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4 days Residential workshop on School Transformation, 30 Aug – 2 Sep 2018, Goa- Download brochure Goa

Teachers play an important role in shaping the future of the country and hence it’s very important to pay a lot of attention on the quality of teachers churned out every year.

As educational leaders, classroom teachers, students and parents will agree that 21st century teaching carries with it a complicated mix of challenges and opportunities. The fact is that 20th century leaders are teaching 21st century learners and it is clear that the 21st century classroom needs are very different from the 20th century ones.

Some of the biggest challenges for school teachers in 21st century:

  • Are students able to relate academics with real life?
  • Can learning be enjoyable/more enjoyable for the students? (do they love to come or are forced to come to school)
  • Can teachers relate the subjects with student’s passion? (so that child excels in both academics and his passion for Ex. sports or dance etc)
  • Do teachers need to teach or create a learning environment in school?

In present classroom, teachers need to be facilitators of student learning and creators of productive classroom environments, in which students can develop the skills they might need at present and in future.

MindMingle Solution oriented workshops are designed for aspiring teachers to learn interactive and better ways of teaching to meet the challenges of 21st century school education. The workshop is experiential followed by reflection and meta-cognition.

Faculties:

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai is one of the critically acclaimed Heritage Activists, promoting Heritage from past 7 years in South Asia. He is the founder President of Youth for Heritage foundation and Delhi Heritage Photography Club, India’s largest hobby club dedicated towards Heritage with 20,000+ members. His project www.monumentsofdelhi.com has become the most authentic source when it comes to locating hidden monuments in Delhi. Vikramjit has been organizing special sessions known as Heritage Durbars, where famous Authors, Laureates, Archaeologists and Historians from India and Pakistan are invited to share knowledge and experience. Vikramjit is also known for developing techniques for students and teachers, which made history interesting by converging multiple art forms like Poetry, Dance, Painting, Photography and Theatre. He developed courses for Corporate, Managers & Heads on Leadership, which help management learn lessons from past and avoid mistakes that kings have been doing when it comes to team management. Vikramjit is very popular among visitors from various countries. He is a subject matter expert, who is known for his off the beaten path experiences. He is often contacted by visiting explorers, research scholars, archaeologists, scientists, educators, students and those, who want to see the hidden gems of India & Understand the importance of past to create a better future.

Vikramjit’s sessions have been ranked as best by leading newspapers and media channels of India. From Wall Street Journal to India Today, all famous titles have covered his initiatives. With over 60,000 online followers, Vikramjit has already become one of the most sought after personality in the field of Indian Heritage.

Dr. B R Sitaram

  • PhD in Mathematical Physics from the University of Delhi, where he worked on Group Theory and some aspects of Abstract Algebra.
  • Worked as a scientist at the Physical Research Laboratory, carrying out research in Dynamical Systems
  • Worked as Director, Vikram A Sarabhai Community Science Centre.
  • Over the years, he has invented and designed a variety of manipulatives, training teachers in learning how to use manipulatives and experiments, designing projects for PBL, etc
  • He has also designed new algorithms, including a universal divisibility test.
  • He has worked extensively with schools (e.g. Shriram School-Delhi/Gurgaon,Oxford International-Dhaka,The Galaxy Education System-Rajkot, KD Ambani Vidyamandir-Jamnagar and many more)

Ms. Sandhya Sitaram:

  • A gold medalist (M.Sc.) from Bangalore University
  • Taught in MES College, worked in various organiszations, including NIIT as a senior faculty member and Technical Head of the Ahmedabad center
  • She has been running the Thinking Skills Club for over 20 years and has been a pioneer in the use of Computers in Education for children.
  • She has been guiding Maths and Science teachers of International, Central Board and State Board schools on how to make Maths and Science learning experiential, engaging and fun filled for students of grade 1 to 8.

Dr. G.Senthilkumar

  • Founder Director- Helikx: A school for learning disabled
  • Management, Social work graduate from PSG college of Arts and science.
  • D (Need for school social worker in school system).
  • Specialist in Learning disability and holds multi disciplinary teaching methods certificated from university of Kansas, USA and Israel.
  • 15 years of experience in Training and Counseling instrumental in changing more than 500 gifted children to lead their life confidently with new lease of energy and transformed more than 10000 individuals with low confidence to face the world.
  • A pioneer to start an educational institution to help children with Specific Learning difficulties and learning disabilities in Salem district
  • He is a Special Resource Group Committee member for Specific Learning Difficulties of SSA of Tamil Nadu Government.
  • He is a Resource Person to Engineering Colleges and Business Management B Schools on Behavior Management and Psychometric tools.
  • In the year 2012-2013 has won the GOLDEN EDUCATION AWARD from International Institute of Education and Management for outstanding Achievement in Educational field of activities.

