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About the Speaker:
Kiran Bir Sethi (Founder, Design for Change):
Kiran Bir Sethi is a Designer who became a Teacher, a Principal who grew into an Education Reformer and subsequently morphed into a Social Entrepreneur. A trained Graphic Designer, she comfortably uses the language of Design – iteration, prototype, design specs – to develop not only curriculum innovation, but also community-based Social Programmes.
In 2009, Kiran launched “Design for Change” which uses a simple 4 step design framework – FIDS (Feel, Imagine, Do, Share) to cultivate the I CAN mind-set in all children. Today, DFC is the world’s largest movement of change – of and by children, and is in 60+ countries — impacting over 2.2 million children and 65,000 Teachers.
Kiran is also the founder of ‘aProCh’—an initiative to make our cities more child friendly, for which she was awarded the Ashoka Fellow in 2008. In 2009, she received the “Call to Conscience Award” by the King Centre at Stanford.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Geeta Dharmarajan (Founder, Katha) & Kiran Bir Sethi (Founder, Design for Change) in conversation with Sanjana Chowhan (News Anchor & Multimedia Journalist)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: The Future of Education and Learning in a Disruptive Environment
About the webinar:
Since the COVID-19 lockdown was imposed in India, around 320 million students have been affected by school closures. Though the government has recommended shifting to ‘online teaching’, it ignores India’s immense digital divide – with embedded gender and class divides.
The clear disruption in the ‘normal’ functioning of education has placed an emphasis on many questions, which were previously asked and subsequently left unanswered. So, what could the current effects of this global pandemic mean for the future of education?