By Harinder Mishra
Jerusalem, Aug 26 (PTI) A 24-member delegation of India’s top educators is on a six-day visit to Israel to learn about the country’s innovation-based education system and successful instructional models using data analytics and artificial intelligence to transform teaching practices in their schools.
FICCI ARISE (Alliance for Re-imagining School Education), a college of promoters of progressive schools in India, organized the visit in coordination with the Israel Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy and the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi.
“The purpose of this visit was to provide an opportunity to understand and experience the Israeli model of the education system in the K-12 space and to learn about the dynamic and flexible policies, successful educational tools and models through using advanced technologies like data analytics, artificial intelligence, design thinking to transform their schools to prepare their students for the needs of the 21st century,” FICCI ARISE said in a statement.
During its August 21-26 tour, the delegation held interactive and engaging sessions while visiting a number of institutions in Israel, including the Ministry of Education, the Israel Export and International Cooperation, Taasiyeda, Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, Start-up Nation Central, MINDCET and Shimon Peres High School.
“This was a one-of-a-kind FICCI ARISE delegation that traveled from India to Israel to explore innovations embedded in the Israeli education system,” said Israel’s Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, to PTI.
“Both parties shared knowledge and best practices throughout this visit, with a particular focus on opportunities for collaboration in the education sector,” Gilon said.
The delegation also met with India’s Ambassador to Israel, Sanjeev Singla, to explore ways to “deepen the educational ties between the two vibrant democracies.”
“In India, we have done a great job of ensuring access to school education in the most remote rural pockets of the country. The biggest challenge today is to ensure learning based on results and accountability stakeholders through ethical data reporting,” said Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, FICCI ARISE & Chairman, Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Institutions.
“This is only possible through the intelligent use of technology. We also need to learn how Israel has effectively integrated entrepreneurship education into school education, providing the benefit of mentorship and early training for students,” Jaipuria noted.
“This will reinforce the Start-up India mission of our Honorable Prime Minister. This visit to Israel provided an insight into the political framework of the multiple models of excellent quality education provided by the Israeli K-12 segment,” he said.
The FICCI aims to provide an opportunity to foster strategic partnerships between India and Israel for meaningful dialogue, cooperation and engagement in K-12 education through this endeavor, the statement said.
“Today’s learners are very different from those born in the 20th century. Today’s learners are multitasking, inventive and disruptive. Educators must therefore adopt learning methods adapted to the needs of tomorrow’s learners” , said Praveen Raju, Co-President, FICCI ARISE & Founder of Suchitra Academy.
“This visit not only paved the way for understanding the best practices of the innovation-driven learning environment, but also provided the opportunity to identify mutually beneficial areas of collaboration,” he said. -he declares.
The representatives of the delegation came from the best schools in India. PTI HM MRJ MRJ
By Harinder Mishra