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Introduction to the EdWG Meeting
- The first Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting under the Brazilian G20 Presidency took place virtually.
- The Indian delegation emphasized the government’s commitment to advancing the global education agenda.
Key Points Raised by the Indian Delegation
- Reiteration of commitment to enhancing the global education agenda.
- Emphasis on capacity building for educational professionals.
- Focus on innovative teaching-learning processes and emerging trends.
- Making tech-enabled learning more inclusive, qualitative, and collaborative.
- Highlighting the role of education in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly through the LiFE initiative.
Indian Delegation’s Priorities and Best Practices
- Highlighting India’s best practices based on the National Education Policy 2020.
- Initiatives such as SWAYAM, SWAYAM PRABHA, Academic Bank of Credit, SAMARTH, and more.
- Industry collaboration for training courses and equipping educators in emerging technologies.
- Valuing and Building Capacity of Education Professionals: what can we collectively do?
- Connecting Managers of Digital Resource Platforms: the sharing of education material on Education for Sustainable Development.
- The G20 Award for School-Community Engagement
- The first EdWG discussions will continue on day two of the meeting, scheduled for 6th February 2024.
- The focus will be on the second and third priorities: digital resource platforms and the award for school-community engagement.
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with Answers:
- What was the focus of the Indian delegation during the EdWG meeting?
Answer: C. Advancing the global education agenda
- A. Environmental initiatives
- B. Global health agenda
- C. Advancing the global education agenda
- D. Economic policies
- Which initiative was NOT mentioned as part of India’s best practices during the meeting?
Answer: C. National Health Mission
- A. SWAYAM
- B. SAMARTH
- C. National Health Mission
- D. DIKSHA
- What will be the central topics of discussion on day two of the EdWG meeting?
Answer: B. Digital resource platforms and school-community engagement
- A. Sustainable Development Goals
- B. Digital resource platforms and school-community engagement
- C. Economic collaboration
- D. National Education Policy 2020