“We cannot escape from technology; it’s an integral part of education now,” says Hema Harchandani, Founder & Managing Director, Canvas International School, Delhi, in an Interview with Pratik Ghosh, Content Writer, ArdorComm Media Group at the ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ #ELSANewDelhi #ELSAGurugram
How are you feeling to witness the New Normal Education Leadership Summit and Awards in Delhi?
The summit is very exciting, and I think we should keep doing these kinds of conferences because it’s an opportunity for every educator to come together on one forum and discuss their experiences in running their schools. We can share how we are implementing learning-based programs and developing knowledge and skills. It’s wonderful, and I’m enjoying it.
The theme of our event is India Vision 2030. According to you, what should be the vision for the school education sector going down the line?
We have to understand that schools need to create a value system aligned with the goals for 2030 because we are shaping the leaders of the future. The processes and systems must be clearly defined. We need to follow a curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration. The education system should be learner-centric, and teachers should continuously upskill to ensure our children are future-ready for 2030.
What’s your take on the implementation of technologies like AI, VR, and MR in education?
We cannot escape from technology; it’s an integral part of education now. However, it should be implemented in a blended learning process, both inside and outside the classroom. We need to strike a balance. We cannot tell the new generation to stay away from technology; instead, we should adapt and use it to enhance their learning experiences.
This forum brings together education leaders, EdTech players, and the government. How does this benefit the education sector?
This kind of forum is very beneficial because it brings together different educators, government representatives, and tech companies. It provides an opportunity to learn from each other. We can incorporate new ideas and technologies into our curriculum and education systems. It’s a platform where we can all learn and grow together.
Any message for ArdorComm Media Group on its 2nd?
Congratulations to Chandan and the entire team. You guys are working hard, so keep doing what you’re doing, and keep inviting us to these events.