Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) will organize a workshop for school teachers, principals and educationists, 'Leading Schools'. The three-day workshop is scheduled to commence from May 16 to 18, 2013 in New Delhi. As per sources, this is the fourth of the series of workshops being held. The earlier ones were held at Kozhikode, Hyderabad and Dubai.
The main idea behind organizing such a workshop namely ‘Leading Schools’ programme is to make Indian educational leaders acquainted with the world's best practices in creating centers of excellence; understanding self to improve effectiveness; expanding the horizon of perception and nurturing effective learning in the classrooms.
The workshop is encouraged by the vision of Debashish Chatterjee, director, IIM Kozikode. Mr Chatterjee in a statement has said that “The best of India must take care of the rest of India. He added that IIMK seeks to essentially mould education policies that open the door of education excellence to the underprivileged and un-reached communities.
Mr Chatterjee has said that this workshop is an illustration of the fact that the future of our country is being shaped in our classrooms. He said that the workshop is a assurance of reinventing teaching and learning excellence by encouraging schools to move away from the old-fashioned approach of teaching to a text toward learning in context.
Furthermore, he mentioned that technology is fast changing the way the younger generation receives information and teacher's today will have to adapt to their new learning environment. As a result, teachers are required need to be oriented towards realization that India is emerging as a global power, and the future generation and leaders are under their stewardship in the classrooms of today.