Equity in Education: Technology

India education - technology

Online panel event.


Asia Education Foundation (AEF) and Australia India Institute (Aii), Delhi are pleased to announce a series of virtual events exploring Equity in Education: Shared Perspectives between India and Australia. Over the coming months, join AEF, Aii, Delhi, and a series of specialists to discuss three key determinants for Equity in Education in Australia and India; Technology, Gender, and Wellbeing.

Event One: Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed education and the communities it serves in a multitude of ways.

This event will be divided into two 40-minute panel discussions; first between leading educators and second between industry leaders from India and Australia. Each panellist will share their direct experiences, insights, and key analysis of how technology has become a defining factor in modern education, including how the pandemic has brought that stark reality to the surface.

The first panel will explore stories from schools. Panellists will share detailed insights, experiences, opportunities, and challenges as a result of COVID-19.

School panellists are:

Malini Narayanan – Chairperson, National Progressive Schools’ Conference (NPSC), Principal, Army Public School Shankar Vihar;

Ranjitsinh Disale – Zilla Parishad Primary School, Paritewadi, Maharashtra, India;

Meredith Clencie – Campus Principal, The Grange P-12 College, VIC;

Helen Koziaris – Principal, South Oakleigh College, VIC.

The second panel will explore the wider impact of COVID-19 and the analysis of key data with regard to the role of technology within equity and what this means for education moving forward.

Industry panellists are:

Dr Vinnie Jauhari – Director of Education Advocacy, Microsoft;

Kiran Bhatty – Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research India;

Suzanne Cridge – Director of Education, Social Ventures Australia;

Wee Tiong Seah – Associate Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, at The University of Melbourne.

This event will be co-Moderated by Tanya Spisbah – Director, Australia India Institute Delhi and Hamish Curry – Executive Director, Asia Education Foundation at Asialink, The University of Melbourne.

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