The education system of any society is expected to unfailingly meet the demands of changing societies as well as to be a harbinger of change. The hurtling pace of technological advancements, an increasingly digitalized global society and numerous communication modes have opened up trade markets resulting in proliferation and interchange of services from around the world leading to a more globalized society. Close international links have brought in its wake numerous opportunities and challenges and no school can afford to be out of tune with global forces. New industries, digitalization and knowledge based economies demand imbibing of new skills in educational institutions. A volatile global economy, changing political and social systems and policies impact education systems deeply. Increasing multiculturalism in classrooms demands increased democratic practices in schools and escalating fiscal crises of states imply that schools grapple with diminishing funding and rising education costs.
Globalization has left behind many sizeable pockets of humanity that are still grappling with hunger, illiteracy and marginalization. Countless children who should be in schools are out there on streets, ghettos and slums, trying to eke out a living as child labour and often are victims of malnutrition, human brutality and violence. Different societies are at different points on the development continuum; with ever widening gaps between the two ends. On the one hand, are children grappling with hunger and on the other are children with over-doses of luxury, staggering with obesity and its related medical conditions; at one end schools with barest infrastructure and indifferent teachers and at the other, 3D printers and new methods of teaching-learning. The world is engaged in quests for quality education as the tool that can be a precursor to further technological and cutting edge scientific research, expansions of knowledge economy, sustainable development, as well as bring in social justice and harmony.
At this juncture, every society needs to ask if its education system is on the right course of progression or is contented with past glories. Some nations have chalked out definite goals and plans for meeting challenges of the future; others are trudging along the path of traditional teacher-centric teaching-learning methods of rote memorization. Not that all learning takes place within the portals of a school, yet, often times schools do not recognize and give credit for skills and achievements acquired outside the school. When children become more and more technology-savvy, adept not in merely browsing but also in designing, coding, customizing and creating new software and technologies, sustainability and financial literacy, schools need to move away from standardization that produces standardized output. As learners increasingly tap varied sources of knowledge and skill acquisition, become demanding and confident and move towards a personalized format of self-directed learning, the role of the school as we now know will diminish and they will become hubs which are occasionally visited by students. New sources and methods of learning will engage the brain in new ways causing altered neuroplasticity, resulting effects on human behaviour remain to be seen.
Objectives of the Conference
Sub-themes of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
For Participants within India: Registration fees for accepted papers to be submitted through Demand Draft of Rs. 1,800/- (Rupees One Thousand and Eight Hundred Only), drawn in favour of Principal, SPM College, New Delhi, payable at New Delhi, on or before October 5, 2017.
For Participants from Outside India: Registration fee for foreign nationals is $ 200 (U.S. Dollars) online on the following account:
Name of Account Holder: Principal, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College
Name of the Bank: Indian Overseas Bank
Branch Name: SPM College Branch
Address of Bank: West Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi -110026.
Bank Account Number: 176002000000001
SWIFT Code: IOBAINBB997
IFSC Code/ NEFT/ RTGS: IOBA0001760
MICR No.: 110020043
Account Type: Current Account
The participants must send the details of their online transaction on this email id as soon as the transaction is completed (by October 5, 2017): firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Registration fee (once submitted) will not be refunded after submission.
The Annual Education Conference is a significant milestone for the department. The conference is a venture geared towards creating a platform for the confluence of scholars, academicians, researchers and the student community at large to deliberate upon emergent issues in education. The conference has been held annually since 2014. Each year selected papers from the conference have been published in edited books. The 4th Annual Conference is on the theme Aligning Education Systems to the Challenges of the Future. Papers are invited on several subthemes of the conference.
Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations at the Conference. The abstracts should be submitted within 300 word limit, on or before September 5, 2017. Full Papers must be submitted between 3000-5000 words in English (or Hindi) language, on or before October 16, 2017. Abstracts should contain basic information about the sender including name, designation, institutional affiliation, email id and contact number on the first page. Specifications for the posters will be shared after acceptance of the abstract. Papers must be original work of the author(s) and a certificate to that effect must be emailed along with the paper.
Abstract and Paper must follow APA referencing style with 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman, font size 12 and Hindi font Kruti Dev 010, font size 14. Plagiarism in any form will lead to automatic cancellation of the registration. No TA/ DA will be paid for attending the Conference. Selected papers will be published with an ISBN number. Please submit your abstract and paper on the following email id: email@example.com. In case of any queries, please revert to this email.
Schedule of the Conference
Submission of Abstracts September 5, 2017
Acceptance of Abstracts September 25, 2017
Registration and Fee Submission: October 5, 2017
Submission of Full Paper: October 16, 2017
Conference Dates November 8 – 10, 2017
Conference Organising Team
Chairperson: Principal, Dr. Nita N. Kumar, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College
Convenor: Dr. Sudipta Ghose
Co-Convenor: Dr. Veena Kapur
Secretary: Ms. Nidhi Seth, Ms. Charu Sharma
Treasurer: Dr. Mamta Rajput, Dr. Toolika Wadhwa
About The College & Department
Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women was established in 1969, in the memory of distinguished statesman and academician Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji. The college is home to a highly accomplished faculty and excellent infrastructure that caters to the education of over 3000 students. It offers various undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Humanities and Commerce streams. The College provides an enriching learning environment and is committed to fostering the development of its students into empowered, confident and socially aware women, who are capable of facing the challenges of the modern world.
The Department of Education was established in 1977 and it offers undergraduate and post graduate teacher education programmes- Bachelor’s of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) and Bachelor’s of Education (B.Ed). Since its inception the Department of Education has strived to live up to the college motto "Tejasvi Vadhita Mastu" which in Sanskrit means ---Let our efforts at learning be luminous (-tejasvi) and filled with joy, and endowed with the force of purpose (-vadhita mastu). Ours is a robust department comprising of learned faculty with youthful enthusiasm. The accomplished and dedicated faculty of the department is focused towards preparing strong and empowered individuals who are empathetic and reflective teachers.
Department of Education
Shyama Prasad Mukherji College
University of Delhi
Road No. 57, Punjabi Bagh (W)
The college is well connected by road and the nearest metro station is the Shivaji Park Metro station.
College Website: http://spm.du.ac.in/
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed