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200. Embracing Curiosity, Making Mistakes & Learning with Fatima Bainazar

In this landmark 200th episode of Learning Unboxed, we're taking a moment to reflect, appreciate, and celebrate the incredible journey of one of our most treasured contributors, Fatima Bainazar. From her initial days as a reserved intern during her freshman year of high school to the accomplished graduate that stands before us today, Fatima's growth is a testament to the transformative power of education.

Fatima shares the genesis of her journey with the PAST Innovation Lab—how a mere interest in robotics, sparked by friends, led her down a path she could have never predicted. We delve deep into her initial perceptions of the PAST Foundation, her growing involvement, and her passionate contributions to Minecraft-based educational programs designed to make learning an immersive experience.

Listen in as Fatima sheds light on her transition from high school to college, crediting her early exposure to engineering at the PAST Lab for giving her an unparalleled edge. Join us on this heartfelt journey as we unpack a decade of memories, lessons, and milestones, anchored in the foundational belief of the PAST Foundation: Every child has the potential to solve the world's greatest challenges.

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We unbox:

  • Fatima’s introduction and contributions to PAST Foundation

  • The evolution of teaching methodologies at PAST and the emphasis on real-world learning experiences

  • Challenges and rewards of authentic learning environments: from grappling with ambiguity to revelling in freedom

  • Dynamics of teaching and mentorship: the balancing act of guiding students while also learning from them


Produced by NOVA Media


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