10-12 September, 2015 CMS World Unity Convention Center, Lucknow

8th Ed Leadership International Roundtable:

Imagine Learning

Ed Leadership International Roundtables creates conversations that lead to change. It serves as a catalyst for change at the same time as provides an umbrella for the sharing of research and good work in education everywhere.

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Dr Jagdish Gandhi

Founder-Manager, CMS

Mr. Jagdish Gandhi founded the City Montessori School (CMS) in 1959 with only 5 students. Today, CMS is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest school by pupils with over 36,000 students on rolls. CMS has also been awarded the highly prestigious UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2002 - the only school in the world to be honoured with this award. CMS also organizes 24 international events as part of its unique educational philosophy and hundreds of thousands of children from all over the world participate in these events every year. Consequently, the CMS educational model which believes that "School must be the Lighthouse of Society" and which upholds that nurturing spiritual awareness in children must be the central focus of all educational activities, has grown into a veritable school of thought, impacting schools and educational organisations worldwide.

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Dr (Mrs) Bharti Gandhi

Founder-Director, CMS

Mrs. Bharti Gandhi's name has become synonymous with City Montessori School and CMS Teachers' Training College in Lucknow. Her sincere devotion towards the education of children, training of teachers, upliftment of women and eradication of social evils, is widely recognized in educational circles. The CMS which she founded together with her husband, Mr. Jagdish Gandhi, now has over 35,000 students, a Guinness World Record for largest number of students in a single city.

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Dr Robert J Saunders

Co-Founder of the Council for Global Education, USA

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Ms Dee Loftus

Dee Loftus is an EAL ( English as an Additional Language) consultant for the London Borough of Hounslow .

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Mr Andy Harvey

Andy Harvey has been working in the area of English language teaching for the last 23 years both in schools and training mainstream teachers in Primary schools in West London.

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Dr. Howard Gardener

Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. He has received honorary degrees from twenty-six colleges and universities.

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Ms Susmita Basu

INDIA

Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department

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Dr Sunita Gandhi

Sunita Gandhi started her first school at the age of 14 for the underprivileged children in her neighbourhood. After completing Class X, she moved to the UK to do A-Levels following which Sunita received three merit based scholarships to undertake her doctorate programme in Physics at Cambridge University. Subsequently, she founded schools in Prague, the Czech Republic and in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, where she began in 2000 to experiment with and pilot her Global Education Model of Schooling, or the GEMS “Dynamic”. In the 26 years abroad, Sunita has lived in the UK, USA, the Czech Republic and Iceland and carried out educational projects and traveled to 34 countries.

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Dr Jagdish Gandhi

Founder-Manager, CMS

Mr. Jagdish Gandhi founded the City Montessori School (CMS) in 1959 with only 5 students. Today, CMS is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest school by pupils with over 36,000 students on rolls. CMS has also been awarded the highly prestigious UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2002 - the only school in the world to be honoured with this award. CMS also organizes 24 international events as part of its unique educational philosophy and hundreds of thousands of children from all over the world participate in these events every year. Consequently, the CMS educational model which believes that "School must be the Lighthouse of Society" and which upholds that nurturing spiritual awareness in children must be the central focus of all educational activities, has grown into a veritable school of thought, impacting schools and educational organisations worldwide.

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Dr (Mrs) Bharti Gandhi

Founder-Director, CMS

Mrs. Bharti Gandhi's name has become synonymous with City Montessori School and CMS Teachers' Training College in Lucknow. Her sincere devotion towards the education of children, training of teachers, upliftment of women and eradication of social evils, is widely recognized in educational circles. The CMS which she founded together with her husband, Mr. Jagdish Gandhi, now has over 35,000 students, a Guinness World Record for largest number of students in a single city.

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Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

Trainer Ph.D Association Montessori Internationale

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Dr Robert J Saunders

Co-Founder of the Council for Global Education, USA

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Ms Dee Loftus

Dee Loftus is an EAL ( English as an Additional Language) consultant for the London Borough of Hounslow .

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Mr Andy Harvey

Andy Harvey has been working in the area of English language teaching for the last 23 years both in schools and training mainstream teachers in Primary schools in West London.

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Ms Meher Van Groenou

Meher Van Groenou was born in India and received Masters in social work from M.S.Univercity of Baroda . She worked in the B.M. Institute for Child Psychology in Ahmedabad. Meher continued her studies of child welfare at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor completing M.S.W. She worked in Children Social Services in San Jose, California.

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Mr Samarendra Kumar

Project Coordinator Regional Science City

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Ms Susmita Basu

INDIA

Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department

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Mr Steve Rudolf

Education Expert

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Dr Sunita Gandhi

Sunita Gandhi started her first school at the age of 14 for the underprivileged children in her neighbourhood. After completing Class X, she moved to the UK to do A-Levels following which Sunita received three merit based scholarships to undertake her doctorate programme in Physics at Cambridge University. Subsequently, she founded schools in Prague, the Czech Republic and in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, where she began in 2000 to experiment with and pilot her Global Education Model of Schooling, or the GEMS “Dynamic”. In the 26 years abroad, Sunita has lived in the UK, USA, the Czech Republic and Iceland and carried out educational projects and traveled to 34 countries.

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Mr Jose Paul

Mathematics Expert Delhi

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Dr Jagdish Gandhi

Founder-Manager, CMS

Mr. Jagdish Gandhi founded the City Montessori School (CMS) in 1959 with only 5 students. Today, CMS is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest school by pupils with over 36,000 students on rolls. CMS has also been awarded the highly prestigious UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2002 - the only school in the world to be honoured with this award. CMS also organizes 24 international events as part of its unique educational philosophy and hundreds of thousands of children from all over the world participate in these events every year. Consequently, the CMS educational model which believes that "School must be the Lighthouse of Society" and which upholds that nurturing spiritual awareness in children must be the central focus of all educational activities, has grown into a veritable school of thought, impacting schools and educational organisations worldwide.

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Dr (Mrs) Bharti Gandhi

Founder-Director, CMS

Mrs. Bharti Gandhi's name has become synonymous with City Montessori School and CMS Teachers' Training College in Lucknow. Her sincere devotion towards the education of children, training of teachers, upliftment of women and eradication of social evils, is widely recognized in educational circles. The CMS which she founded together with her husband, Mr. Jagdish Gandhi, now has over 35,000 students, a Guinness World Record for largest number of students in a single city.

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Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

Trainer Ph.D Association Montessori Internationale

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Mr Andy Harvey

Andy Harvey has been working in the area of English language teaching for the last 23 years both in schools and training mainstream teachers in Primary schools in West London.

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Ms Dee Loftus

Dee Loftus is an EAL ( English as an Additional Language) consultant for the London Borough of Hounslow .

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Dr Robert J Saunders

Co-Founder of the Council for Global Education, USA

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Ms Anneke Tolsma

Anneke Tolsma worked as a directress in the Casa dei Bambini at the revolutionary Nahoon Montessori School in South Africa, as HoD for upper elementary at Elckerlyc Montessori School in the Netherlands, and – most recently – she was head-hunted to take on the position of lead directress at Mammolina Children’s Home, one of China’s leading Montessori schools, in Beijing.

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Mr Matthew Rich

Matthew Rich began his educational career under the mentorship of Sharon Caldwell at the Nahoon Montessori School in his native South Africa. It was there that he was able to nurture his interest in child-directed decision-making, school democratization, and conflict resolution.

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Ms Meher Van Groenou

Meher Van Groenou was born in India and received Masters in social work from M.S.Univercity of Baroda . She worked in the B.M. Institute for Child Psychology in Ahmedabad. Meher continued her studies of child welfare at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor completing M.S.W. She worked in Children Social Services in San Jose, California.

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Stella Fernandez

Master Teacher, Creative & Thinking Classrooms, Recipient of President's Award, Singapore

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Mr Michael Brearley

Michael is widely experienced in all phases of education with a teaching and leadership background in the secondary sector.

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Mr Surya Narayan Bahadur

Twenty five years of Corporate Management experience with various FMCG, his previous assignment was at Dabur (Sunova) as National Sales Manager. The other Brands he has served are Yera Glassware, Lakme, Revlon, Perfetti, Captain Cook, and Jagatjit Industries.

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Dr. Howard Gardener

Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. He has received honorary degrees from twenty-six colleges and universities.

