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Overview – ISBF & LSE Annual Teachers’ Symposiums

To bring together pioneers and key stakeholders in high school and early higher education, rendezvous about pedagogy and counselling, add greater value to and enhance each other’s abilities, ISBF & LSE joined hands to create ISBF & LSE Annual Teachers’ Symposiums.

2017’s productive discussion on teaching the best practices in Delhi paved path for the theme for 2018-‘The Millennials: Challenges and Opportunities’. Through this, we will engage in discussing the nuances of teaching in contemporary times; for e.g. the challenge posed by e-learning and technology, a distracted audience with a shrinking attention span, confusion around careers arising from being over-informed, the continuing fear of quantitative tools, amongst others. This year, the symposiums are scheduled from 26th March to 3rd April in 7 cities, namely Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Dehradun, Jaipur and Kolkata.

Keynote Address

The Keynote Address will be delivered by Dr James Abdey, Assistant Professorial Lecturer, Department of Statistics, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), on one of the biggest millennial challenges, ‘Are Classrooms Irrelevant?’

Guest Speakers

For each of the 7 cities, we have invited eminent Guest Speakers, who are thought leaders in the fields of education, banking, and government leadership, amongst others. They will deliver a value-add session on how their respective expertise coincides with the challenges and opportunities faced by millennials.

Symposium Itinerary

The symposiums will commence in each of the cities at 9:30 AM and will go on until 2:30 PM. Appended below are more details:

Venue Details Across India
DateCityVenue
26th March 2018MumbaiThe Classique Club, Andheri
27th March 2018BengaluruThe Chancery Hotel, Lavelle Road
28th March 2018HyderabadRadisson, Hitec City
29th March 2018New DelhiIHC, Lodhi Road
31st March 2018DehradunHotel Madhuban, Rajpur Road
2nd  April 2018JaipurHoliday Inn, Sardar Patel Road
3rd April 2018KolkataRadisson, Ballygunge

ISBF & LSE Annual Teachers’ Symposiums 2018 Highlights

Keynote Speaker: Dr James Abdey, Lecturer in Statistics, LSE (Address: Are Classrooms Irrelevant?)

Mumbai, 26th March 2018

Guest Speakers: Dr, Kavita Agarwal, Chairman, MISA ( Address: Do International Curricula Prepare Our Students Better?); Dr Kimberly Dixit, President and Co-Founder, The Red Pen( Address: Is An Information Overload Confusion Millennials’ Career Choices)

Breakaway Session 1: Dr James Abdey, Lecturer in Statistics, LSE (Topic: Maths, Statistics, Economics: Bringing Numbers Alive in the Classroom)

Breakaway Session 2: Dr G.L. Tayal, Dean, ISBF & Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF (Topic: Case Studies: Helping Students Blend Theory & Practice)

Breakaway Session 3: Dr Kimberly Dixit, President and Co-Founder, The Red Pen (Topic: Is an Information Overload Confusing Millennials’ Choices of Careers in Economics, Management & Finance)

Bengaluru, 27th March 2018

Panel Discussion on ‘Keeping Mellinials Excited about Learning: Techniques, Content and technologies in Classroom’: MODERATOR: Mr Venkatesh Srinivasan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Nexus Consulting.

Panellist: Ms Gowri Mahesh, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, learning matters and Mr Nirav Rawell, Opportunity manager, Microsoft.

Breakaway Session 1: Dr James Abdey, Lecturer in Statistics, LSE (Topic: Maths, Statistics, Economics: Bringing Numbers Alive in the Classroom)

Breakaway Session 2: Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF (Topic: Case Studies: Helping Students Blend Theory & Practice)

Breakaway Session 3: Dr G.L. Tayal & Father Benny Thomas, Principal, St. Xaviers (Topic: ‘Creating Environments to Enable Millenials, and Their Teachers, to Unleash Their Potential’)

Breakaway Session 4: Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF (Topic: ‘ISBF Pedagogical Interventions Towards Inculcating and Fostering Spirit of Enquiry’)

Hyderabad, 28th March 2018

Guest Speakers: Dr Geoffrey Fisher, Head, the Aga Khan Academy (Address: ‘Disruptive or Incremental Innovation: Will they meet India’s Future Educational Needs?’)

