A Collaboration Of Promise With The Groundbreaking Edureform Project
ABOUT THE PROJECT
While previous industrial revolutions liberated humankind from animal power and made mass production possible, the Fourth Industrial Revolution remains fundamentally different, as it brings with it, the indomitable wave of Artificial Intelligence. These artificial intelligences, importantly, stand to impact all disciplines, economies and industries. Correspondingly, scientific literature has time and again illustrated the potential negative impacts that such revolution carries, mostly on employability. In this regard and as visible in the recent trends in migrations, unemployment is not a mere national affair and this makesthe Fourth Industrial Revolution a subject of global governance.
According to People Strong Report, in India, 1.5 million jobs annually will be lost due to automation – affecting primarily labour force from disadvantaged socio-economic background. Therefore, mankind needs to be equipped with such skills and knowledge that help it to combat the negative impact of the 4IR. Importantly, to prepare the society for the upcoming changes and challenges, education system and timing would be crucial factors.
The EDUREFORM Project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of European Union was launched keeping in mind this need of skill development among world inhabitants, especially, the teachers. In line with the same, the promising curricula under the project aim to empower future and in-service secondary school teachers to develop and enhance students’ critical, analytical, and creative skills. What is becoming crucial for us now is to look at performing and solving tasks that are not achievable by artificial intelligence. The objective of EDUREFORM therefore is to create national best practices to support Indian national authorities in successfully coping with societal challenges directly related to Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Not to mention, under the promising project, the academic teachers’ education program stands to be modernized. Especially, with the organisation of vocational trainings, the best practices and effective teaching techniques will be disseminated among in-service teachers. Furthermore, in order to succeed in its mission, the EDUREFORM team comprises experts from Indian and European universities, working closely with Indian and European schools. This forward-looking team is assisted by an Indian analytics company managing talent development that aims to prepare national workforces for the ever-changing demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
ACTIVITIES & VOCATIONAL TRAININGS AT PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
- Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
- Conceiving, promotion, and implementation of proposed pedagogical tools
- Conduct of EDUREFORM Vocational Trainings
- Preparation of EDUREFORM Resources including EDUINFORMER, EDUREFORM Handbook for Innovative Pedagogy, EDUREFORM MOOCs etc.
- Conduct of the EDUREFORM EXPO: The Pedagogical Workshop and Exhibition
Vocational Trainings Conducted
Training Teachers to Mitigate the Impact of the 4th Industrial RevolutionTeachers form the core components of the EDUREFORM Project who carry and implement the ethos of the same in their classrooms. For effective dissemination of information & implementation of the groundbreaking pedagogical practices under EDUREFORM, various riveting Vocational Trainings have been organised by EDUREFORM that were hosted by the promising Project partners.
- Chitkara International School Vocational Training (26-28 July 2022)
From 26th to 28th of July 2022, the first vocational training took place, which was hosted by Chitkara International School, Chandigarh. A cohort of teachers from Chandigarh and Punjab were taught how to master 10 innovative pedagogies. The training was a success in all forms – engaging discussions, interactive activities, fruitful debates, and definitely a lot of learning.
- The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vocational Training (17-19 January 2023)
EDUREFORM's second vocational training for teachers took place at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda from 17th to 19th January 2023. The purpose was to give teachers first-hand exposure to the cutting-edge pedagogical tools of the EDUREFORM curricula. From a list of 22 pedagogies, 10 educational tools were chosen with the target audience in mind to provide detailed explanations of each tool. Master specialists from Indian Partner Universities attended as the experts for this session. All pedagogical tools were taught in a practical manner, encouraging the teachers to interact and participate in a myriad of insightful activities.
- Shivaji University Vocational Training (27-29 January 2023)
The third EDUREFORM vocational training for teachers took place at Shivaji University, Kolhapur in the month of January 2023. During these three days, a cohort of more than 30 teachers from the Kolhapur region were taught 10 of the project's innovative pedagogies. This time, the teachers also met with European master trainers from the University of Latvia. The secondary school teachers highly valued this training opportunity given to them to upscale their teaching methodologies and promote creativity, and critical and analytical thinking skills in the classroom. From Computational Thinking, to Heads and Tails, Elisir and Poison and many more, the teachers showed great interest in applying the 10 tools learned, back in their classrooms. What a success this was!
