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BLOG-26: Developing critical systems of learning competence: Is this the way out?

A few months back, Dr Laxmi Prasad Pant wrote a blog for AESA on learning and innovation competence. Expanding upon the earlier argument on developing ‘learning and innovation competence’, he developed the framework of ‘critical systems of learning and innovation competence’. In this blog, he argues that critical systems of learning and innovation competence involving various levels of thinking and action is equally or more important than mere technological competence.


Dr Laxmi Prasad Pant is Post doctoral Researcher at Queen’s University and Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph, Canada. His research focuses on community-based innovation, including public engagement in technology development and social and environmental risk assessment to make technology more accessible and adaptable to end-users. He uses a diversity of emerging technologies, such as Golden Rice, Kasalath Rice, farmers’ crop varieties, cellular phones, smart phones, broadband Internet and nanofoods, in his work. )