NITI Aayog partners with the Bharti Foundation to launch the Convoke 2021-22 research symposium

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Convoke will provide solutions to improve the quality of education, with a focus on teachers, educators and school leaders across India

Registrations to invite research papers from teachers and principals began from December 9.

NITI Aayog has partnered with the Bharti Foundation – the philanthropic arm of New Delhi-based business conglomerate Bharti Enterprises – to launch Convoke 2021-22, a national research symposium that aims to address the many challenges of transmitting knowledge. ‘education.

The symposium will offer solutions to improve the quality of education with a focus on all teachers, educators and school leaders across India.

Through this platform, teachers, principals and directors of public schools as well as teachers of the Bharti Foundation network will be encouraged to use research-based solutions through a scientific approach and to present their local efforts to improve learning outcomes. .

Convoke 2021-22 has started registrations to invite research papers from teachers and principals / principals from December 9th.

Over the years, teachers have come up with innovative solutions to help support students, even more so during confinement. Thanks to Convoke, they can now share their research micro-articles. These research articles will be analyzed by a panel of educators and the shortlisted will be presented during the “National Research Symposium” scheduled for January 2022.

The launch event was chaired by NITI Vice-President Aayog Rajiv Kumar and attended by numerous representatives of the government agency – including CEO Amitabh Kant and (education) advisor Prem Singh – as well as the co-chair of the Bharti Rakesh Bharti Mittal Foundation and CEO Mamta Saikia.

Representatives from the Union Ministry of Education, the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), officials from state education departments and state councils for Research and education training from all states and union territories also attended the event virtually.

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 identifies teachers and professors as the heart of the learning process. He recommends that teachers be recognized for their new pedagogical approaches that improve learning outcomes in their classrooms. It also recommends developing platforms so that teachers can share ideas and good practices for wider dissemination and replication.

NITI Aayog Education Advisor Prem Singh said, “Convoke will promote the NEP 2020 suggestions on recognizing new teaching approaches that improve learning outcomes in their classrooms. Convoke will help create a culture of using research-based pedagogy to improve learning outcomes in school education.

NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar added: “There is a need to focus on quality as we have achieved near universal access to basic education. This becomes an immediate and paramount task given the regression in learning that has occurred due to the COVID-19 school closures. I hope Convoke becomes a pan-Indian movement to improve learning outcomes through joyful teaching and learning. I call on all those involved in education to make quality education a mission to meet the aspirations of our youth. We also need to focus on preschool education, as a significant number of children do not attend preschool and therefore lag behind in learning outcomes when they enter school.

According to the co-chair of the Bharti Foundation, Rakesh Bharti Mittal, the foundation works to improve the quality of teaching and the learning outcomes of teachers and students in schools. Together, the collaboration will provide a platform for educators to disseminate their knowledge across the country so that the goals set out in NEP 2020 can be achieved with speed and consistency.

Applications for CONVOKE are open. Register via the link below.

https://bhartifoundation.org/convoke/

Last updated on December 11, 2021


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