First World Conference of GERA- 'Educon 2012' is on Vital Way at Lovely Professional University

* Three- day Conference of Global Educational Research Association (GERA) is being hosted by Faculty of
  
   Education and Humanities at LPU from 6th April


* Shaping a Future Classroom: a Global Perspective is the theme of the conference


* Eminent Speakers from US, UK, Switzerland addressed the conference attendees in Virtual Session


Jalandhar: The first World Conference 'Educon 2012' of Global Educational Research Association (GERA) is on its imperative course at Lovely Professional University. The three-Day conference is being hosted by the Faculty of Education & Humanities of LPU up to 8th of April. "Shaping a Future Classroom: a Global Perspective" is the theme of the conference. 1300 Delegates & Research Students of top Educational Institutions from 25 States and 12 countries are participating in different sessions comprising of Plenary, Concurrent, Dialogue, Panel Discussion and on-line paper presentations. 


Eminent Speakers- Prof Bruce Joyce from US, Prof Christopher Field UK, Prof Lukas Ritzal Switzerland, Prof Dereje Asfaw Ethiopia has addressed the attendees during Virtual Session. Prof SP Malhotra (President AIAER EDCIL), Prof BK Passi (President GERA), Prof Vasuda Kamat, VC SNDT Mumbai,  Prof Ram Takwale Pune, Prof AK Awasthi (Director for Canadian Studies at Dr HS Gaur University, MP) remained the prominent speakers during plenary session.  On this occasion, VC of LPU, Dr. Ramesh Kanwar was accorded warm welcome by Deans, Principals and Professors of different departments of the University.


For the brilliant success of the conference, top collaborators like International Professional Development Association, UK; Indian Institute of Education, Pune; Psycho-Linguistic Association of India, Agra and others are striving hard for revolutionary changes to be brought in towards dissemination of globally needed knowledge & education.


During Virtual session, wishing all the best for the conference, Prof Christopher Field from Wolver-Hampton University, UK advised the knowledge community to teach the students good faith and practical work & how to use knowledge. He also conveyed: "It is very important for teachers to help students to discern knowledge and use it in a meaningful way." Clarifying, he continued: 


"Technology, of course, is needed but it cannot replace a teacher." Answering a question posed to him, he further illustrated: "Students can create their own knowledge; the thing required is the togetherness of students and teachers." He was highlighting these points in answers towards ensuring of quality of education through social networking or community around.


On the successful ongoing, the Chief Patron of the Conference, Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal of LPU said: “We are happy to see that the conference is successfully providing opportunity to the participants to deliberate, disseminate and share on an emerging issue of what a future classroom should be, in relation to inputs, dimensions and outlook.  The discussion is sure to bring revolutionary changes in the realms of education for imparting, receiving and useful implementation of knowledge."


Some of the delegates Dr Pratibha Shete, Mrs Manisha Yadav from Maharashtra, Mr. Susant Panda (United Mizoram), Mr Pem Kenlay (Bhutan), Dr Andrew Creed, Ms Pooja Rani who presented their papers under the chairpersons Dr Sadashiv S Chaugule, Dr Mrs S Passi, Dr Bala Subramanium, Dr Nanda, hold: "Such conferences are very important for propagation of great thoughts and to achieve the desired results of the objectives laid. Moreover, the congenial and great hospitable atmosphere which we found at LPU, too, needs special commendation from all participants."


It is worth noticing that GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (GERA) at the Faculty of Education and Humanities of LPU is keen to observe great objectives like developing and promoting educational research.  GERA is also to conduct workshops, seminars, conferences, to disseminate findings of research and accord membership to any individual having years of teaching experience with good record of research.

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