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Ambika Gulati

Principal/ CEO

The Millennium School

Ambika Gulati has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions in school education. Her journey has seen her holding several leadership positions in schools in India and the UAE. Though she began her career as an investment banker, she soon realized that her passion lies in teaching and research in educational methodology and teacher education. Her zeal for making a difference in the lives of children led her to school education in 2000. She joined The Millennium School, Dubai in April 2017 as the Principal. Ambika's forte is in pedagogical transformation and inspiring her team to make micro shifts in their practice to positively impact learning outcomes for students. She has worked with significant government educational organisations such as NCERT, NIOS, and CSBE since 2007. Ambika has also authored books in Economics at the senior secondary level. Ambika is currently pursuing her doctoral degree from New York University, New York, and holds a M.Ed. from the University of Delhi and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge. 




30 October, 2023 | 10:30 to 11:10
Knowledge vs skills: what students should really learn

There has been a long-running pedagogical debate over the benefits of a skills-based educational approach, as opposed to a knowledge-based education. With the huge development in technology, it is increasingly hard to predict the future of employment. But is a transversal – skills-based – education enough to help our students navigate the world beyond school? What role does knowledge play in a society where everyone has access to the internet and can google whatever they want?

Is there a ubiquity of information and scarcity of knowledge.? This panel session will explore how we as educators and parents can empower and support students to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to manage the unpredictability and uncertainties of their future.

30 October, 2023 | 14:40 to 15:00
Nurturing School Leadership: Practical strategies

Through the presentation, I will share the strategies that are being used at The Millennium School to nurture leadership skills at all levels - students, teachers and more specifically school leaders. A theoretical frame of a few leadership models, such as team and transformational leadership will be used to analyse the initiatives that are being undertaken.