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01 JULY 2023

Inaugural Session 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Technical Session 1 – 10:00 am to 11:15 am

Theme: Student-centric curriculum planning in the K-12 years

Session goal: Current educational system is driven by many factors – national/state examination goals, ambitions of the teachers and parents, often forgetting the most important element – the student itself. This session will feature a panel of academicians and curriculum planners with an aim to develop a model of education that is student-centric, to bring out the best in each child.

This will touch upon the topics of neurodiversity, sparking the joy of learning within each student, building a curriculum that is tailored to the talents and interests of each student, providing vocational training opportunities at school level, while enabling fair and equitable access to differently abled students as well as those from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds.

Technical Session 2 – 11:30 am to 12:45 pm

Theme: Integrating values-based learning into the mainstream K-12 education system

Session Goal: This session will explore practical methods of implementing values-based learning in every-day classroom situations, the importance of practising mindfulness and contemplative pedagogy, particularly through UNESCO’s four pillars of learning: learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together, and learning to be. The session will also consider the role of parents, disciplining with love, and teachers as exemplars rather than preachers.

Lunch – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Technical Session 3 – 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Theme: Human values in Higher Education as a pathway to nurturing better citizens of the world

Session Goal: The session will examine the constitutional values as presented in the NEP 2020, as a means to establishing an internal value system among students. A deeper assessment of the values will then look at connecting the roots of our indigenous wisdom with innovation of the modern science/innovations, which can lead to sustainable solutions to current problems and work towards fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The panelists will also discuss practical ways to instill social responsibility in students, through public-private partnerships between the government, institutions and society.

NEP constitutional values: seva, ahimsa, swachchhata, satya, nishkam karma, shanti, sacrifice, tolerance, diversity, pluralism, righteous conduct, gender sensitivity, respect for elders, respect for all people and their inherent capabilities regardless of background, respect for environment, helpfulness, courtesy, patience, forgiveness, empathy, compassion, patriotism, democratic outlook, integrity, responsibility, justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity

Technical Session 4 – 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Theme: Mental Health for Educators: Taking Care of Ourselves so We Can Take Care of Others

Session Goal: This session aims to discuss methods of: raising awareness in students, teachers and parents to shatter the stigma surrounding mental health; empowering students, parents and teachers with resources, information, training, guidance and counselling; developing the value of compassion in teachers to attain personal wellbeing which can be implemented in the classroom to achieve general wellbeing. Various case studies from different countries will be exhibited and the different approaches to mental health in schools will be discussed.

Valedictory Session – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

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