UNSEEN REVOLUTION: Technology, Education and Life

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 5 PM IST



Our webinar series this year is aptly termed, ‘On a Quest to Learn: A series on the evolving nature of one’s learning journey’. At the core of the philosophy of learning practised at Pallavan is the understanding that as learners journey along their individual path, their experiences help them to develop capabilities or Skills while discovering or strengthening Processes that help them acquire these Skills. As they travel this path and acquire Skills and understand Processes, learners also cultivate qualities of character that we refer to as Watermarks. This process of learning, we believe, helps individuals become better versions of themselves. In keeping with this philosophy, our webinar series this year invites you to explore various fields in learning to enrich your understanding of not just the topics at hand but also view them from the lens of developing certain Skills, Processes, or Watermarks.

This first episode will be a discussion on the profound impact that technology and Artificial Intelligence continue to have on education and society. The panelists will discuss the latest and emerging technologies and how they can be utilised by educational institutions to augment human intelligence and develop learners into productive and responsible citizens.


Introduction & Closing: POOJAN SAHIL

Poojan is an educator who specializes in Mathematics and is also a musician. He often integrates technology into both his personal and professional pursuits. Furthermore, he has written several articles on education, art, and technology, which have been featured in various news publications.


Armaan is currently pursuing Political Science Honours at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. He has been an avid reader and writer since his school years, starting with the student edition of Hindustan Times. Over time, he has written on diverse topics such as India’s domestic politics, constitutional law, US elections, US-China relations, federalism, and culture, which have been published on various websites including The Print, India Forum, and Freedom Gazette. Armaan’s passions lie in the fields of history, political science, education, technology, and international relations.


Dr. Annie Koshi, the Principal of St. Mary’s School, has completed her graduation and post-graduation in English (Hons) from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi, and later earned a B.Ed. from CIE (Delhi) and an M.A. in Educational Management from Oxford Brookes, U.K. Dr. Koshi also received training in Testing and Evaluation as part of the CBSE ELT Project at the College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, UK. She did her Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi and is focused on the topic “The Discourse of Education: Re-Examining the concept of inclusion via a study of the narratives of school children and the Indian state”.

Panelist: KAVI ARYA

Dr. Kavi Arya is a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay). He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computing Science from Imperial College of Science & Technology (UK) and an M.Sc.(Hons.)/Ph.D. in Computation from the University of Oxford. During 1988-90, Dr. Arya worked with the Animation Workstations Group at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Labs (Yorktown Heights, NY/U.S.A.). Prior to joining IIT Bombay in 2000, he held various positions in the industry. Dr. Arya is a member of high-level Govt. committees on IT Advisory Boards in Industry and serves on the Governing Council and Academic councils of several universities.