12 Apr 2019 19:16 IST

Educationists to discuss ‘future-proof learning’

ISBF, Delhi to host symposium with London School of Economics on pedagogical practices

The fourth ISBF & LSE Annual Teachers’ Symposiums, a collaborative effort between the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and its Featured Teaching Institution (FTI), and New Delhi-based Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), will be held on April 15.

The event will take place at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The discussion will be on “Empowering Post-Millenials by Future Proofing Learning and Counselling.” This will be the first of the four deliberations, to be held between April 15 and April 18, and will be followed by symposiums in Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad.

The symposium in Delhi will also have a panel discussion on “Deeper Industry-Academia Integration – a Pre-requisite for Quality Human Capital.” The panelists include Dr James Abdey, Associate Director, University of London International Programmes; Dr Pronab Sen, LSE professor and former Principal Economic Advisor to the Government of India; Vimlendu Jha, Founder of Sweccha India, an environment and education initiative, and Nilay Arun, the ET Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2018.

Counselling is important

Dr Abdey will deliver the address, focusing on the pedagogical and counselling practices that can equip graduates with future-proof skill-sets.

Dr Jitin Chadha, Founder and Director of ISBF, said: “We expect that the interaction between the city’s top high school educators, led and guided by the experts, will add great value and help graduates tackle the vicissitudes of an increasingly unpredictable world of work.”

Representatives of prominent educational institutions, such as GD Goenka Public School, New Delhi, Manav Rachna International School, Gurgaon, and Delhi Public School will participate..

Classroom pedagogy, career choices

The morning sessions on embedding employability skills in classroom pedagogy will be led by Dr Abdey, and another on psychological and career choice-related challenges faced by post-millennials by Pervin Malhotra, one of the city’s leading career counsellors.

Th sessions in the afternoon will see a hands-on exchange of participatory teaching, learning and assessment of best practices among educators and of career opportunities in economics, management, finance and data science.

The day-long event will end with a presentation by ISBF on LSE-driven pedagogical interventions that have helped inculcate a spirit of enquiry and deep learning among students, following LSE’s motto of “to know the causes of things.”