Derek O’Brien Discussed Changing Paradigms in School Education at Conclave Organized by Pearson India



Pearson India hosted a conclave for eminent educationists and heads of institutes in Kolkata. The event witnessed participation from Principals, HODs and key decision makers for schools who discussed the changing paradigms in school education and how they are adapting to the changes. Some of the aspects discussed included changes in curriculum, assessment through exams and emergent trends in classroom teaching. Renowned quizmaster and author, Mr. Derek O’Brien graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and was joined by Ramananda S, Vice President – K12 Sales from Pearson India.

A panel discussion on the “Latest Trends in Indian School Education” was conducted with panelists including, Ranjan Mitter – Principal- Future Foundation School, IIM-C faculty, Rupa Sanyal – Principal-South Point school, Rita Banerjee – Teacher and resource person from Carmel High School, Irene Saha – Principal Features Writer cum Copy Editor for a leading English daily. The moderator of the panel discussion was Dr. Paromita Mitra Bhowmik- leading clinical psychologist and learning development coach, Pearson editor and content reviewer.

Chief Guest Derek O’Brien showcased his book series ‘Know and Grow with Derek’. The series, targeted at students in Classes 1 to 8, is aimed at addressing and enhancing four vital traits of student life: personality development, life skills, general awareness and creativity and thinking skills. The book is a scientifically designed interactive program, which uses innovative mathematical tools to successfully help students in developing their personality and creativity.

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