Chitkara University and University College of London shares the New Educational Landscape


NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Putting forth its dexterous legacy of globalised, contemporary and pragmatic pedagogical concepts, Education Leadership Centre, an innovative endeavour of Chitkara University put on the dais a collaborative, one of its kind blended learning exposure for the connoisseurs, amateurs and educands of learning. In an inimitable effort a session was organised in the campus of Chitkara International School, where the students of education, teachers, principals and carriers of pedagogy got the humongous opportunity to interact and imbibe from Mr. Max Gordon Coates, Program Leader, Institute of Education, University College London.

Mr. Maxwell Gordon Coates presently is Programme Leader, of MA Leadership in The London Centre for Leadership in Learning, UCL and his work experience boasts prestigious & globally renowned institutions like University of Bristol, Post Graduate School of Education and St. Mary’s University College He has a plethora of work area including leadership, emotional intelligence, academic mentoring and coaching, consultation and educational strategizing.

The session form this representative of the same University College London, which boasts of 32 noble laureates including the likes of Rabindra Nath Tagore, 3 fathers of the nation counting Mahatma Gandhi, the inventor of the telephone- Alexander Graham Bell, the Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo Di-Caprio and one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA as its Alumni, was a platform of knowledge about leadership intricacies, nuances of impact of policy and context on formation of leaders, and motivational aspects regarding changed leadership.

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The exhaustive and enormous session was divided into three stages which became a potent breeding ground of exploration and discussion regarding reformation in brainwork, non-rational acceptance of alteration, novel educational coaching and much more. The attending students of education found the session uplifting, stimulating and were impressed by the consideration of international perspectives, cross-cultural references and study of rational implications for the leadership of change.

Specialists, educational experts, principals, coordinators and senior faculty members of the field were part of the 120 attendees from across the entire region and they found the session to be a substantial cultural immersion of expert thoughts from which every attendee learnt. They shared that the concepts to support and equip leaders in creating learning processes for the future while retaining personal perspective, equanimity and health were percolated. They admitted enjoying stimulated discussion on educational reforms, away from gothic mind-setups and into contemporary paradigms for global and novel stage.

The expert attendees were illuminated by complete range of specially developed activities to help implement personalizing learning in schools. The book deeply peeps into learning and teaching strategies, mentoring programmes, assessments, team development activities against the backdrop of a rapidly changing world. As an expert note, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University added that this endevour is an initiation to introduce blended collaborative learning in a holistic international and exhaustive education environment.

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