What is the news?
NITI Aayog in partnership with Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has launched Convoke 2021-22.
What is Convoke?
CONVOKE is a National Research Symposium for Teachers and Heads of Schools.
Aim: To address challenges in imparting education and strengthening its quality with special focus on all teachers, educationists, heads of schools across India.
Through this platform, School Teachers/ Heads/Principals of Government Schools and teachers from Bharti Foundation network will be encouraged to use research-based solutions through scientific approach. It would showcase their efforts taken at the grass-root level in improving learning outcomes.
What is the significance of this initiative?
Firstly, the initiative will promote the suggestions of the National Education Policy 2020 on recognizing novel approaches to teaching that improve learning outcomes in their classrooms.
Secondly, it will help in creating a culture of using research-based pedagogy to improve learning outcomes in school education.
Thirdly, Teachers over the years have been coming up with innovative solution to help support students and even more during lockdown. Through Convoke they’ll be able to share their micro research papers. The shortlisted Research Papers will be presented during ‘National Research Symposium’ scheduled in January, 2022.
Source: This post is based on the article “NITI Aayog and Bharti Foundation announce the launch of Convoke 2021-22” published in PIB on 10th Dec 2021.