Breakaway Session 1: Dr James Abdey, Lecturer in Statistics, LSE (Topic: Maths, Statistics, Economics: Bringing Numbers Alive in the Classroom)

Breakaway Session 2: Dr G.L. Tayal, Dean, ISBF & Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF (Topic: Case Studies: Helping Students Blend Theory & Practice)

Breakaway Session 3: Ms Pragati Pandey, Counselor, The Aga Khan Academy (Topic: ‘Is an Information Overload Confusing Millennials’ Choices of Careers in Economics, Management & Finance)

Breakaway Session 4: Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF (Topic: ‘ISBF Pedagogical Interventions Towards Inculcating and Fostering  Spirit of Enquiry’)

Delhi, 29th March 2018

Guest of honour Adress: Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Govt. of India(Topic: The Millenials Challenges and Opportunities)

Breakaway Session 1: Dr James Abdey, Lecturer in Statistics, LSE (Topic: Maths, Statistics, Economics: Bringing Numbers Alive in the Classroom)

Breakaway Session 2: Dr G.L. Tayal, Dean, ISBF & Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF (Topic: Case Studies: Helping Students Blend Theory & Practice)

Breakaway Session 3: Ms Parvin Malhotra, Director, Career Guidance India (Topic: Is an Information Overload Confusing Millennials’ Choices of Careers in Economics, Management & Finance)

Concluding Session : Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF (Topic: ISBF Pedagogical Interventions Towards Inculcating and Fostering  Spirit of Enquiry)

Dehradun, 31st March 2018

Guest Speaker: Matthew Raggett, Headmaster, Doon School (Address: Creating Environments to Enable Millenials, and Their Teachers, to Unleash Their Potential)

Breakaway Session 1: Dr James Abdey, Lecturer in Statistics, LSE (Topic: Maths, Statistics, Economics: Bringing Numbers Alive in the Classroom)

Breakaway Session 2: Dr G.L. Tayal, Dean, ISBF (Topic: Case Studies: Helping Students Blend Theory & Practice)

Breakaway Session 3: Ms Toral Sharan, Career Guidance Counselor, Welham Boy’s School (Topic: Is an Information Overload Confusing Millennials’ Choices of Careers in Economics, Management & Finance)

Concluding Session: Mr Chiraag Mehta, Associate Dean, ISBF (Topic: ISBF Pedagogical Interventions Towards Inculcating and Fostering  Spirit of Enquiry)

Jaipur, 2nd March 2018

Guest Speaker: Lt. Gen. Surendra Kulkarni, Director, Mayo College, Ajmer (Address: Creating Environments to Enable Millenials, and Their Teachers, to Unleash Their Potential)

Breakaway Session 1: Dr James Abdey, Lecturer in Statistics, LSE (Topic: Maths, Statistics, Economics: Bringing Numbers Alive in the Classroom)

Breakaway Session 2: Dr G.L. Tayal, Dean, ISBF (Topic: Case Studies: Helping Students Blend Theory & Practice)

Breakaway Session 3: Mr Chiraag Mehta, Associate Dean, ISBF (Topic: Is an Information Overload Confusing Millennials’ Choices of Careers in Economics, Management & Finance)

Concluding Session: Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor (Topic: ISBF Pedagogical Interventions Towards Inculcating and Fostering Spirit of Enquiry)

Kolkata, 3rd March 2018

Guest Speaker: Ms Susmita Bhatacharya, Ward Councilor, TMC Park Street (Address: Bridging the Generation Gap Between Educators and Youth)

Breakaway Session 1: Dr James Abdey, Lecturer in Statistics, LSE (Topic: Maths, Statistics, Economics: Bringing Numbers Alive in the Classroom)

Breakaway Session 2: Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF (Topic: Case Studies: Helping Students Blend Theory & Practice)

Breakaway Session 3: Dr G.L. Tayal, Dean, ISBF and Father Benny Thomas, Principal, St. Xaviers (Topic: Creating Environments to Enable Millenials, and Their Teachers, to Unleash Their Potential)

Concluding Session: Mr Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF  (Topic: ISBF Pedagogical Interventions Towards Inculcating and Fostering Spirit of Enquiry)