Technology in education is another area which we need to focus on and internalise.
New Delhi: There is a great scope of learning from countries such as Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan in various areas of education and training, Delhi deputy minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.
He was speaking at the Asian Summit on Education and skills hosted by the Delhi government in the capital. The India Didactics Association (IDA), the exclusive membership association in India for the education and training fraternity has organised the fifth edition of the Asian Summit on Education and Skills (ASES) followed by 10th edition of DIDAC India on Wednesday here.
“Platforms such as ASES and DIDAC India play an important role to promote peer learning among countries and educational institutions which is critical for adopting best practices in education. There is a great scope of learning from our counterparts such as Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan in various areas of education and training. Teacher training is one such aspect that is crucial to improve and maintain the quality of our education system especially, the government school system,” Mr Sisodia said.
“Technology in education is another area which we need to focus on and internalise. We have to find innovative ways to make education fun. In Delhi, we have already cut down the curriculum by 25 per cent to reduce the burden on students,” he added.
DIDAC India - is the annual exhibition and conference and only event in the country for educational material, training and technology-based solutions for all levels and sectors of the Education & Training Industry, a government statement said.
“We are proud to hold ASES in India each year and to witness and discuss the strides that India and its neighbours are taking in developing education for the challenges we face globally,” said Dominic Savage OBE, Director, Education World Forum.