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Ms Ashalata Badami

Mathematics Expert (confirmed)

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Mr Samarendra Kumar

Project Coordinator Regional Science City

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Ms Meli Glenn

Meli Glenn is a Research Officer at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL) and Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) at the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London, with experience in educational research and evaluation.

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Ms Indira Eisenberg / Mr Jürgen Eisenberg

She have completed a 5 year Integrated M.A Programme in German Language from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She worked for few years as a Translator.

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Prof Harikesh Singh

Mr Harikesh Singh has a total experience of 34 years in the field of education. He is the Professor, Faculty of Education, B.H.U. He has more than 110 papers / articles / book reviews to his credit. He has served as the Head and Dean, Faculty of Education, B.H.U. for a couple of years. He has visited various countries like Italy, U.K. etc. to attend conferences / seminars / workshops for the cause of education. He has been awarded the UGC Career Award for three years from 1987 to 1990.

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Dr Sandhya Singh

Dr. Sandhya Singh has a total of 22 years of experience in the areas of Hindi language and literature. Before joining N.C.E.R.T, she was a lecturer and reader in B.H.U affiliated Vasanta College for Women (Varanasi) for over 14 years.

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Ms Grace Musumeci

Educationist Australia, Mahatma Gandhi’s Sevagram Ashram

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Dr Amitabh Pandit

Founder Member Of Saidas Healing Foundation

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Mr Steve Rudolf

Education Expert

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Dr Sunita Gandhi

Sunita Gandhi started her first school at the age of 14 for the underprivileged children in her neighbourhood. After completing Class X, she moved to the UK to do A-Levels following which Sunita received three merit based scholarships to undertake her doctorate programme in Physics at Cambridge University. Subsequently, she founded schools in Prague, the Czech Republic and in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, where she began in 2000 to experiment with and pilot her Global Education Model of Schooling, or the GEMS “Dynamic”. In the 26 years abroad, Sunita has lived in the UK, USA, the Czech Republic and Iceland and carried out educational projects and traveled to 34 countries.

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Stella Fernandez

Master Teacher, Creative & Thinking Classrooms, Recipient of President's Award, Singapore

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Dr Robert J Saunders

Co-Founder of the Council for Global Education, USA

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Mr Andy Harvey

Andy Harvey has been working in the area of English language teaching for the last 23 years both in schools and training mainstream teachers in Primary schools in West London.

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Ms Dee Loftus

Dee Loftus is an EAL ( English as an Additional Language) consultant for the London Borough of Hounslow .

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Ms Meher Van Groenou

Meher Van Groenou was born in India and received Masters in social work from M.S.Univercity of Baroda . She worked in the B.M. Institute for Child Psychology in Ahmedabad. Meher continued her studies of child welfare at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor completing M.S.W. She worked in Children Social Services in San Jose, California.

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Mr Michael Brearley

Michael is widely experienced in all phases of education with a teaching and leadership background in the secondary sector.

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Mr Surya Narayan Bahadur

Twenty five years of Corporate Management experience with various FMCG, his previous assignment was at Dabur (Sunova) as National Sales Manager. The other Brands he has served are Yera Glassware, Lakme, Revlon, Perfetti, Captain Cook, and Jagatjit Industries.

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Dr. Howard Gardener

Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. He has received honorary degrees from twenty-six colleges and universities.

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Ms Ashalata Badami

Mathematics Expert (confirmed)

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Mr Samarendra Kumar

Project Coordinator Regional Science City

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Ms Meli Glenn

Meli Glenn is a Research Officer at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL) and Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) at the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London, with experience in educational research and evaluation.

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Ms Indira Eisenberg / Mr Jürgen Eisenberg

She have completed a 5 year Integrated M.A Programme in German Language from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She worked for few years as a Translator.

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Prof Harikesh Singh

Mr Harikesh Singh has a total experience of 34 years in the field of education. He is the Professor, Faculty of Education, B.H.U. He has more than 110 papers / articles / book reviews to his credit. He has served as the Head and Dean, Faculty of Education, B.H.U. for a couple of years. He has visited various countries like Italy, U.K. etc. to attend conferences / seminars / workshops for the cause of education. He has been awarded the UGC Career Award for three years from 1987 to 1990.

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Dr Sandhya Singh

Dr. Sandhya Singh has a total of 22 years of experience in the areas of Hindi language and literature. Before joining N.C.E.R.T, she was a lecturer and reader in B.H.U affiliated Vasanta College for Women (Varanasi) for over 14 years.

