LearnShift India (LSI) brings together a passionate group of individuals who are keen to share ideas, build networks and work together to densure lasting educational change. Curated by Avnita Bir (director-principal, R. N. Podar School) and Dr. Simon Breakspear, since its inception in 2012, it is aimed at involving a diverse gathering of high-level leaders, thinkers and pioneers who seek to push beyond the current educational paradigm and harness new approaches that deliver better learning for all young people.
LearnShift 2016 took place on November 8 & 9 with a special focus on schools that have an agile mindset, that want to ‘get better all the time’ and relentlessly find new and better ways of improving student learning.
As the rate of change outside of education continues to speed up, school leaders must develop strategies, cultures, and tools to enable their educators to innovate and create learning that is more personalised, collaborative, and deep. Agile Schools are dynamic learning organisations that are able to continuously adapt and respond to change as it happens.
The two day conference saw participation from over a 100 practitioners across schools such as The Bombay International School, Delhi Public School (Navi Mumbai), The Orchid School (Pune), The American School of Bombay, Heritage School (Delhi), HLC International (Chennai) and Riverside School (Ahmedabad) amongst thirty other leading schools in the Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network in India. The panel discussion on the draft New Education Policy also invited thoughts and ideas from school students, liberal public policy think tanks such as Centre for Civil Society, ex-defense personnel and education consultants and trainers such as Teacher Foundation & MindSprings.
The event has been covered by EducationWorld in an article which you can read here.
Also do read this article entitled “LearnShift India 2016 Building an Agile Practice and Culture” in The Progressive School, here.