Dr. Pascal Chazot

Dr. Pascal Chazot born on 15 July 1955 at Hautmont(France). He is currently an Elected Member of Parliament in France for the French Overseas representing the constituency covering Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives. He is also the founder and Head of School of Mahatma Gandhi International School (MGIS), Ahmedabad.

He is an expert in Education and International Cooperation and a senior French Civil Servant with the French Ministry of National Education. He is also Chairing the National Commission for Training and Employment in France for the Government of France.

He just completed a term as Member of the Education Committee of Board of Governors of the International Baccalaureate Organisation in 2011. Pascal is also a published author, columnist and teacher trainer. He has been a Member of the French diplomatic and consular mission in India, Africa and Nepal.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in Psychology of education, University of Paris.
  • Doctorate of honour in Education from University of Paris (rewarded as best doctoral Research).
  • Doctoral research in Indian System of Medicine, University of Sorbonne, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, College de France, Paris.
  • Phil International relations and comparative psycholinguistics, University of Paris
  • Masters in Sanskrit, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris.
  • Masters in Sciences of Education, University of Paris.
  • Post-graduation degree in Linguistics, French as a Foreign Language, University of Strasbourg.
  • Post graduate degree in Sanskrit, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
  • Post graduate degree in Newari language, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
  • Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and Social Sciences, University of Lille (France).

At Present

  • Trustee, International Education and Research Foundation, Trust settled by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
  • Trustee Sarvodaya International Trust, Gujarat Chapter.
  • Member, Research Laboratory in psychology EXPERICE, University Paris 13.
  • Member of International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES), with Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, USA.
  • Member of Education Committee of Board of Governors of the International Baccalaureate (IBO) Geneva (2008-2011)
  • Member of Parliament for the French Overseas ( 2007-2014).

Some of the pedagogical training and training of trainers conducted:

  • Whole school MYP training (IBO) of teachers of Kodaikanal International School, India, April 2005.
  • Whole school MYP training (IBO) of teachers at Adelaide, Australia, February 2005.
  • MYP workshop at Atlanta, USA, July 2004.
  • Workshop on teaching methodology at Port Blair, India, June 2004.Workshop at the IBO world conference for the Head of Schools on “Research into practice – Pedagogical implications” Mumbai, March 2004
  • Presentation for all Principals of Chinmaya Mission schools in India at Mumbai, February, 2004
  • Whole school MYP training (IBO) of teachers of Phnom Penh International school, Cambodia, January 2004
  • Whole school MYP training (IBO) of teachers of Chinmaya International Residential School, Coimbatore, January 2004
  • Training of MYP school (IBO) Overseas School of Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 2003
  • Workshop on methodology in language teaching for resource persons at Ambaji, Gujarat, December 2003
  • In-house workshops in methodology at Choithram School, Indore, April 2003
  • Whole school MYP Training of teachers of Chinmaya International Residential School, Coimbatore, January 2003.
  • In-house, MYP workshops at Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad, 2000 to 2003
  • Training of Indian Government officers (IAS, District Education Officers and Principals in Gujarat) in pedagogy and methodology, March 1997.
  • Training of teachers at French Cultural Centre, Oran, then at Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad. Several trainings conducted to this effect in India, in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and also in Paris from 1987 to 1996.
  • National Teachers training programme organised by French Embassy & UGC India, June 1996.

Books & Publications:

  • “Clay Cures”, Ahmedabad, Mapin, 2006 (co-author with Anju Musafir)
  • ‘Cahiers Pedagogiques’, Therapeutic effect of education in La Souffrance, Paris, 2003.
  • ‘Cahiers Pedagogiques’, Maths, Rivers and Gods in Esprit Critique, Paris, 2000.
  • Parlons népali“, Paris, L’Harmattan, 1996 : method of learning an Asian language, Nepali.
  • Dictionnary French-Nepali, edition in devanagari, presses hyporéalistes, Kathmandu, 1984.
  • Dictionnary French-Nepali, Edition in translitteration, presses hyporéalistes, Kathmandu, 1987.
  • Article in the revue “horizon” : mythe et transmission populaire, le cas de la Licorne, CCF Kathmandu, 1981.
  • Musafir, A, Chazot, P. & al., Maupassant ni kathau, (“stories by Maupassant” in gujarati), G. S. T. Ed., Ahmedabad, 1993.
  • Dharmaguruju, B. Chazot, P., Alsop, I., nityacar vidhi, (in nepali), Manjushri press, Kathmandu, 1985.

