EDUREFORM International Workshops
Each Indian university – in collaboration with all consortium partners – is organizing a one-day public international workshop designed to exploit the results and achievements of our project. Full and associated partners – along with extra-consortium stakeholders – are invited online or offline to illustrate the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on Indian society, the role of education, and the benefits of EDUREFORM curricula modernization. The audience will be introduced to the EDUREFORM mission: What is the expected impact of the fourth industrial revolution on Indian society? What will be the impact on the labour market? What are the 21st-century skills needed in all the productive sectors? What is the role and the importance of educators in promoting creativity, critical and analytical thinking skills ? Scroll below to see how EDUREFORM is spreading its mission, reaching out to external stakeholders and enhancing its intellectual and scientific know-how.
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
International conference - 20 January 2023
Our first international event organised by The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU Baroda) was a successful academic international conference that gathered researchers and academics from across the globe in an online and offline manner. The topic selected for the call for papers and the title of the conference was ‘Navigating Industrial Revolution 4.0: Unleashing strategies and manoeuvring challenges’. The topic clearly aligned with the aim and goals of the EDUREFORM project. Besides, gathering scholars, researchers and experts on the issue increased the collective knowledge the project has on education, 4th Industrial Revolution, innovative pedagogies, 21st century skills, teacher training…
More than 40 research papers were presented and discussed in the two parallel sessions hosted on the premises of the MSU Baroda, Department of Education. Thanks to our partners, to the presenters and to the high number of attendees in the international conference, the EDUREFORM project was able to enrich itself with expertise, academic knowledge and scientific accuracy to continue implementing our goal in the best possible manner.
Research is a scientific and systematic investigation or inquiry through the search for facts in any branch of knowledge. On the other hand, education is regarded as the aggregate of all the processes by which a person develops abilities, attitudes and other forms of behaviour of practical values in the society in which she or he lives. At EDUREFORM we are aware that education and research ought to go hand in hand in order to provide benefits to individuals and to local, regional, national and international communities involved in the education system.
Shivaji University Kolhapur
International Workshop - 30 January 2023
On January 30th 2023, the second international workshop for the EDUREFORM Project was held at Shivaji University in Kolhapur. The topic was: ‘EDUREFORM- Empowering Teachers for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’. It was a platform for sharing knowledge and best practices for teachers, educators, and policy makers to overcome the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The workshop gathered experts, teachers and faculties from education and related fields.
The event served as a platform for teachers, policymakers, and educators to share knowledge and best practices in order to meet the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The workshop was launched by the Honorable Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Sonawane, of Savitribai Phule Pune University and Prof. Dr. Pratibha Patankar, Head of the Department of Education at Shivaji University. The keynote speaker during the workshop was Dr. Sangeeta, Dean of the Chitkara College of Education. The chief guest, Dr. Indra Odina from the University of Latvia discussed the value of education and the learning environment.
Towards the end of the event, the special guest Dr. Bibhuti Narayan Biswal from Reliance Foundation Schools Navi Mumbai, inspired the teachers to think creatively and to engage their students to serve as ambassadors for EDUREFORM. The workshop was a wonderful learning experience overall and it marked the successful completion of the second EDUREFORM International Event.
Teachers are sometimes left isolated with huge obstacles and challenges ahead of them. At EDUREFORM, we want to support teachers and equip them with the necessary tools to thrive in times of Artificial Intelligence and the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Savitribai Phule Pune University
International Symposium - 4 February 2023
On February 4th, Savitribai Phule Pune University organised the EDUREFORM 3rd International Event taking the form of an engaging international symposium on the topic ‘Emgaging learners in learning’.
The event was opened by their Hon. Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr Sanjeev Sonawane. Dr Sangeeta Pant, coordinator of EDUREFORM explained to the audience the journey of EDUREFORM, our achievements and future objectives. How long have we come… Dr Jadhav, Assistant Professor at SPPU briefed the more than 50 participants on the agenda of the day. Celia Gueto Melo, Project Manager gave her vote of thanks with a special emphasis on the hard work and coordination of SPPU Innovation Manager, Nidhi Waldia and reminding all attendees that the beauty of ERASMUS+ and EDUREFORM goes beyond education, it is about the friendship, the opportunities, breaking down stereotypes and learning from each other.
