Higher education in India draws heavily from the “instructional” methods of where single directional communication, rote learning, primacy of examination, low feedback, and discipline oriented learning has primacy over problem solving, collaborative learning and research thinking (i.e., learning to ask the right questions). Ahmedabad University is a strong proponent of active and experiential learning. We believe that in the light of rapid technological and social change, the only way to prepare students to address complex challenges that the societies around the world face is through ways of thinking, ways of doing, ways of connecting ideas and ways of becoming. In other words, become reflective problem solvers and collaborative learners in a real world environment.
Whether it is our experiential learning pedagogy (ENABLE), the Independent Study Period, or the Foundation Studios, we have been pioneering a new age of learning at the university level in India.
Two crucial pillars of this thinking are:
Ahmedabad Learning Dialogues aims to bring together thought leaders in higher education, experimenters in the area of learning, and change makers at the university to not only share their personal stories and pedagogical experiments but also to engage in a critical conversation on how and why higher education needs a change. The conference will see participation from academia, researchers, technologists, and experts who will exchange best practices and share experiences about aspects of innovative teaching and learning experiments with a special focus on interdisciplinarity.
Who should attend?
Educators and/or researchers with a strong commitment to active pedagogy and experimentation.
Faculty designing experiments for institutions and students who want to carry forward this philosophy of change in their own contexts.
University leaders who are looking to bring change in the learning ambience of their institutions.
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