Date: 13th November 2013 | Venue: JW Marriot, Mumbai
LearnShift India 2013 – Mumbai chapter will bring together global and local innovators to generate ideas, build networks for action and work together to ensure lasting educational change. This conference will involve a diverse gathering of high- level leaders, thinkers and pioneers who seek to push beyond the current educational paradigm and harness new approaches that deliver better learning for all young people.
There is a growing realization across India that incremental change in education systems is not sufficient to meet the needs and demand for learning in the 21st Century. Economic globalization, demographic changes, environmental challenges and new technologies are all exerting pressure on our 20th century models of education. We now need all young people to develop high-level competencies and have the ability and motivation to learn throughout life. This will require major shifts in how learning is designed and delivered.
The LearnShift India 2013 will focus on moving from ‘Words to Action’ across 3 major challenges ripe for transformation:
Educational pioneers across India are already working to develop, prove and scale new solutions. Our role is to be the platform that connects these innovators, amplifies their work and supports the scaling-up of the most powerful new approaches. For each of the innovation cases explored throughout the day we will examine
What is the learning model and what problem is it trying to solve?
How is the programme designed to ensure high-quality learning?
How is technology being harnessed (if at all)?
How can we generate evidence to prove the approach is working?
What processes are used to monitor and evaluate impact?
How is feedback incorporated into on-going improvements?
How can the approach be taken to scale?
How can financial and institutional sustainability be assured?
What is the role of: government, investors, and private companies?
Department of School Education & Literacy, Government of India
Council to PM of India and a Member of the National Innovation Council
Podar Education network
Radical Innovation for Learning:
Global Lessons from Leading Pioneers
Redesigning Education:The Riverside Model and Design for Change
Urban School System Reform
Successful Scale-up of a Private School Network
Zaya Classrooms: Blended Learning Model for At-Risk Children
School Choice Campaign:
Voucher Program Pilots
Future of Education Delivery
Project Back to School: Enhancing Teacher Education through Collaboration
At R.N. Podar School, innovation is a part of our DNA, and seeing an idea through to action, a part of our culture. We have made a conscious attempt to implement and integrate the ideas from LearnShift India 2012 into our school, working with a growing network of pioneers, leaders, and innovators in education. We have put into practice and are presently working on the following projects: