Shalini Rajan

HOD BTEC

The Winchester School

Shalini Rajan is working at Winchester School, Jebel Ali Dubai for past 13 years. She has a B.E degree in Electronics and Communication from Kuvempu University Karnataka. She firmly believes in spreading the culture of innovation to build rich, custom learning experiences for her students. She believe that educators are heroes and are pushing the boundaries of what is possible to transform learning and making a direct impact on the experiences and lifelong skills of their students. She has been a Winchester School Nominee for 2018 Mariamma Varkey Award for Inspirational and Outstanding teaching at GEMS. Winning BTEC Global Teacher Award 2019 has immensely inspired her and she feel, empowered and equipped to make transformational changes to classrooms everywhere. It has always been her passion to encourage lifelong learning and to help students achieve their best beyond the classroom. Shalini has given many opportunities for her students to apply their skills to real life and opportunities for innovation and enterprise. 

SPEAKER SESSIONS

GESS BITES

27 February 2020 | 13:00 - 13:10 | The Future of Education is immersive- VR showcasing use in the curriculum

At Winchester School, this ground breaking virtual reality technology has been shown to increase student engagement, focus and increase knowledge retention for students of all ages. The interactive nature of virtual reality transforms students from passive learners into active learners, improving student motivation and their sense of control over their own learning. Virtual reality can help students learn abstract concepts because they can experience and visualize these concepts in the virtual environment. The immersive nature of virtual reality can help block out other distractions so the students can focus on the learning objectives. As hardware technology and computing power ramp up, the usage of VR will increase exponentially. Virtual reality offers not just better retention and comprehension of information but also the opportunity to create a framework for more equitable distribution of knowledge, with accessibility at scale. 

Immersive Technology Stage

27 February 2020 | 15:30 - 16:00 | The Future of Education is immersive- VR showcasing use in the curriculum

At Winchester School, this ground breaking virtual reality technology has been shown to increase student engagement, focus and increase knowledge retention for students of all ages. The interactive nature of virtual reality transforms students from passive learners into active learners, improving student motivation and their sense of control over their own learning. Virtual reality can help students learn abstract concepts because they can experience and visualize these concepts in the virtual environment. The immersive nature of virtual reality can help block out other distractions so the students can focus on the learning objectives. As hardware technology and computing power ramp up, the usage of VR will increase exponentially. Virtual reality offers not just better retention and comprehension of information but also the opportunity to create a framework for more equitable distribution of knowledge, with accessibility at scale.