Academic Activities at GRAAM
Third State Level Teachers Conference on Experiential Research
GRAAM organised a two-day Teachers’ Conference on 5th and 6th February, 2020 at the Central Training Institute, Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) Complex, Dr. M H Marigowda Road, Bengaluru. This was the third Conference conducted by GRAAM with an overall objective of providing a common platform to the teachers, educationists, academicians and the administrators to discuss and exchange their views and experiences and bring out an implementation strategy for overall development of education in the state. Besides, the teachers got an opportunity to highlight and discuss the positive aspects of the advocacy movement being implemented by GRAAM.
During the Inaugural address, Chief Guest Dr. K. G. Jagadeesh, IAS, said that the government’s aim is to reach education to all the citizens. While planning at the macro level, micro issues sometimes get over looked. An experiential research conference like this could give ground level insights. Speaking about Sugamya Shiksha program, Dr. Jagdeesh mentioned that this GRAAM’s programme is unique because it marches towards bringing a holistic intellectual growth in children which takes education further from the academic credentials. This is important as only then can we create a generation that takes up the civic responsibility to become informed citizens. As part of the valedictory session, themes such as clusterization of schools, extension of Right to Education to children as early as 3 years old, bridging the gap between being skilled and being educated and thereby suggested a change in approach towards education as ‘skilled education’, etc.