An body that offers creative insights and resource material to teachers and educational institutions for dealing with mind-set problems among children, and helps them develop better human beings.
Why the Society for Mind-set Education?
Who should be responsible for raising human beings with correct attitudes towards local and global social issues? Our say – The educational Institutions because they can in most cases reach out and impact the mindset of humans at a very young age. Unfortunately, for most of the planet, this does not hold true. Attention to and investment in educational research is dependent on a nation’s prioritisation of resources and attitude towards education. Thus, in many countries, educational system is either not resourced to focus on mindset or is focussed more on making people employable rather than a responsible global citizen. The result is that awareness, education and insight on social problems like gender equality, discrimination based on race, caste, climate change, violence against women end up taking back seat.
Onourem is making education on social issues a part of the mainstream education. The biggest challenge is that though the educational institutions want to incorporate such topics in their curriculum, the resources and infrastructure are not equipped to address these issues.
Onourem’s Society for Mind-set Education is one of a kind entity that exists to help teachers worldwide by offering them scholarly resources which suggest a different perspective to address the social issues and educate young minds in how to deal with them. All that and more – completely free! The key deliverables of the Society of Mind-set Education are creative insights and resultantly developed short, 15-20 minute classroom activities that teachers can perform in the class rooms to educate students on specific social problems.
How it Works
The society consists of individuals from varied backgrounds who volunteer their time to serve 4 key roles: Council of Advisors, Reviewers, Subject Matter Experts and Innovators.
1. The Council of Advisors assist the Society with finding the resources it needs and ensuring that the Society engages its resources in the right direction with the right processes in place.
2. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are individuals (such as professors, post graduate students and professionals working with non-profit organizations) who have spent significant part of their professional life on a specific social problem. The key role of an SME is to break down a high level social problem statement like ‘discrimination between a boy and girl child’ into specific Mindset Problem Statements (MPS).
3. An Innovator can be ANYONE who is interested in submitting proposals for classroom activities on a given Mind-set Problem Statement, within the guidelines defined by the Society. The present list of Innovators on Onourem includes undergraduate students of social sciences and graduates working in various organizations for social good.
4. The Reviewers are like any scientific peer reviewer community and presently include community includes professors and individuals who hold PhD in psychology, social sciences and education. Their key role is to review, critically analyse and approve the submissions being submitted by Subject Matter Experts and the Innovators at various steps.
All the content (classroom activities) created by the Society is published for free on the internet to be accessed by anyone who wishes to use them. The contributors who get assigned on a specific social problem as Reviewer, SME or Innovators, get credit for their contribution. The Society provides certificates on request to volunteers for their contribution in the above roles. All the resources are available absolutely free.
Want to be a part of the force that actually wants to act instead of just criticizing the social problems. Join the Society for Mind-set Education.