NITI Aayog Launches Symposium to Solve Education Sector Problems, Research Papers Invited
NITI has launched ‘Convoke’ – a national research symposium that aims to address the challenges of education delivery and enhance its quality with a focus on all teachers, educators and school leaders across the board. country. Through this platform, public school teachers in the Bharti Foundation network will be encouraged to use research-based solutions through a scientific approach and showcase their efforts at the local level to improve learning outcomes, indicates the official notice.
Teachers can share their research micro-articles on the platform which will be analyzed by a panel of educators. Shortlisted research papers will be presented at the ‘National Research Symposium’ scheduled for January next year. Applications for CONVOKE are currently open on the official website at bhartifoundation.org. Registration will continue until the end of January.
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“The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 also recognizes and identifies teachers and professors as being at the heart of the learning process. He recommends that teachers be recognized for their new pedagogical approaches that improve learning outcomes in their classrooms. NEP recommends developing platforms so that teachers can share ideas and good practices for wider dissemination and replication, ”the official notice reads.
Speaking at the event, Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice President of NITI Aayog, said: “There is a need to focus on quality as we have achieved near universal access to basic education. This becomes an immediate and paramount task given the regression in learning that has occurred due to the school closures of Covid 19. I hope that CONVOKE becomes a pan-Indian platform and that it becomes a movement towards improving learning outcomes through joyful teaching and learning. “
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“I call on all those involved in education to make quality education a mission to meet the aspirations of our youth. We also need to focus on preschool education, as a significant number of children do not attend preschool and therefore lag behind in learning outcomes when they enter school, ”added Dr Kumar.
During the event, Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, stressed that “field findings by teachers on ‘what works’ will help decision makers design policies that meet grassroots needs. It will also inform academia about the challenges associated with improving learning outcomes and potential areas of research where core teachers might even be co-researchers. “
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