- Savitribai Phule Pune University Training (1-3 February 2023)
The fourth EDUREFORM vocational training happened in the month of February 2023, hosted and organised by the prestigious Savitribai Phule Pune University. More than 50 teachers were trained this time. Besides, the programme's erudite master trainers came from Chitkara University, Shivaji University, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, and University of Latvia. It was truly a multicultural setting, which rendered a level playing field to all participants in terms of elevating their skills of instructing.
- Union Christian College, Kerala (10 to 12 April 2023)
The fifth EDUREFORM Vocational Training happened in the month of April 2023 and was hosted and organized by our partner CXS Solutions at Aluva, Kerala. Around 57 in-service secondary school teachers were trained during this period of 3 days and Master Trainers from Indian and European Universities joined the training to deliver their expertise in their respective tools.The most exquisite highlight of the training was the EDUREFORM Tree that was planted in the college premises in remembrance of this Vocational training.
- Chitkara University Vocational Training (3 to 5 May 2023)
The sixth EDUREFORM Vocational training happened in the month of May at the renowned Chitkara University. Master trainers from the partner institutions presented 10 selected pedagogical tools. The learning is based on theory and practice, giving teachers the confidence and knowledge to replicate the same methods in their respective classrooms. These trainings have marked a huge milestone of success, equipping the teachers with the requisite skills and knowledge to bring a change in the education system of the country.
An Exchange of Excellence: EDUREFORM’s 3-Week Student Mobility Programme
Bringing together the avid learners of B.Ed. and M.Ed. from partner institutions, the promising 3-week Student Mobility Programme under EDUREFORM was held at Chitkara International Schools and University. The programme witnessed participation from students from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Under the phenomenal programme, the students from the aforementioned institutions not only engaged in learning and assimilating the groundbreaking pedagogical tools of one another's organisation but also proudly demonstrated the tools of their own organisation. From partaking in real-life classroom scenarios and drafting research papers to witnessing colourful and riveting cultural activities including Prem Ramayana, students amassed considerable knowledge of the realm of education and many others.
The rewarding programme concluded with the heartening Cake Cutting and Valedictory Ceremony, attended by the honourable Dr. Sangeeta Pant, Dean, Chitkara College of Education and Coordinator of EDUREFORM Project, Dr Honey Chitkara, Principal, Chitkara International School, Chandigarh & Associate Director, Chitkara International School, Chandigarh & Panchkula, Dr Parul Sood, Assistant Dean, Chitkara College of Education, and Ms Kanchan Gupta, Vice Principal, Chitkara International School, Panchkula, making the moments of joy even more special and unforgettable.
- CHITKARA UNIVERSITY - CHITKARA UNIVERSITY(951527321) - COORDINATOR
- THE MAHARAJA SAYAJIRAO UNIVERSITY OF BARODA - (905557663) - BENEFICIARY
- CHITKARA EDUCATIONAL TRUST - CHITKARA EDUCATIONAL TRUST(902644850) - BENEFICIARY
- MODI EDUTECH PRIVATE LIMITED - (897008471) - BENEFICIARY
- LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE - LU(999871830) - BENEFICIARY
- JYVASKYLAN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU - JAMK University of Applied Sciences, JAMK(996682955) - BENEFICIARY
- UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG – UHAM(999905101) - BENEFICIARY
- UNIVERSITA TELEMATICA DEGLI STUDI IUL - (921040221) - BENEFICIARY
- THE SAVITRIBAI PHULE PUNE UNIVERSITY - (997050003) - BENEFICIARY
- SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY - (915430323) - BENEFICIARY
- LICEO STATALE ARTISTICO P. CANDIANICOREUTICO MUSICALE P. BAUSCH - (898218158) - BENEFICIARY
- CXS SOLUTIONS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED - (903714178) – BENEFICIARY
The different resources created under the EDUREFORM project discuss at length varied matters of importance, which together call for attention to the need of the hour and measures to be taken related to the said subjects. Additionally, the EDUREFORM Handbook entails the functional pedagogical tools as created and implemented by the visionary EDUREFORM team, which aim to help teachers elevate the thinking skills of learners, especially in light of the fourth industrial revolution.
- EDUREFORM Handbook for Innovative Pedagogy
EDUREFORM MOOC COURSE
Established to ensure and check “teacher readiness” with regard to adopting the different pedagogical tools proposed by EDUREFORM, the comprehensive Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) of the project entails elucidations, questions, and activities for instructors to self-evaluate and understand their level of progress.Link of the EDUREFORM MOOC: https://mooc.edureform.eu/registration/
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