Trendspotting: 19 March 2024

19 March 2024 (Tuesday), 7pm Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi “Living Heritage: A Balancing Act Between Preservation and Progress” There are three distinct approaches to heritage conservation. The classical stance champions the preservation of physical fabric in its pristine state. The second approach involves engaging with communities intertwined with heritage, though it risks…

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Natural partners: Building a comprehensive UK-India knowledge partnership

Natural partners: Building a comprehensive UK-India knowledge partnership Jo Johnson, Shashank Vira, Janet Ilieva, Jonathan Adams, Jonathan Grant The Policy Institute, King’s College London & Harvard Kennedy School (9th December 2021)   Rt Hon Jo Johnson is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and President’s Professorial Fellow at King’s College London. Shashank Vira…

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Digital Skills: Increasing Teachers’ Digital Literacy

The Digital Education Futures Initiative, Cambridge (DEFI) and the Cambridge Partnership for Education joined to present digital literacy research.   As education systems and ministries worldwide continue to adapt to the pandemic and its aftermath, it’s clear that digital educational technology (EdTech) is now embedded in mainstream education. This highlights the need for teachers to…

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What does the post-pandemic “new normal” look like in higher education?

The pandemic has caused significant disruption to life as we know it. However, it has also presented us with a unique opportunity to reset global education engagement.   An expert panel led a lively discussion on 6th October 2021 on the following topics: Has the pandemic impacted universities’ education provision and the way they engage…

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Education of Women and its Impact on Climate Change

Occasional Paper: Women and Climate Change Sanah Dewan and Shashank Vira (The Hearth Education Advisors)   In the most impoverished villages around the world, people are looking for solutions that include but are not limited to pollution, poverty, access to clean water and gender inequality. One predominating solution seems to have been disregarded within the…

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