We believe that the 2 cornerstones of the 7 pillars of society in which the other 5 hangs on are the Pillar of Family and the pillar of Education. As such we earnestly seek to equip parents and children with these 21st Century Skills to enable them to effect the other 5 pillars of society.
We provide trainings to parents in bringing awareness to what skills are essential in giving their children the best chance of succeeding in life. Topics range from metacognition(how our brain works), the skills lacking in children that are not taught in schools, why having a growth mindset is critical and many more. Contact us to find out more.
We will be teaching life skills that are necessary to prepare them for adulthood. Skills like financial literacy, creating a vision statement for life, nurturing a growth mindset and many more.
We are able to provide these trainings at schools and local venues. Contact us to find out more or stay updated on future trainings, please give us a like on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EdisonEnterprises)
21st Century Teaching skills is a program that was developed in 2014. It was launched in 2015 with a small group of teachers from the Shelter Community School (a Myanmar refugee center) and Edison staff members. The aim of the program was to help volunteers who were teaching Myanmar refugees and Edison Staff members learn valuable teaching strategies and skills that would help them reach out effectively to their students. The idea was to provide a platform for community service, but at the same time create training materials for our staff members.
Now we see that after running it for two years, participants are very enthusiastic about the lessons. In fact, we can see that a wide variety of individuals can benefit from these units. Teachers, of course, can brush up on their knowledge with more current methods of teaching and methodology. Parents gain a new understanding of education and can make informed choices about how best to help their children learn. Volunteers, who have little experience teaching and no teacher training feel more confident and equipped in their classrooms. Even very experienced teachers find new techniques to try that they did not know about. All groups are enthusiastic about the course and many have shared its existence with others because they want more people to benefit as much as they have.
Here at Edison Enterprises want to make a positive impact in the education field by equipping as many teachers, parents and volunteers as possible. We believe that everyone benefits when there are more teachers and leaders in education that can contribute positively and effectively to young people’s lives. That is why we are now open to offering this training to schools, learning centers, homeschoolers, businesses and organizations.
All programs from EDISON Enterprises were developed in response to a need to address the heavy emphasis that is placed on exams and tuition. Any program that sets itself out to develop children must aim its instruction toward a bigger picture that goes beyond school performance and addresses life beyond primary and secondary school.
The world is moving from an industrial and service economy to a creative economy. Tony Buzan, the famous promoter of mind mapping, has estimated that 50% of future jobs will revolve around creativity. Our children will also need critical and creative thinking to adapt to a globalized world with globalized challenges such as scarcity of natural resources, conflicts between countries and new and more virulent diseases.
Our children need to be given the opportunity to develop and use their minds and talents to their maximum potential in order to capitalize on the knowledge economy. Otherwise Malaysia will be left behind and our bright young minds will continue to migrate to other countries where they have greater opportunities to develop and use their talents.
Our children need the chance to become involved in the community through community service. They need to see that there is a world outside of class rankings, exam scores and other self-interests. Environmental issues, world conflicts, crime and abuse are all symptoms of a world that needs caring individuals to step outside of themselves and lend a hand.