Ms. Anju Musafir

Born in Bhavnagar in 1967, based in Ahmedabad (India), working in the field of education with more than 20 years experience in teaching both adults and children. Subjects taught include French, English Literature, Theatre and Theory of Knowledge. Vast experience in teacher training at national and international level, journalism, television presenter, script-writer, conducting workshops for parents, giving presentations and trainings on education. She is the Founder of Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad.

Educational Qualifications :

  • Doctorate in Education, King’s College, London (ongoing since 2012)
  • Masters in Sciences of Education from University of Paris 13, 1996.
  • Licence FLE (Teaching French as a Foreign Language) University of Strasbourg, 1994.
  • Master of Arts in English from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts, St. Xaviers College, Ahmedabad, 1987

Awards:

  • ‘Rashtriya Gaurav Award’ 2014 by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.
  • ‘Glory of India Gold Medal’ 2014 International Institute of Success Awareness, New Delhi.
  • Best Citizen of India Award, 2015, India Publishing House, New Delhi

Some of the pedagogical training and training of trainers conducted:

  • Teacher training in Experiential Learning, J.K.G Higher Secondary School, Ghaziabad, March, 2015
  • Teacher training seminar, GCERT, September 2013, Gandhinagar
  • Seminar, Knowledge Research Development Work Group, August 2013, New Delhi
  • Seminar, Knowledge Research Development Work Group, March 2012, New Delhi
  • Teacher Training, Bangalore International School, 2012, Bangalore
  • Seminar on Indian Education, University of Montreal, Canada, 2010
  • Parenting Workshops for Ahmedabad Mirror, Ahmedabad, (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
  • Lecture -‘Indian Women: Cultural representations through iconography, arts and cinema’, H.L. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad, 2008
  • Member, Consultative Committee Meeting for Teacher training, NCERT, 2007
  • Teacher training in methodology for teachers of upcoming International School in Maharashtra, 2007
  • Workshop on communication in the Indian context for volunteers of Indicorps, Ahmedabad 2006
  • Teacher Training for the IBO, Murray Bridge Schools, Australia, 2005
  • Teacher training for the IBO, Kodaikanal International School, 2005
  • TeacherTraining for the IBO for teachers of American Public Schools across the United States, held at Atlanta International School, Atlanta, USA, 2004
  • Teacher training for Gujarat Higher Secondary Education Board, Gandhinagar, 2004
  • Teacher Training for Resource Persons, Gujarat Council for Education Research and Training (GCERT), Gandhinagar, 2004
  • Teacher Training for Port Blair International School, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar, 2004
  • Workshop at the IBO world conference for the Head of Schools on “Research into practice – Pedagogical implications” Mumbai, 2004
  • Presentation for all Principals of Chinmaya Mission schools in India at Mumbai, 2004
  • n-service training in active learning and curriculum framework conducted for teachers of Chinmaya International Residential School, Coimbatore, 2004
  • In-service training for the MYP (IBO) conducted for the Overseas School, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2003
  • Workshop on methodology in language teaching for Secondary teachers of Government schools across the state, organised by the Commissioner Higher Education, held at Ambaji, Gujarat, 2003
  • In-house workshop in methodology at Chinmaya International Residential School, Coimbatore, 2003
  • Teacher Training for the Middle Years Programme for the IBO, Choithram International School, Indore, 2003
  • Presentation Seminar on competency based syllabus organised by Gujarat Council for Education Research and Training at Baroda, 2003
  • Presentation Seminar on competency based syllabus organised by Gujarat Council for Education Research and Training at Bhavnagar, 2003
  • Presentation Seminar on competency based syllabus organised by Gujarat Council for Education Research and Training at Ahmedabad, 2003
  • Presentation Seminar on competency based syllabus organised by Gujarat Council for Education Research and Training at Ahmedabad, 2003
  • Presentation Seminar on competency based syllabus organised by Gujarat Council for Education Research and Training at Surat, 2003
  • Workshop on methodology in language teaching at District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Patan, 1999
  • Workshop on methodology in language teaching at District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Gandhinagar, 1999
  • Workshop on The Alchemy of the learning process, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 1998.
  • Workshop on Methodology at the National Institute of Leadership in Public Administration (NILPA) Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 1998.
  • Exposé on audio-visuel techniques & group participation at the University of Paris 13, 1997.
  • Workshop on Communicative approach to teaching, at “Ecole Aujourd’hui”,Paris, 1997.
  • Workshop on Education Methodology for District Education Officers, Administrators organised by the Commissioner of Higher Education, held at Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad, 1997
  • National Training programme on French as a Foreign Language at Hyderabad, June 1996.
  • Communicative methodology for teaching French, Alliance Francaise, Chandigarh, 1996
  • Workshop on Communicative Techniques by French Embassy in India, Pune 1992.

