In its simplest form, storytelling remains a powerful element of learning, with the narrative being equally as compelling as books and presentations. They humanize learning. It offers us the opportunity to connect to like-minded characters, or see the world literally from within someone else’s skin. Stories touch our emotions and help develop empathy.
Plus, no matter how organized or detailed a textbook might be, there’s something about the shape of a narrative—the exposition, the problem, the quest for a solution, the resolution—that resonates with our mental makeup.
Storytelling has been an integral part of Indian culture for generations, with each region developing its own unique style of narration.
In any group, roughly 40 percent will be predominantly visual learners who learn best from videos, diagrams, or illustrations. Another 40 percent will be auditory, learning best through lectures and discussions. The remaining 20 percent are kinesthetic learners, who learn best by doing, experiencing, or feeling.
Storytelling has aspects that work for all three types. Visual learners appreciate the mental pictures storytelling evokes. Auditory learners focus on the words and the storyteller’s voice. Kinesthetic learners remember the emotional connections and feelings from the story.
Indian aviation industry has had the privilege of seeing a host of veterans who have not only achieved recognition professionally but have witnessed the change or been a part of the change. As generations pass and technology takeover our daily life there has been a gradual disconnect with our past achievements and the more so the achievers. Whereas artificial intelligence has been slated to be the next big thing in the automation industry, there are still a few strongholds that humans possess with them.
1. Abstract thinking
2. Hearing murmurs in a crowd
Human still hold the capacity to think and innovate. Ergonomics/Human factor is an important piece in the story of aviation.
The aim of hosting Advaita Katha is to re-establish the traditional art of passing knowledge and wisdom through storytelling. The aviation industry and stakeholders like the traveling public need to be a part of the vision and road map. It is therefore imperative that the stakeholders form opinions based on historical knowledge of why’s /how and merge it with the current practices & technology to enhance learning & awareness. .
1. Experiences of individuals and/or groups into insights of aviation
For the aviation community
Understanding the beautiful mind and hearing fascinating stories will inspire and rekindle the fire in us to dig deeper into epistemology. Awareness of the rich heritage, interesting facts, exciting tales and the fact that the human mind has the power to achieve almost everything, as told by the speakers will have a lasting impression on the audience and will help build better mentors in aviation.
For the youth
The topics of discussion and stories would relate to everyone and help bridge the gap between the perceived world and the working conditions with the reality. The innovative ways with which a number of fields of thinking and subjects are used in problem solving and interpersonal relationships will teach the students the practical aspects of life.
For the traveling public
Aviation industry looks very glamorous and high tech to the traveling public but they have their doubts or qualms when entrusting their lives to the people who help them reach their far flung destinations. Its not just a physical transportation but a meta physical one too.
2. Policy makers
3. SME’s from any field
4. Senior aviation experts
5. Aviation personnel from any stream, Crew, ATC, Engineer, Catering, Commercial
7. General public