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:
PARTICIPATION: 600+ delegates from across India
PAPER PRESENTATION: 10 Research/ Experience shortlisted papers from over 200 paper submissions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Environmentalist, Stand-up comedian
Founder & Artistic Director, Lourd Vijay’s Dance Studio
Chief Consultant for Assessments & Evaluation, Pearson
DR. SMITA DESAI
Founder Director, Drishti and Secretary, Bombay Psychological association
MD & CEO, Manipal Groups Education
Proprietor, Strand Book Stall, Mumbai
SYED SULTAN AHMED
Managing Director, EduMedia (Now LXL Ideas)
Integral Life Coach
Country Director, Global India International School, Singapore
POONAM BIR KASTURI
CEO, Founder, Principal and Designer, PBK Waste Solution, Owner- Daily Dump-Compost
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
Chairperson, The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI), Principal, Bangalore International School
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
― Robert Frost