The 19th National Summit on Quality in Education hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry – Institute of Quality was recently held in Bangalore.

Themed ‘Preparing Thinking Institutions for the Knowledge Era’, the summit witnessed deliberations on various aspects of quality in education.

Mr. Ajay Seth, IAS, Principal Secretary – Primary & Secondary Education, Government of Karnataka, said that the need of the hour for the education sector in the country is to convert the huge demographic dividend into a demographic opportunity.

Mr. Anil Kher, Co-Chair, CII Primary Education Council 2016-17, in his address said that investment in a child is precious.  Teachers need to be given clear and achievable objectives if the learning outcome is to be measurable.

He advocated an amendment to section 24C of the RTE act to guarantee minimum level learning to every student to be enforced by the head of the educational system.

The sessions saw Mr Sandeep Menon from Rishi Valley emphasizing on the seamless integration of pedagogy with technology.

The second day saw very interactive master classes on the following topics: Invoking the Culture of ‘Change’ in Institutions, Integrated Learning for all kinds of learners in Class, Creating a value base in School through Cinema as a Medium and Language as a tool for transformation in the 21st century: The Way Forward by experts.

Source: The Hindu