Education for Impact : How to solve the 300 million challenge

The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) is organizing a policy workshop by Geeta Dharmarajan on ‘Education for Impact : How to solve the 300 million challenge”. Registration is FREE of cost. However, we have limited seats. Therefore, pre-registration is mandatory.

Session Brief: India has 300 million children in schools today. Of this, 50% of children can not read. Dinosaurian curricula and classroom practices deaden the child’s natural inclination for story; as also their curiosity and ability to absorb new and BIG Ideas — the levers for critical thinking, problem-solving, and engaged learning. All children reading to achieve their potential is the urgent need for India. The workshop aims to discuss a disruptive strategy/plan that is quicker, cheaper, with greater reach into the interiors of India, for large scale impact. The solution must work for children learning in any mother tongues/school language. It should be easy to understand, easy to execute, easy to make into a habit, and easy to assess.

About the Speaker: Bio – Geeta Dharmarajan is a writer, social entrepreneur, and educationist. An award-winning writer for children and adults, she has over 30 years of professional experience having served at the India Today Group of Companies, The University of Pennsylvania and INTACH, before Katha. Her deep interest in how children and communities learn led to her starting Katha in 1988. Her sense of organizational design and pro-poor innovations are the driving force at Katha, and she has to her credit the creation of, inter alia, Katha’s unique story pedagogy and earth-friendly curriculum that help make children families into leaders. She believes that translation is a counter-divisive force in India and has made Katha a respected name in literary translation.

Date: 15 February 2020
Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
Venue: ISPP Campus, B-35, Kiwani’s Limb Centre, 4th Floor, Near Medeor Hospital, Qutub Institutional Area
Register: https://bit.ly/2tIpaMq

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