Podcast Themes

Theme:1 Future of Work: Navigating a Sustainable New World

Motto: Freedom to Learn

Introduction

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been imparting education throughout the globe with a mission to reach the unreached. IGNOU believes and practices the philosophy of democratization of education. The university is the torch bearer in using technology and innovative mediums for teaching and learning. In the past three decades of its existence people across the country and abroad rely on its educational offerings. Its strengths are based on the philosophies of open and distance learning for providing seamless education and varied opportunities for lifelong learning.

In order to keep pace with the fast changing pedagogies IGNOU continuously thrives to use latest technologies and medium of teaching learning viz. interactive radio counseling, teleconferencing, teaching through DTH (SWAYAM), providing

Theme:2 Occupational Wellness and Happiness in Life

Motto: Freedom to Learn

Introduction

The word wellness may appear complex but in reality it is not. To be precise wellness can be thought of as a series of positive choices one makes to live one’s life to the fullest! The major dimensions of wellness that are most recognized by experts in the field.

  • Emotional wellness: It has to do with ones’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It allows one to clearly recognize and accept ones’ feelings, both positive or negative. This includes adapting to stress, life changes, and difficult times.
  • Spiritual wellness: It is the process by which one seeks meaning and purpose in life. This can be achieved in a variety of ways including organized religion, prayer, meditation, yoga, as well as a careful assessment of morals, values, and beliefs.
  • Physical wellness: It has to do with keeping ones’ body in optimal condition and health. It can be achieved through a well-balanced diet, various forms of exercise, and practicing self-control.
  • Socia

Change is difficult! Change is often scary and divisive! Yet change is inevitable and required for progress. As education systems around the world drive to transform and improve learning outcomes, we must recognize that the significant and impactful changes are already taking place. Everything from our students, their views on world situation and effect have changed. The way they learn, create and share their views all have transformed. The workplaces and skills needed to fuel growth have also changed. Unfortunately, our education system is still struggling to make itself adaptable to change.

Today the fast changing pace has posed a real challenge to the education system. No country wants to do away with students having skills and qualifications for jobs that may no longer exist. So our focus has shifted to equipping young people with future-ready skills for jobs that are yet to be invented and innovated. Many consultancy firms and research organizations are trying to analyze