Highlights of Day 2 of India Education Summit, The Union Budget does not have the requisite monitoring commitment for NEP 2020 quoted Sisodiya
The 3-day event, India Education Summit 2021, will run from 9 February to 11 February 2021 via video conferencing. Google and The Indian Express are jointly organising the event to highlight various aspects of the development of the education system in India and reforms such as NEP (National Education Policy). The inaugural day started with a speech from the Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. Here are some of the key highlights considered relevant to school students & educators from day 1 of the event.
Mainsh Sisodiya’s Addressal
In his speech at the India Education Summit 2021, Delhi Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the first budget since the rollout of the 2020 National Education Policy (NEP) does not demonstrate commitment to the policy. Delhi getting ready for continuous tech-based evaluation, he added that the area of the National Capital is shifting away from the annual evaluation framework where a child is forced to sit after the end of a year for a three-hour exam to a continuous tech-backed evaluation system. Although the NEP says 6% of GDP should be earmarked for education. The sector has barely hit around three per cent. In comparison, the budget allocated to the education sector was reduced by Rs 6,000 crore compared to the funds allocated last year. For the post-COVID schooling system, the IT industry would have to brace itself. For techno-heads as well as educators, this will entail another degree of upskilling,added Manish Sisodia.
The Union Budget does not have the requisite monitoring commitment for NEP 2020 said Sisodia, he added that the 2020 New Education Strategy (NEP) speaks about some missed points that were not previously addressed in the educational space. It’s a lovely text. For both the education and finance portfolio, I realize that the government needs to pull out of many other spheres while it has to spend in education. It was very unfortunate to see that the first budget after the NEP’s roll-out does not provide the dedication needed by the NEP’s vision.
Amitabh Kant’s Addressal
Following the inaugural address by Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal on February 9, India Education Summit 2021 is entering its second day. Day 2 started with an address by CEO Amitabh Kant of NITI Aayog. ‘A grassroots approach’ is the subject of the day. In his speech, Amitabh Kant said India needs to be vigilant not to build a digital divide as the world progresses toward digital education. He requested private and public partners to join hands to meet the higher education target of 50 percent GER. He said 33 million more seats are expected, and the demand can not be fulfilled by the brick and mortar model alone.
Bani Paintal Dhawan’s Addressal
Bani Paintal Dhawan, Head of Education India and South Asia, moderates an infrastructure play session at Google Cloud India. Dr. Vinod R. Rao, Secretary of Government (Primary & Secondary Education), Department of Education, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar, shares the Gujarat government’s path to provide students with education during the pandemic. Vinod R. Rao, Secretary of Government (Primary & Secondary Education), Department of Education, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar, said that using technology for teacher training would make teacher training more professional. More than 1.5 lakh teachers have already been registered and trained by the tech-enabled teacher training platform created by IIM-Ahmedabad.
R V Balasubramaniam Iyer’s Addressal
Bani Paintal Dhawan, Head of Education India and South Asia, Google Cloud India, joined R V Balasubramaniam Iyer, Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm, and Amit Doshi, Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo India to address the infrastructure component of post-COVID education.
The paradigm of the tuition tutor is the explanation why children are able to pass entry examinations. R V Balasubramaniam Iyer, Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm, said there is too much (untapped) opportunity. He said that it is possible to include housewives and elderly people in teaching to close the distance between teachers. He also emphasized that the abundance of digital content is not everywhere. In its own language, each state produces its own material and uniformity and standardization is required.
Deepti Sawhney’s Addressal
The third ‘New World Educators’ session of the day begins. The session will illustrate how the modern age is being coped with by educators. Siddhartha Dubey, Scholar, chairs the session at Ashoka University. The panel is made up of Deepti Sawhney, CEO & Founder, Mahattattva, Dr. Arunabh Singh, Director, Nehru World School, and Stuart Miller, Head of Marketing, Google For Education, APAC. In the first month of the pandemic, we had more than 5,000 teachers educated, Teachers felt it was their job to teach these students sitting online, said Mahattattva, CEO & Founder, Deepti Sawhney. She said, quoting a Harvard pandemic, this was the first time a pandemic had made schooling the subject rather than health. The way we frame questions, we need to change them. Why will a query that can be googled be framed? We need to have questions that compel learners to consider, said Deepti Sawhney, Mahattattvava CEO & Founder,
With NEP, the government is not keeping it at the level of strategy. Committees have been created to move everything from the policy stage to the level of execution. Dr. Arunabh Singh, Director, Nehru World School, said: How can you create a norm for people with 1.38 billion people? There is a work in progress. Mahattattva, CEO & Founder of Deepti Sawhney, said that there are school managers who say “lets not wait but start ourselves” This is what she said is a fresh viewpoint on a strategy.
Aditya Natraj’s Addressal
The three things we need to take care of are how you support before, after, and after the classroom. In terms of how to build content, we need to provide help prior to the lesson. This is where we provide teachers with support. We support teachers during class to properly evaluate pupils, maybe a google form or WhatsApp chat, or build a lesson plan, etc. How to flip it before we head into the school. Compared to physical lessons, what to give at home and what to teach in class is different in an online class, said Aditya Natraj, founder and director of the Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF)
GET will have to be embraced as their digital curriculum standard by every school affiliated with the Gujarat state board. It will be a single learning site for everyone for tech-based education. Anyone that wants to subscribe to any other technology provider can do so, but as a guide, not as a guideline. The e-version of NCERT will be Receive. As it evolves, GET will also have the role of regulator. We will also create material to ensure that, across the continuum of schools, it will be acceptable to any single school.