Agenda

Future Education Conference

January 28, 2018 – 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Anandha Inn, Puducherry

Organized by The Mother’s Service Society, Pondicherry in collaboration with Mind Mingle, Delhi and the World University Consortium and the World Academy of Art & Science, USA

Agenda

Jan 28, 2018

8:30 – 9:15 Conference Registration
 9:15 - 10:15 Introduction, Aims of Education
  Special Video Message from Students
Moderator/Speaker: Jareena Begum
Speakers:
  • Garry Jacobs – New Paradigm in Education
  • Ashok Natarajan – Aims of Education
  • Vidya Rangan – Essence of Educational Inspiration
10:15 - 11:00 Person-centered Education
  Moderator: S. Devakanni
Speakers:
  • Shakeel Ahmad – The lost 'Why?' of our school system
  • L. Kannan – Student-centered Learning
  • Ritu Kohli – Preparing for Future Challenges of Life - Emotional and Social Skills
  • Ranjani Ravi – International trends
11:00 - 11:30 Refreshment Break
11:30 - 12:15 Employability & Entrepreneurship
  Moderator: K. N. Shoba
Speakers:
  • G. Senthilkumar – Enhancing employability
  • S. S. Sreejith – What employers want
  • S. Sairaman – Accelerated technical training
  • Senthil Pandian – What Steve Jobs didn’t learn at school
  • Ramesh Kumar – Developing entrepreneurs
12:15 - 13:00 Active Learning
  Moderator: R. Sujatha
Speakers: 
  • K. Srinivas – What Ought to be the Aim of Education?
  • P.P. Mathur – Role and Responsibilities of teachers
  • M. Chandrasekaran – Learn while you earn
  • Latha Chandrasekaran – Memorization and understanding
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00  Contextual Language Learning Strategies
  Moderator: L. Kannan 
Speakers:
  • M.Gayatri – Early childhood learning
  • Shweta Rangan – Holistic Contextual Learning
  • S. Devakanni – Teaching Etymology 
  • Vasugi Balaji – Speed Reading and Composition
  • Janani Ramanathan – Using Literature in Teaching
15:00 - 15:30   Innovations in Math & Science Education
  Speakers: Vidya Rangan
  • Vani Senthil – Basic contextual math 
  • Yogaraj – Math Science Education
15:30 - 16:00  Refreshment break
16:00 - 17:00 Value-Education and Higher Education 
  Moderator: Kanimozhi Arasi
Speakers:
  • Arulmozhiarasi – Success stories
  • A. Vijayakumar – Character Education
  • T.S. Sudha – Community development as a part of curriculum
  • Gaurav Nigam – Early Childhood Education
  • Mohammed Javeed Basha – Voice of the Students
17:00 - 17:30 Toward a New Educational Paradigm – open discussion & concluding remarks
  Moderators:
  • Garry Jacobs
  • Vidya Rangan
Speaker: Naveen Sharma
Vote of Thanks: Sunita Prasad