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Arjun BS

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My name is Arjun Burrah Saravanan but friends, teachers and strangers have always had trouble pronouncing my full name, so I just go by Arjun. I was born on the 21st of May, on the warmest day of the year as my mom would like to say. I am the oldest son of the household and thankfully I never felt like the unloved first child as I and my little brother Aswin are loved equally by our parents. I was a strange kid to say the least, I was always daydreaming and fantasising of funny yet creative ideas and my poor dad was obligated to listen to those, I also have a habit of sleep-talking(sometimes singing) and till date I don't know if it is acurse or a boon as sometimes a few secrets tend to get spilled.When I was about 12 years old, I moved from India to UAE. By far, the happiest times of my life have been after I moved to Abu Dhabi because I feel that everyone here is embracing my weirdness.......or trying to ;)

PANELIST SESSIONS

25 February, 2020 | 14:15
Learners First: Understanding Student Perspectives

One of the greatest challenges in education is to develop practices that address the learning needs of the current generation of students. To develop improved educational practices and environments it is extremely important to understand how students perceive them and value different aspects of the learning process.
Why students should be considered capable stakeholders whose opinions are important and should be taken seriously, as they can significantly contribute to a two-way learning & teaching process?
This session will discuss:
• What are the improvements they suggest in the present education system?
• Improving learning at school from a student’s view point
• Students as creators of content rather than mere consumers
• Student experiences on good uses of technology in learning
• Students perspective on: when and how learning experiences happen
• Teacher-Student Relations: Is this correlation improving students’ engagement in academic activities
• Does peer-to-peer relations set base for the way they experience, interpret, and intend to construct learning environments around them?