Professional certification:

  • Certified Coach Teaching for Understanding course (TFU), Harvard University, 2007
  • Continuing education Training in Mind, Brain and Education programme by Harvard graduate school of Education, Boston USA, 2005.
  • Middle Years Programme Leader Workshop Training by the IBO, Adelaide, 2002
  • Didactics & Teaching aids, University of Strasbourg, France 1994 (French Govt. Scholarship)
  • National Training Programme on Evaluation NCERT, Mahabaleshwar (India), 1993.
  • Methodology in Language teaching, Brest, France, 1991 (French Govt. scholarship)
  • Teaching techniques, Vichy, France 1987 (French Govt. Scolarship)

Publications:

Journals

  • Musafir, A., Chazot, P., Therapeutic Effects of Education in ‘Cahier Pedagogiques’ special issue: La Souffrance, Paris, 2003

Books

  • Musafir, A. Parenting for Teens in Modern Times, Westland, New Delhi, (2013)
  • Musafir, A.. “Education” in Les Dix Avatars de L’Inde, eds. Karine Bates, Mathieu Boisvert, Serge Granger and Christophe Jaffrelot, Les Presses de l’Universite de Montreal, (for publication September 2013)
  • Editing of Think Everest Karwal, Atul. Karwal, Anita. Viva Publications, New Delhi, 2011
  • Musafir, A.. Chazot, P., Clay Cures, Mapin, Ahmedabad 2006
  • Musafir, A. & al., Maupassant ni Kathao, G.S.T. Ed, Ahmedabad, 1993

Textbooks

  • Musafir, A ., & al., English Textbook Standard 10, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat. Gandhinagar, 2006
  • Musafir, A.,& al., English Textbook Standard 9, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2005
  • Musafir, A.,& al., English Textbook Standard 8, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2005
  • Musafir, A.,& al., English Textbook Standard 4, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2004
  • Musafir, A.,& al., Teacher’s Manual, English, Standard 4, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2004
  • Musafir, A.,& al., English Textbook Standard 3, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2003
  • Musafir, A.,& al., English Textbook Standard 2, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2002
  • Musafir, A.,& al., Teacher’s Manual, English, Standard 2, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2002
  • Musafir, A.,& al., English and Environment Textbook Standard 1, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2001
  • Musafir, A.,& al., Teacher’s Manual, English and Environment Standard 1, Gujarat Text Book Board, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 2001

Other works in Education Field

  • Script-writer, Subject Expert and Presenter for educational films made by the Educational Media Research Centre (EMRC)
  • Script-writer and subject expert of educational film “Multiple Intelligences”, produced by EMRC, Gujarat, 2008
  • Script-writer and subject expert of educational film “Active learning methodology”, produced by EMRC, Gujarat, 2008
  • Script-writer and subject expert of educational film “Towards a child- centric learning”, produced by EMRC, Gujarat, 2008
  • Script-writer and subject expert of educational film “Use of resources”, produced by EMRC, Gujarat, 2008
  • Script-writer, subject expert, presenter of educational film “Holistic Learning”, produced by EMRC Gujarat, 2008
  • Script-writer and subject expert of educational film “Teachers Competencies and Methodology”, produced by UNICEF, Gujarat, 1999
  • Columnist with Ahmedabad Mirror on Educational and Counseling issue from 2008 till date
  • Moderator for Middle Years Programme, IBO 2005-2008
  • Member of the AIR committee, 2005 to 2007
  • Columnist with “The Asian Age” on Educational issues 1998-2000
  • Director of Studies and teacher at Alliance Française d’Ahmedabad