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On the 26th and 27th of November 2021, Chitkara University, Punjab, hosted the EDUREFORM First Empowerment Camp, which marked the meeting of Indian partners to discuss the project's objectives and goals. All the members were warmly welcomed by Chitkara University's faculty members and staff. Although the European partners were absent, the Indian EDUREFORM partners were elated to finally meet each other without a screen separating them.
Chitkara University hosted the EDUREFORM student mobility program for 21 days from 24th April to 14th May 2023. Sixteen shortlisted students from partnering universities, including The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Savitribai Phule Pune University, and Shivaji University, participated in various activities organised by Chitkara. Through interactive activities and group discussions, the students had the opportunity to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses, identifying areas for improvement. The activities aimed to develop their skills and knowledge in the field of education.
Chitkara University hosted the 3-day EDUREFORM vocational training from 3rd to 5th May 2023. The training was organised for in-service secondary school teachers. Master trainers from partnering universities presented ten shortlisted pedagogical tools. The training provided valuable teaching techniques to educators, enabling them to incorporate these tools into their teaching methods effectively. The focus was on preparing students to face the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
On 6th May 2023, the "EDUREFORM Handbook for Innovative Pedagogy" was officially launched. A team of experts from Indian and European universities worked meticulously to promote innovative teaching-learning tools and aids that in-service teachers can incorporate to reform the educational journey of Generation Z and Alpha learners. The book launch event was graced by Hon. Dr Madhu Chitkara, Dr Niyati Chitkara, and Dr Stefano Greco.
Following the book launch, the EDUREFORM Expo was organised with the aim of promoting innovative teaching-learning tools and enhancing skills such as analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. Various universities showcased their tools using audio-visual means. The exhibition was visited by in-service teachers, staff, and students of Chitkara, who highly appreciated the displayed innovations.
The final conference is scheduled for 22nd-23rd November 2023 at Chitkara University, aiming to facilitate discussions and paper presentations on the Special Issue "Re-thinking Education in the Age of AI."
Overall, the EDUREFORM Project has made significant strides in promoting innovative teaching methodologies and empowering educators to adapt to the changing educational landscape, preparing students for the challenges of the future.