Principals' Conclave Focuses On 21st Century Skills

    • Pune Times NIE
    • Publish Date: Jan 16 2020 7:27PM
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    • Updated Date: Jan 16 2020 7:27PM
Principals' Conclave Focuses On 21st Century Skills
35 eminent leaders along with the Atria core team participated in the conclave

Educators deliberate on 'Bridging the gap between schools and colleges'

Academicians from across the globe came together to author a student- centric learning curriculum for higher education on December 21 at Bengaluru for the Principals' conclave organised by Atria University, Bangalore on 'Bridging the gap between schools and colleges'. It was a meticulously planned conclave to understand and equip students with various 21st century skills, discuss the gaps and to prepare them for higher education so that students experience a smooth sailing from school to college.
The welcome note was given by Sunder Raju, founder, Atria University. He thanked all the leaders in and across Bangalore for breaking the regular busy routine and explained the vision of the university, that is to provide a platform to empower the under graduates with innovative methods.
The tone of the conclave was set by the keynote speaker Dr. Babi Mitra, executive director, New Engineering Education Transformation at MIT, on "Transforming Engineering Education".
Kajal Chhatija, principal, Global Talent International School was invited as a delegate to share her experience in the field of education along with Bharti Dhar, principal, Boston World School; Mohammed Azhar, founder principal, Knowledge Academy School, Chennai; Abdul Salam, Principal, The Oxford School, Trivandrum; Dr. V. Bindhu, principal, Hosur Public School, Hosur; Hema Nagarajan, principal, Vyasa International School, Bangalore, Faraz Shaikh, principal, Primus Public School, Bangalore, Karuna Verma, principal, Sam International School, Dwarka, Delhi, to name a few.
The day offered a group discussion on two case studies of students and brought out the dilemma of the students in choosing the right career options- the problems and solutions to overcome it were discussed at length. The third session of the day had a panel discussion with four eminent educators- Dr. Arjendu Pattanayak, former associate dean of Carleton College, USA; Dr. Alana Sobelman, lecturer of Comparative Literature and Psychoanalysis at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be'er Sheva, Israel; Dr. Nagaraj K. Arakere, professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, USA. The panel was brilliantly moderated by Kaushik Raju, trustee, Atria University. He concluded and said that the university wishes to create individual customisable learning paths for students to encourage and foster their creative and critical thinking.
The forth session was based on 'Evaluating and Evaluation' which highlighted the ways of evaluating students and teachers at different levels. The day ended with an incredible activity of learning and playing the violin in just 40 minutes. With this, the Atria University proved that everything is possible if the way of teaching is revolutionary and made enjoyable. The vote of thanks was addressed by Shaheem Rahiman, chief executive officer, Atria University, for making the session valuable and meaningful by their presence. Everybody wished Atria a grand success in helping the nation become future ready by producing futuristic engineers.




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