GUWAHATI – The Assam Don Bosco University in collaboration with Gauhati University and its global partners is hosting an International Conference on Education, from 24 to 26 February 2014 at its Azara Campus. Over 70 scholars and academicians from 26 university colleges are participating at the conference including participants from Ireland, and the Republic of Maldives.
Gracing the inaugural function were Vice Chancellors of Don Bosco and Guwahati Universities along with keynote speaker Dr Garret Campbell CEO of Global Schoolroom and Co-convener Dr Gayatree Goswamee, Head of Education Deptt, Gauhati University.
The “teaching to learning” conference seeks “re-conceptualization of higher education within the emerging environment of ICT: a reference to Northeast India.”
It is designed with three purposes says Conference Convener Dr Paul Pudussery, Head, Education Deptt. Don Bosco University.
First, to understand the present scenario of our education system – a fundamental reconceptualization of what curriculum is, how it functions, and how it might function in emancipatory ways.
Second, to re-conceptualize higher education within the emerging environment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
Third, to understand the developing trend of education – its implications in classroom teaching and learning.
Some 40 scholarly papers will be presented under nine thrust areas to give ample time for discussions and deliberations. The nine technical sessions include: Teaching to Learning; ICT as a Subject and as a Tool; ICT in Pedagogy; Emerging Environment of ICT and its Impact; Education and Psychology; Education & Northeast India; Teacher Education and Northeast India; Education for 21st Century; and Theories of Learning.