Mentor Conclave 2015

Mentor Conclave 2015

THEME: Questioning & Co-Creating Education

DATE: 1 & 2, December 2015

VENUE: J.N. Tata Auditorium, Bangalore

MENTOR organised the MENTOR CONCLAVE 2015 – Questioning & Co-Creating Education to provide a multinational platform, where educators, practitioners and researchers across the globe could come together to share their experiences, innovations and the latest trends in education with their fellow-mates and learn from each other.

The objective of the conclave was to:

Provide a multinational platform for educators to connect and share their learning and experiences

Facilitate exchange of ideas, innovations and best practises to deal with various issues and concerns of the school education system

Engage in important discussions and draw the plan to improve the quality of education imparted to children

Create awareness about new educational tools and solutions

PARTICIPATION: 600+ delegates from across India

SPEAKER & SESSIONS: 17 speakers from across the globe; 8 interactive sessions

PAPER PRESENTATION: 10 Research/ Experience shortlisted papers from over 200 paper submissions

Conclave Sessions:

OPENING PLENARY

Leadership cannot be taught in classrooms, reflecting on best practises and amp; adopting those to fit one’s needs to bring about evolved Leaders. Discover the challenges, strategies, and triumphs of troubleshooting, guiding, and inspiring by an entire academic community. This theme looked at and reflected on the beliefs underlying new leadership roles in schools.

MENTOR TALKS

Successful school leaders are first and foremost courageous. It takes courage to promote, initiate, and lead school and community efforts to redesign our obsolete schools. It takes courage to create a purposeful collaborative leadership team, serving as a member yet providing the authority that enables the team to make decisions that affect learning and teaching. Six school principals will shared their BEST PRACTISES in this session.

LEARNING IN ACTION

Good teachers become great teachers by going beyond the call of duty and innovating the way they teach. This session designed as an inspirational workshop featured successful educators who had used very innovative methodologies to teach relevant lessons for life.

INSPIRES

Education must transfer from generation to generation the core of our culture’s accumulated body of knowledge. In our day-to- day lives we play the role of intellectual hatchet-men; it becomes even more critical to answer the most awkward but ubiquitous question “Why do we have to learn?”. This inspirational session featured experienced and successful personalities.

MAKE AN IMPACT

Access to a quality education is a key determinant of human success in the realms of social, physical, emotional, cultural and economic life. As our countries and educational systems face many formidable challenges – how can we do it better when it comes to ensuring each child regardless of orientation, ability, race, gender and economic status—can learn and have access to the tools to thrive? Achievers who work tirelessly to give back to society and make an impact shared their thoughts in this session.

LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONS

Interactive Lecture Demonstrations was introduced with carefully scripted activity that created a time for telling; in a traditional lecture format. The activity caused the audience to confront their prior understanding of a core concept like Music, Theatre, and Dance and generate enthusiasm to use it in their profession effectively. In this Lecture- Demonstration session inspirational teachers, who have used various art forms to propagate learning and living showcased their experiences.

LEARNING IN ACTION

Our curriculum balances breadth with depth, building academic specialisation. The workshops in this session  aimed at equipping faculty with responsive new ways of learning integrating many forms of knowledge to help develop intellectual, emotional and morally informed beings.

INSIGHTS

As we seek to refine and reform today’s system of education, we would do well to ask, “What is education?” This session provided insights that get to the heart of what matters for today’s children and adults alike.

Speakers

  • VASU PRIMLANI

    Environmentalist, Stand-up comedian

  • LOURD VIJAY

    Founder & Artistic Director, Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio

  • RUVNEET BAINS

    Chief Consultant for Assessments & Evaluation, Pearson

  • DR. SMITA DESAI

    Founder Director, Drishti and Secretary, Bombay Psychological association

  • S. VAITHEESWARAN

    MD & CEO, Manipal Groups Education

  • VIDYA VIRKAR

    Proprietor, Strand Book Stall, Mumbai

  • SYED SULTAN AHMED

    Managing Director, EduMedia (Now LXL Ideas)

  • SAJILI SHIRODKAR

    Integral Life Coach

  • RAJIV VASUDEVA

    Country Director, Global India International School, Singapore

  • POONAM BIR KASTURI

    CEO, Founder, Principal and Designer, PBK Waste Solution, Owner- Daily Dump-Compost

  • GITANJALI SARANGAN

    Founder – Snehadhara Foundation

  • DR. GURURAJ KARAJAGI

    Chairman, Academy for Creative Teaching, Bangalore

  • DR. G. BALASUBRAMANIAM

    Former Director, Academics CBSE

  • DR. G IMMANUEL

    Principal Seventh Day Adventist Higher Secondary School and Junior College, Ahmedabad

  • DR. FAROOQ AHMED WASIL

    CEO, Goldline Education, UAE

  • DR. FARIDA RAJ

    Director, Center for Special Education, Remedial Educator

  • ANU MONGA

    Chairperson, The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI), Principal, Bangalore International School

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
― Robert Frost