) is under-rated. So, let’s dive deeper into it.

See… Freedom of our mental body mainly depends on two things –

  1. How we take the information around us (input), and
  2. How we take decisions out of that (output)

And these two important aspects of most of the students get overly complicated with the following threads-

  1. Deceleration of Epistemic Curiosity,
  2. Incomplete learning syndrome,
  3. Uncreatical thinking stigma,
  4. Improper Information Management,
  5. Ineffective Decision Making

And these are dynamically interconnected with ‘Non-inquisitiveness’ attitude of the students, defined as a lack of curiosity and interest in learning new things, can have a negative impact on a student’s academic performance and overall well-being.

One of the main consequences of non-inquisitiveness is a lack of deeper learning. When students are not motivated to seek out new information and perspectives, they may have difficulty understanding complex concepts and ideas. This can make it difficult for them to evaluate options and understand the potential consequences, leading to ineffective decision making. For example, a student who is not interested in learning about different cultures may not understand the implications of a historical event or may not be able to relate it to other subjects, making it difficult for them to make informed decisions.

Additionally, non-inquisitive students may not be motivated to seek out and manage information effectively, which can lead to poor information management. For example, a student who is not interested in learning new things may not pay attention to deadlines for projects or details about exams, which can make it difficult for them to plan and organize their time effectively. This can lead to poor academic performance and can also create problems in professional life.

Uncritical thinking can also be a result of non-inquisitiveness. For example, a student who is not interested in learning new things may not question the accuracy and reliability of the information presented, which can lead to accepting information without questioning it. This can prevent them from engaging in deeper learning and can also limit their ability to think critically.

Similarly, students who are not interested in learning new things may be less likely to explore new ideas and perspectives, which can limit their ability to think creatively. This can have a negative impact on their personal and professional development.

Another consequence of non-inquisitiveness is deceleration of epistemic curiosity. When students are not motivated to seek out new information, critically evaluate options, or explore new and innovative ideas, they may lose interest in learning new things. This can lead to a decrease in the desire to learn and explore new knowledge, which can further hinder their ability to engage in deeper learning.

The reality is that very few teachers and parents realize both the size of this issue and impact of its consequences in a student’s life. And you know what, infact it’s not the time to feel guilty and say – ‘yeah right!’; but to take initiative. Both the environment of home and school need to be percustomized (hyper personalized and customized) to support children for incubating their raw talents, by enhancing their curiosity.

So, in chatshala, we are in a mission to eradicate the problem – ‘The irregular activation of intellectual inquisitiveness in academics’, which causes several serious issues in a student’s both personal and professional development, with one of our innovative product – ICEC 2023-24.

Enhancing Cognition is urgent to Excel

Let us begin by asking a question to ourselves! What or who is the center of all activities in a society, a nation, and the world? Is it not by an individual, for an individual? Yes! It is so because all actions are taken by an individual, for another or for self. This means that an individual is the nucleus of everything that happens or is done. And, therefore, the development of a society, a nation, and the world goes hand-in-hand with the development of an individual.

When a society/ nation/ world develops, this has a direct impact on the development of an individual and vice-versa. With the onset of the 21st century, the entire world has witnessed an era of intense transformation in all areas, whether it is education, global trade, economy, technology, or society. Recently, the covid-19 pandemic is also throwing up challenges for an individual to cope with its impacts. Naturally, for such times, a different skill–set is required that would enable an individual to cope and succeed in facing the challenges in real life, leading to his holistic progress.

As you know, the world is changing at a very rapid rate. The century we are living in right now is globally active, digitally transforming, collaboratively moving forward, and creatively progressing, which seeks competent human-resource and is quick in adapting to changes.

Developing and enhancing human skills and capabilities through education, learning, and meaningful work are key drivers of economic success, individual well-being, and societal cohesion. The global shift to a future of work is defined by an ever-expanding cohort of new technologies, by new sectors and markets, by global economic systems that are more interconnected than at any other point in history, and by information that travels fast and spreads wide. Yet the past decade of technological advancement has also brought about the looming possibility of mass job displacement, untenable skills shortages, and a competing claim to the unique nature of human intelligence now challenged by artificial intelligence. The coming decade will require purposeful leadership to arrive at a future of work that fulfills human potential and creates broadly shared prosperity. 

With this perspective in mind, we may say that people need to be more dynamic and ready to learn something new all time to adapt to new changes. They need to be more rational at taking decisions and filter-out uncritical information around their sphere of contact. And it will be possible, if they are able to ask the right questions, in right time to right people/source of information. 

But the sad story is that people are forgetting to ask questions randomly, when  getting older. They just start accepting various things in random, without any logical validations. And it leads to chaos of uncritical information. No doubt, in childhood people were asking more than 250-300 questions per day; but that number of asking questions, staying curious becomes faded over time. By means of which, they just not only get suffered from low cognitive power; but also become unable to fulfill certain major goals of their actions –

1. Pass through the hard-road of education (apply and synthesize the information for the betterment of self and society)

2. Filter out uncritical thoughts around (Biased, distorted, partial and down-right prejudiced information from persons and web itself)

3. Take better informed decisions (followed with proper logic and rational mindset)

4. Think both critically and creatively (for developing own cognitive maturity)

And for all of us, academic period is the most vital period to enhance our cognitive abilities and make us ready to face anything and everything of this world. And you know what, the major issue is lying here in this zone of time. Most of the students are not getting the right environment to grow themselves to the highest possible state of their cognition. 

To put some light into the issue more, just suggest –

1. Why we teach ‘Science’ to all students?

2. Why we teach ‘Mathematics’ to all students?

3. Why we teach ‘ Languages’ to all students?

4. Why we teach ‘SST’ to all students?

It’s obvious that we teach different subjects, for different purposes. Like the way, we eat various types of dishes as our food. Each food has their own purpose to contribute in our overall health. Isn’t it? In similar fashion, every subjects too. Overall we can say that, all are meant to enhance our cognitive abilities. Isn’t it?

If yes, how these goals get fulfilled so far? Are we able to get the highest possible outcomes from education? 

Hopefully not so well!

Just think, if students are unable to understand, analyze and synthesize something new from the information, taking in academic subjects; how can we expect that they will take well informed decisions and save themselves from uncritical information? 

Therefore, for helping themselves to reach at their highest potential, they deserve, we need to do something so that they will enable themselves to get educated in a meaningful way and fulfill all the major goals (listed above).

And we, Chatshala, are in a mission to help students in this direction. 

Checkout the solution section, what we currently offer! 🙂

Frequently Asked Questions

Would like to know more about Chatshala? Resolve your queries here!

Currently, Chatshala is solving the non-inquisitiveness disorder. Students are stopping to ask questions randomly, when getting older. They start accepting various things blindly, so that various problems are arising w.r.t their cognitive capabilities. And we are solving it, right from their academic period.

Currently, grade III to XII students can get benefits out of our solutions in Chatshala Kaushal Program

You can explore Kaushal Bootcamp 2022, for developing various 21st century skills.

No, all services of chatshala are exclusively designed for the students of India.

Frequently Asked Questions

Would like to know more about Chatshala? Resolve your queries here!

Currently, Chatshala is solving the non-inquisitiveness disorder. Students are stopping to ask questions randomly, when getting older. They start accepting various things blindly, so that various problems are arising w.r.t their cognitive capabilities. And we are solving it, right from their academic period.

Currently, grade III to XII students can get benefits of our solutions in Chatshala Kaushal Program

You can explore Kaushal Bootcamp 2022, for developing various 21st century skills.

No, all services of chatshala are exclusively designed for the students of India.