Published: 07th January 2021
Delhi Govt to organise international conference on the school education system in post-COVID era
The conference will reflect on Delhi's education reforms, learn from global best practices and explore the possibilities of collaboration with other stakeholders as a way forward
In a bid to study and discuss school education in the post-COVID-19 era and to shape the New Education Policy (NEP) and improve the education system from elementary school to college level, the Delhi Government is going to conduct 'Delhi Education Conference' on an international level with 22 education experts as panellists from across the country and abroad.
The international level education conference will be organised between January 11 to 17 and will have education experts from India, Finland, Germany, Singapore, Canada and the US. These experts will join the panel and have discussions on different themes of schools.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government have also launched a special website for this international conference on Wednesday. Launching the website, Deputy Chief Minister who is also the Education Minister Manish Sisodia, said, "We need to plan about our schools in post COVID era just as we are planning about the COVID vaccination. Corona Virus has created an unprecedented situation for children. Therefore, schooling and learning in post COVID era cannot be business as usual. So, the government is organizing the conference to brainstorm the future of school education."
The conference will reflect on Delhi's education reforms, learn from global best practices and explore the possibilities of collaboration with other stakeholders as a way forward, he said. An independent study conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on the process and achievements of Delhi's Education reform over the last five years will also be released in the seven-day long programme.
Some renowned educationist and experts who will be the panellist of this conference are Lucy Crehan, author of 'The Cleverlands', Professor Lant Pritchett (former Professor at Oxford University), Dr Sebastian Suggate (Senior lecturer in education at the University of Regensburg, Germany), Dr Rukmini Banerji (CEO Pratham), Yamini Aiyar (CEO Centre for Policy Research), Dr Vimala Ramachandran (renowned educationist), Prof Vinita Kaul (an expert in early childhood education) among others.
"Between January 12 to 16 there would be daily two hours long online panel discussion involving experts from India and six other countries on five different themes related to curriculum, pedagogy, governance and other important issues related to children's learning, teachers professional development and motivation and school management," said the officials.
The conference will conclude on January 17, 2021, capturing the way forward by building a broader coalition for good quality education for all children. The conference will be conducted in both semi and virtual platform and will be broadcasted in the official website delhieducationconference.org.