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Education 2025: Student First!
20 December 2013, Multi Purpose Hall, India International Centre, New Delhi, India
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Time Session Details
9:00 am - 10:00 am Registration and Tea
10:00 am - 10:30 am Welcome and Opening Address

- Baishali Bomjan, Centre for Civil Society
- Ankur Shah, Centre for Civil Society
10:30 am -12:30 pm
Panel I: Vision 2025 : Changing the Paradigms of Education
The first session will explore the vision of education that leaders hold for the future and ask the critical questions: Who should provide education? What kind of education should we impart? How should we impart this education? Representatives from civil society organisations and the government, along with school leaders will examine whether today’s education system is equipped to meet the growing aspirations of young India, how we can provide education with equity; and the role of technology in classrooms of the future.

Chair: Premila Nazareth, Independent Consultant

- Kalp Patel and Advait Shroff, Riverside School
- Maya Menon, Teacher Foundation
- Ajith Basu, Agastya International Foundation
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Panel II: Practice 2025: Teaching for Understanding
What kind of pedagogy and infrastructure do we require to achieve Vision 2025? This session will focus on innovative developments and best practices in education today in the areas of curriculum setting, methods for student assessments, classroom innovations, teacher training, school financing models and alternative methods of imparting education all of which will aid our movement towards this vision.

Chair: Meeta Sengupta, Centre for Education Strategy

- Ashish Rajpal, XSEED
- Vibha Parthasarathi, Prominent Indian Educationist
- Isabel Sutcliffe, Pearson Education (India)
- Unmesh Brahme, Room to Read
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tea
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Panel III: Action Plan 2025: Rethinking Policy
Can the current education policy framework of India deliver on this vision? This session will aim to understand the current policies that we have in place, their implications for the education space and the gaps in the system, with emphasis on the need to focus more on outcomes that inputs to education. Policy makers, researchers and private school owners will deliberate on the reforms required to achieve Vision 2025.

Chair: Shekhar Shah, National Council of Applied Economic Research

- Karthik Murlidharan, University of California
- Amit Kaushik, Ab Initio Consulting
- Ramya Venkatraman, McKinsey and Company
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registrations and Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner  Talk

- Amitav Virmani, ARK will introduce the Keynote Speaker
- Keynote Speaker: Ashish Dhawan, Central Square Foundation
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