EDUCON-2020 : Virtual International Akhand Conference | UPSC

EDUCON-2020 : Virtual International Akhand Conference | UPSC

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Union Education Minister inaugurates two-day Virtual International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON-2020’

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MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Education
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: Education

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Academicians from across the world to deliberate on Envisioning Education for Transforming Youth to Restore Global Peace

EDUCON-2020 : VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL AKHAND CONFERENCE

OVERVIEW

  • Union Education Minister today inaugurated the two-day Virtual International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON 2020’ through video conferencing.

ORGANISERS

  • This two-day International Conference is being organized by Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) in collaboration with the Global Educational Research Association (GERA) .

THEME 2020

The focal theme of EDUCON-2020 is Envisioning Education for Transforming Youth to Restore Global Peace.

OBJECTIVE

  • This two-day Akhand Conference will pass on the message to the researchers and students across the globe that the research is a 24X7 exercise and requires strong perseverance.

The international conference will help the prospective teachers to become familiar with different technologies

  • Their functioning to bring transformational change in the field of education.
  • Deliberations made during EDUCON2020 by internationally-acclaimed speakers & young researchers will certainly prove to be significant in preparing a roadmap for effective implementation of NEP-2020.
  • Developing necessary skill-set among youngsters to enable them to contribute towards building an AtmaNirbhar Bharat.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • This Conference will provide a platform to researchers and educationists to share their views on drawing strategic-plan for implementing the recommendations of the student-centric National Education Policy-2020.
  • The Conference will focus, from the global perspectives, on various paradigms of NEP-2020.

It is intended to transform the ‘learning system of our nation’ to meet world standard by empowering youth with the global competencies

  • The deliberations of the conference would bridge out the connection between our past heritage and future education system to re-establish Bharat as the Vishwa Guru in the field of education.

FEATURES

  • In this International Conference, scholars from United Kingdom, Canada, Thailand, USA, Australia, Bhutan and India would be continuously discussing on the ten sub-themes.
  • These ten sub-themes will be part of the focal theme ‘Envisioning Education for Transforming Youth to Realize Global Peace’ for 31 hours.

This conference is the first of its kind in India where scholars across the world would be continuously having a non-stop marathon dialogue sessions for 31 hours 

  • Participant will explore the possibilities of the use of ICT in the higher education to promote the equitable quality education in India.

DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Further, the conference will also provide a platform for discussions on emerging trends in education.
  • Scenario of higher education and school education by 2050.

Developing disruptive technologies for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Education, training youth for strategic future jobs in Universities 

  • Skill training programme for future graduates and relevance of ancient education system in 21st century.  

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The minister gave the mantra of ‘Perform, Reform and Transform for successfully implementing all new imperatives of NEP-2020 essential for changing the society and transforming the life of youth for evolving global peace.

NEP emphasizes on the interdisciplinary studies & integrated course curriculum in higher education for wider learning opportunities, with an aim to provide value-based holistic education

  • This policy also considers the need to design framework for extended use of technology in the teaching-learning process, development of online course contents and introduction of Academic Bank of Credits.
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     SOURCES:  THE HINDU IE  PIB  DownToEarth  | EDUCON-2020 : Virtual International Akhand Conference | UPSC 

 

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