Dr Swaroop Sampat

Director of NEM Life Skills

Member of Central Advisory Board of Education, Ministry of HRD, Government of India

Dr. Swaroop Sampat Rawal, is aPh.D. degree holder in Education from theUniversity of Worcester, England. She is also the first person to earn a DoubleDoctorate at the University of Worcester. Winner of 1979 Miss India title and apopular face in the Indian cinema, she has been working relentlessly in the field ofeducation. Dr. Swaroop travels across India & overseas to empower schools &teachers on Life skills. She has done a commendable work in the states of Gujaratand Maharashtra in the field of education and was selected by the then GujaratChief Minister Narendra Modi to head an educational programme for children inGujarat to teach life-skills in the government primary school. At that point shefocused on mental health issues among students. In 2016 she was awarded MostCommitted Person of the Year in Inclusive Education at the 4th International EarlyChildhood Conference She was recently selected as the top 10 Global finalists forthe Global Teacher Prize conducted by Varkey Foundation, amongst 10,000nominations from 179 countries worldwide. She has also written a book titledLearning Disabilities in a Nutshell: Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia. Forthe last few years, she has been training primary school teachers in Gujarat onusing theatre as a means to develop life skills. She is also a Mentor of SLN GlobalNetwork. 


25 February, 2020 | 14:15 to 15:00
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?


25 February, 2020 | 14:15 to 15:00
المتعلمون أولاً: فهم وجهات نظر الطلاب
  • ماهي التحسينات التي يقترحونها ضمن النظام التعليمي القائم؟
  • تحسين التعلم في المدرسة من وجهة نظر الطلاب.
  • الطلاب بصفتهم مبتكرين للمحتوى بدلاً من كونهم مجرد مستهلكين له.