Pune, 10th October 2022: Symbiosis Law School, Pune (SLS Pune) have incorporated 21st Century Skills which have the potential to revolutionize the Indian system of pedagogy and is in par with the National Educational Policy 2020.
Under the aegis of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU), SLS Pune is initiating a Erasmus+ CBHE Project, “Teacher training with specialization on life and information technology skills.” This project aims to carry forward the concept of 21st Century Skills that are key for creating an impact on the education system of its Asian partner countries India, China and Cambodia.
Under the project, the module prepared by the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) on Critical Thinking Skills and Collaborative Problem-Solving Skills also strives to bring back the indigenous Indian tenets of teachings, especially from the ‘Nyaya school of thought’ and Gandhian perspectives.
SLS Pune is currently hosting the 2nd Study Visit under the project in which the university leaders from all the partner organisations will participate in the project meetings and conduct training programmes from the 10th to the 15th of October 2022.
The participating organisations of this project are:
1. PANEPISTIMIO IOANNINON (UOI), University of Ioannina, Greece –Coordinator
2. Klaipeda University (KU), Lithuania
3. Novel Group Sarl (Novel Group), Luxembourg
4. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU], India
5. BANASTHALI VIDYAPITH, India
6. Southwest university, China
7. Shenzhen Polytechnic, China
8. Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia
9. University of Battambang, Cambodia
The study visit will include the pilot testing of the module with selected school teachers in Higher education and University faculty members and students. It will discuss topics such as Theatre, collaborative problem-solving, around contemporary issues of climate change, inter-continental child abduction, migrant issues, refugees among others.
Resource persons and speakers will include higher education policy leaders such as Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro Chancellor, SIU, Dr. Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General of Association of Indian Universities and other experts such as Dr. Katerina Plakitsi, European Commission Officials, Dr. Sophia Gaikwad, Dr. Madan, Dr. K Parameswaran, Dr. S. Shireshi, Ms. Tanuja and Dr. Gargee Mitra.
SLS Pune is setting up a 21st Teach Skills Lab at its institute in Viman Nagar, which will be used to train various teachers in the modules that are being created under the project.