Education department to celebrate iconic week from 17-21 January

Education department to celebrate iconic week from 17-21 January

Hummingbird News Desk

NEW DELHI, 16 JAN: The Department of School Education and Literacy will be celebrating the iconic week under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from 17 – 21 January.

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As part of the iconic week, the department will organize a series of events. These will include a two-day International webinar on Toys and Games to Play, Make and Learn,  27th National Annual Conference of Sahodaya School Complexes and a webinar on Inclusive Education.

The Webinar on Inclusive Education will be organised in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), on 17 January through virtual and physical mode. The theme of the webinar will be ‘Ed Tech start-ups focused on children with special needs’. 

According to the release of the education ministry, CBSE will organize the 27th edition of National Conference of its Sahodaya School Complexes on the theme ‘PUNARNAVA – REDISCOVERY OF INDIA @75’ in collaboration with the Sahodaya School Complex, Gwalior on 17 and 18 January in a hybrid mode. The conference aims to engage participants in co-creating and contributing towards a sustainable future. It also aims at enabling the Principals and Management of CBSE affiliated schools to understand the new policies and innovative practices that have been launched by the Board in pursuance of NEP 2020.

The education ministry stated that a two day International Webinar will be organised on 20th and 21st January, with the aim of rediscovering the role of toys in cognitive development of children and to promote the art of creating toys with help of low/no cost materials which are not only environmentally sustainable but ignite creativity collaboration and problem-solving skills in children.

The ministry also said that during two days of the Webinar, focus will be on different aspects of toys at all stages of school education across all subjects and their mapping; pedagogical implications of toys; toys and games as learning through play and make; living/ local tradition of toy making; courses for designing toys and games as skill courses in school Education etc. The outcome of the Webinar will lay a roadmap for infusion and integration of toys and games in education at all stages.

The release stated that the Department of Higher Education is also being organized from 10th January – 17th January, 2022 under the name ‘National Innovation Week’. The Innovation week highlighted the various initiatives undertaken to spread awareness to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in India.  An E-Symposium on ‘Building Innovation Ecosystem in Educational Institutions’, webinar on cyber security empowerment of Higher Education Institutions, virtual launch of capacity building of faculty as master trainers for Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) as part of Unnat Bharat were organized during the iconic week.

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