Press Note


Administrators and faculty members of Partap College of Education, Ludhiana, are making no stone unturned to bring laurel to the name of college by representing it in grand international events. Prof. Balwant Singh, director, Dr. Manpreet Kaur, Principal, Ms. Balwinder Kaur, Asst. Prof. from Partap College and Mr. Jaspal Singh, Block Education Mentor participated in 2nd International Conference of the journal of “Scuola Democratica”, Italy. The conference was held online and it hosted more than 100 panels which were clustered in 10 Streams covering a very wide range of themes and disciplines concerning education.

The journal “Scuola Democratica” (the most important Italian journal about education) is devoted to the needs and prospects of Reinventing Education. Scenarios, reflections and practices fostering the possibility of change towards the reinvention of the educational field as a driver of more general and global changes were the focal topics at the conference and the multidisciplinary approaches from experts from different disciplinary communities, including: sociology, pedagogy, psychology, economics, architecture, political science, etc. were also discussed.

In the panel session on theme “Reinventing the Digital Literacy of Teachers After COVID-19 Pandemic”, Prof. Balwant Singh asserted thatthe challenges posed by the contemporary world made required to rethink about the educational concepts, policies and practices. He presented his views on ‘The Mission Hundred Percent’ which is an educational aim set in Punjab to achieve 100% result in government schools and digital module ‘Punjab Edu care app’. He also expressed his willingness to create a digital module for teacher training program which will assist pupil teachers to hone their teaching skills.

Dr. Manpreet Kaur presented her research report on the topic ‘Redefining and Reconstructing Teacher Education in The Digital Era: Indian Perspective’. She said thatteacher education stands at the challenging crossroads, instead of being threatened by the pandemic, a need has arisen to develop the opportunities to reinvent teacher education. Ms. Balwinder Kaur, while appreciating the commendable work that teachers have been doing since the dawn of pandemic highlighted the initiatives taken to lessen the digital divide and continuation of online teaching and learning. Mr. Jaspal Singh talked about the digital module ‘PUNJAB EDUCARE APP’ that is created by government school teachers and also discussed its key features.