Past Conferences 2015

Programme And Theme

DAY 1 : Thursday, 10 September

THEME: EDUCATION WE WANT

8:00 to 8:30 : REGISTRATION
8:30 to 9:30 : INAUGURAL SESSION
  • Welcome of the Chief Guest
  • Prayers
  • Lighting of the lamp
  • Visual Media Presentation on Ed-Leadership (video)
  • Welcome and Introduction of Speakers
9:30 to 10:30 : ICE BREAKING
10:30 to 12:30 : PANEL DISCUSSION : CREATING POSITIVE SCHOOL CULTURE / PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOL SUCCESS
 
  • Vicki Zakrzewski, Education Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California at Berkeley
    Using the science of a meaningful life to build a positive school culture.
  • Shun Wing NG, Professor, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, Hong Kong Institute of Education
12:30 to 13:30 PRESS CONFERENCE AND GROUP PHOTOGRAPH
13:30 to 14:15 LUNCH
14:15 to 15:15 INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
 
  • Sharing by Principals attending the Conference
    Chaired by Ms Seetha Murty, Principal Silver Oak School, Bangalore
15:15 to 15:45 PRESENTATION OF VALUES
15:45 to 17:00 SIMULTANEOUS SESSIONS
17:30 to 18:30 LESSONS FROM PISA AND ITS IMPLICATION
  Andreas Schleicher, Architect of PISA Examinations
18:30 MUSICAL EVENING BY THE POOL SIDE FOLLOWED BY DINNER
   
   

DAY 2 : FRIDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER

THEME: NEXT BEYOND THE BEST

8:00 to 8:30 : ASSEMBLY
8:30 to 11:15 : PANEL DISCUSSION: FINLAND & ITS MOST RECENT INNOVATIONS
 
  • Irmeli Halinen, Head of Curriculum Development, Finnish National Board of Education, Finland
    Finnish education system and curriculum reform - building the future
  • Mari-Paullina Vainikainen, Project Manager, Centre for Educational Assessment, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Learning to learn, critical thinking and assessment in the new curriculum
  • Pirjo Koivula, Counsellor of Curriculum Development, Finnish National Board of Education, Helsinki, Finland
    How to support learning - new curricular guidelines and challenges
    Chaired by Prof Geeta Kingdon, Chair, Education Economics and International Development, London University, UK
11:15 to 13:15 : LEADING WITH A NEW VISION OF EDUCATION
 
  • Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Founder Manager, City Montessori Schools
  • Dr Fred Mednick, Founder, Teachers Without Borders, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education
13:15 to 14:00 : ALL RELIGIONS PRAYER
14:00 to 14:45 : LUNCH
14:45 to 16:45 : PANEL DISCUSSION : ADDRESSING LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN ICELANDIC SCHOOLS, CREATING INCLUSIVE LEARNING SPACES
 
  • Hanna Ragnarsdottir, Professor, School of Education, University of Iceland
  • Susan Rafik Hama, Ph.D. Student, School of Education, University of Iceland
16:45 to 18:00 : DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY IN EDUCATION
 
  • Dr Sunita Gandhi, Ph.D., Cambridge University, UK, Convenor, Ed Leadership
18:00 : CULTURAL EVENING - AWADH KI SHAAM
19:00 : DINNER BY THE POOL SIDE

SATURDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER

THEME: SERVICE LEARNING

7:30 to 8:00 : REGISTRATION
8:00 to 9:45 : INAUGURAL SESSION
 
  • Welcome and Lighting of the Lamp
  • Assembly
  • Address by, Shri Alok Ranjan, Chief Secretary, UP
9:45 to 11:45 : PANEL DISCUSSION
 
  • Illiteracy and the Role of Education, anchored by Dr Sunita Gandhi
11:45 to 12:00 : GLOBAL DREAM, AN INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO
12:00 to 13:00 : Rina Ray: Policy Implications, Anchored by G.B. Pattanaik
13:00 to 14:00 : LUNCH
14:00 to 14:30 :  
 
  • Cultural Presentation and Video
  • Launching of the Global Dream Mobile App
14:30 to 15:15 : CSR and Media Panel
15:15 to 16:15 : HONORING CEREMONY
 
  • Shabana Azmi
    CATEGORY A Innovation in Process Fellowships and Awards
    CATEGORY B Global Dream Participation Awards
  • Principals
  • Schools
  • Coordinators
16:15 to 16:45 : FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS
16:45 to 17:30 : VOTE OF THANKS
 
  • By Dr Mrs Bharti Gandhi, Child Psychologist
17:30 : SITE SEEING AND SHOPPING
 
  • Buses depart by 6:00. Please board the buses by 5:45 pm.