The first session of the day was facilitated by Essi Silvennoinen and Anu Mustonen from JAMK University who led a very interactive activity to challenge teachers to understand the importance of interaction and communication in the classroom. The activity even included some local Finnish dancing!
After the lunch break, Shwetabh Verma, a specialist driving community-led impact with innovation and design facilitated a session on Design Thinking and Founder & CEO, Veja Du and ADISYAM. He grasped the interest of the audience by highlighting the importance design play in our daily life and the impact it can have for the betterment of our societies.
Lastly, the EDUREFORM Latvian team composed of Indra Odina, Ilze Mikelsone, Anna Stavicka and Ligita Grigule organised a session on ‘student-teacher relationship for effective learning’. They started with a quick math game that showed the audience the power of cooperation and peer-learning. It was beautiful to see how in spite of our different origins and cultures all teachers speak a common language and have a common goal: equip students for a happier, brighter future.
The event ended with the valedictory ceremony where Maharashtra SCERT officials blessed the participants with their knowledge and alongside the special guests they awarded a certificate to each facilitator and attendee of the International Symposium. After, the certificate distribution, Dr Nisha Valvi, Associate Professor gave the vote of thanks and asked the participants to make the most out of the connections and learnings made.
EDUREFORM goes beyond teachers and students, we build a real platform and community of educators that have a common goal to bring creativity, critical and analytical thinking skills in the classrooms.
International Workshop - 6th May, 2023
On 6th May, 2023 Chitkara University organised the EDUREFORM 4th International Event which was named as “EDUREFORM EXPO: The pedagogical workshop and exhibition”. The event was officially opened by seeking the blessings of God and lighting the lamp which was initiated by Hon. Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Mr. Vasudevan Natarajan, Dr. Niyati Chitkara, Prof. Sanjeev Sonawane, Dr. Satish Pathak,
Prof. Dr. Pratibha Patankar, Dr. Sangeeta Pant and Dr. Gipson Varghese The book “EDUREFORM HANDOUT for Innovative Pedagogy” was launched at the event.
Mr. Vasudevan was invited to give his expert talk on “Reformations in EDUTECH Landscapes”. He mainly focused on how teachers can use technology to go hand in hand with the education of students. He used two applications and AI tools named ‘plickers’ and ‘nearpod.com’ which can be easily accessed in the classrooms by the educators for an interesting and innovative style of teaching. The audience included the in-service secondary school teachers, B.Ed and M.Ed students of the University and the Master trainers from the Partner universities.
After the inauguration of the EDURFEORM EXPO, the event was continued at the D-Art Gallery at Chitkara University. All the participants exhibited their stalls and some innovative tools in a very impressive manner. A total of nine stalls were there and were exclusive. The participants presented their innovative pedagogical tools using audio/visual means. Some paved the way for the tool with the help of some interesting games like Snakes and Ladder, pick-a-chit etc.
The list of the tools:
- Department of Education, Shivaji University, Kolhapur – presented IOT, Transdisciplinary teaching model, Snake and Ladder innovative Model, E-Content Module for Learning Numismatics and Impression Model of Teaching.
- Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune – presented Project Based learning and Socratic questioning.
- Immersive and Interactive Technologies Lab (IITL) Chitkara University, Punjab – presented Augmented Reality
- Chitkara International School, Chandigarh – presented STEM SET GO
- Chitkara School of Psychology and Counselling – presented House-Tree-Person, Thematic Apperception Test, Muller Layer Illusion, Lemon-persona experiment and The Mind Catch.
- The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara – presented Storytelling for Value and Thinking (STVT)
- CXS Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., Kerala – presented Xelfer – Skills Profiling and Team Map.
- Chitkara Department of Education, Chitkara University, Punjab – presented Analogies, Display Board, Print Material, Comic Strip, Flash Card, Map, Newspaper, Graphic Aids, Experiment, Hands-on Activity and Films.
- Chitkara University Language center – presented Cloud-based Language laboratory (Princeton hive mylanguage lab), AI assessment tool (Princeton hive grad), British Council English score app and Reading Speed calculator.