EDUREFORM Inaugural Events
Dr. Narangiti Amareswar Reddy
Savitribai Phule Pune University, hosted its EDUREFORM Inaugural Event on the 24th of September. The inaugural event was aimed to create awareness about the EDUREFORM project and the adverse impacts of Fourth industrial revolution. It engaged more than 1000 people in the discourse about the anatomy of Education 4.O. The key speaker was Naraginti Amareswar Reddy, who deliberated a talk on the anatomy of education that would be required to tackle the adverse impacts of the Fourth industrial revolution on Indian society.
Youth Debate - The impact of technology on education
Nidhi Waldia, Hareem Salman, Md. Hajrat Balal, Dr.Geetanjali Joshi and moderator Satya Dixit
On 8th October, 2021, EDUREFORM SME Partner CXS Solutions India Private Limited organized its EDUREFORM Inaugural Event to celebrate its collaboration with EDUREFORM Consortium. Thereafter, Dr. Gipson Varghese, Coordinator of EDUREFORM Team at CXS Solutions introduced the main section of the inaugural event “Youth Debate'' and its panel. The “Youth Debate'' was an interesting and innovative event wherein a forum of young professionals working in the field of education discussed the impact of technology on education. The discussion was led by a compelling motion: 'Technology Will Make Us Either More Enlightened or More Stupid' which helped the forum decipher the multifaceted impact of technology on human society. Furthermore, the debate prompted the audience to reflect more deeply on the significance of the EDUREFORM Project in a rapidly evolving human society where technology has become an integral part of our lives. The panel comprised young people from diverse backgrounds from around the globe, namely, Nidhi Waldia, Hareem Salman, Md. Hajrat Balal and Dr.Geetanjali Joshi and was moderated by a young expert Satya Dixit.
“Educator-The Change Maker”
Mr Syed Sultan Ahmed
Chitkara University hosted the EDUREFORM Inaugural event on 26 November, 2021. The EDUREFORM team comprises experts from Indian and European universities, working closely with schools, and assisted by an Indian analytics company managing talent development - preparing national workforces for the ever-changing demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The event was in offline mode having dignitaries of all the Indian partner Universities, Chitkara International school and CSX Solutions, gracing the occasion. Dr Sangeeta Pant, Dean, Chitkara College of Education and Coordinator Edureform project talked about the Project and welcomed all the dignitaries and Chief guest. The Chief Guest at the event was Mr Syed Sultan Ahmed who is a well-known social entrepreneur, a passionate educator, film producer and MD, LXL Ideas. He shared four vital areas that need to be focused on, namely, learning to learn, Ability to understand people, Focusing on Overall well-being, and being an influencer with his topic “Educator-The Change Maker”. The Guest of Honour at the event was Dr Niyati Chitkara, the dynamic Director of Chitkara International Schools, who believes in developing a learner-centered approach and a positive learning environment. She presented a beautiful analogy where she compared the working of a school with a roller-coaster ride. The session was concluded with a vote of thanks by Chitkara’s Innovation Manager, Ms. Mansi Uppal. The grand finale to the event was a Cultural Program where the talented students impressed the guests with many lovely performances. Starting with Ganesh Vandana and ending with the energetic Bhangra, the show was a huge hit.
Artificial Intelligence and Education
Dr. Rajendra Parijat
On Friday 29th of October, Shivaji University, Kolhapur organized the EDUREFORM Inaugural Event. The purpose of this event was not only to present the EDUREFORM project to the audience and participants but it also entailed an “Expert Talk” by Dr. Rajendra Parijat. He explained the present scenario of Education in the world and pointed out the problems which the new generation is facing. His speech was an eyeopener to all who are working for the advancement of Education and hence society.It was an enriching experience that has given us additional impetus to make EDUREFORM excel its targets in terms of impact and visibility.
Pedagogy related thinking skills for teachers
Dr. N. Panchanatham
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda organized its EDUREFORM Inaugural event on 3rd December 2021. The Inaugural event witnessed an expert talk by Honourable Professor and Vice Chancellor- Dr. N. Panchanatham, Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, Chennai. Having an experience of more than 33 years in teaching, he provided the audience a window to understand the “Pedagogy related thinking skills for teachers” which was very much in line with the objective of Edureform Project which aims to empower future and in-service secondary school teachers to foster students’ critical, analytical and creative thinking skills. Dr. N. Panchanatham emphasised on the fact that to take an hour class, it is important for the teacher to prepare for 3 hours which should involve proper planning and thinking. He quoted “Learning is a continuous process and the limit is the sky”.
Dr. Niyati Chitkara
Showcasing the perfect blend between audience engagement and outstanding expertise in the field of education, the “Pedagogical Brew” with Dr Niyati Chitkara was indeed served fresh & ready to the learning enthusiasts from across the world. Conducted under the remarkable EDUREFORM Project, which has been co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, the event unequivocally upheld that the most effective teaching method is the one which the students respond to. Apropos of the same, Chitkara International School’s Director, Dr Niyati Chitkara along with the school's resourceful Curator of Office of International Affairs & Brand Communication, Ms. Sangeet Mavi, apprised the viewers of CIS’s in-house pedagogical tool “Multi-perspective Teaching”. This pedagogical tool caters to the needs of students with different perspectives and intelligences through the truly exciting co-curricular squads. The excellent mix of the “concept breakdown” board, aesthetically pleasing artworks, morse code resonances, and notable dance and music performances was applauded unreservedly by the inspired audience.