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Dr Amitabh Pandit

Founder Member Of Saidas Healing Foundation

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Mr Steve Rudolf

Education Expert

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Ms Anneke Tolsma

Anneke Tolsma worked as a directress in the Casa dei Bambini at the revolutionary Nahoon Montessori School in South Africa, as HoD for upper elementary at Elckerlyc Montessori School in the Netherlands, and – most recently – she was head-hunted to take on the position of lead directress at Mammolina Children’s Home, one of China’s leading Montessori schools, in Beijing.

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Mr Matthew Rich

Matthew Rich began his educational career under the mentorship of Sharon Caldwell at the Nahoon Montessori School in his native South Africa. It was there that he was able to nurture his interest in child-directed decision-making, school democratization, and conflict resolution.

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Dr Sunita Gandhi

Sunita Gandhi started her first school at the age of 14 for the underprivileged children in her neighbourhood. After completing Class X, she moved to the UK to do A-Levels following which Sunita received three merit based scholarships to undertake her doctorate programme in Physics at Cambridge University. Subsequently, she founded schools in Prague, the Czech Republic and in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, where she began in 2000 to experiment with and pilot her Global Education Model of Schooling, or the GEMS “Dynamic”. In the 26 years abroad, Sunita has lived in the UK, USA, the Czech Republic and Iceland and carried out educational projects and traveled to 34 countries.

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Dr Jean Miller

Chair, Education Economics & Int. Development, Institute Of Education, London University, UK

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Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

Trainer Ph.D Association Montessori Internationale

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Dr Mrinanlini Anant

Principal in Meerut Public Girls’ School

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Dr Raphel Wilkins

Assistant Director (International Consultancy) and Director of International Affairs, London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, University of London

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Dr. Eija Kauppinen

Couselor of Education, Curriculum Development (General Education) National Board of Education, Helsinki, Finland

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Dr Vimala Ramachandran

Director, Education Research unit (ERU) Consultants Pvt Ltd. Delhi, India

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Dr. Shruti Jaiswal

Founder member Parwarish Institute of Parenting, New Delhi, India

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Md. Shahjahan kabira

Principal Angelica International School Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Mr André Roberfroid

President, Association Montessori Internationale

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Mr Samarendra Kumar

Project Coordinator, Regional Science City, Lucknow, India

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Mr Sushant Kalra

Parwarish Institute of Parenting, New Delhi, India

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Mrs S. Rekha Reddy

Vidyanjali Academy for Learning (CBSE School)

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Mr. Oscar Marino

Teacher Trainer English Language Teacher, Argentina

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Mr Parth Shah

President, Centre for Civil Society, India

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Mr.Mikko Korhonen

Mikkelin lyseon lukio Lecturer in Physics and Mathematics. Mikkeli, Finland

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Ms Kim Insley

IOE, University of London, UK

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Ms Lynne Lawrence

Executive Director at Association Montessori Internationale

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Ms Meena Chandavarkar

Director, New India school,Pune, India

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Ms Meher Van Groenou

Director of montessori institute of advanced studies and montessori school at five canyons, california, USA

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Ms Renuka Joshi

Founder member Parwarish Institute of Parenting, New Delhi, India

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Ms Sonia Swaroop Choksic

Founder member Parwarish Institute of Parenting, New Delhi,

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Ms Usha Pandit

Educational Consultant, Author of the textbook series “Empowering English” Mindsprings Consulting/Mindsprings Publishing Mumbai India

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Ms Vidushi Chaudhry

Educational Consultant, Author of the textbook series “Empowering English” Mindsprings Consulting/Mindsprings Publishing Mumbai India

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Ms. Aurelia Garcia

Teacher of Language Arts Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Fellow Lapampa, Argentina

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Ms. Parvati

Incharge City International School, Lucknow

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Stella Fernandez

Master Teacher, Creative & Thinking Classrooms, Recipient of President's Award, Singapore

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Dr Mindy Blaise

Associate Professor The Hong Kong Institute of Education Co-director, Centre for Childhood Research and Innovation, China

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Dr. Fred Mednick

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Education After more than 20 years as a teacher and principal, Dr. Fred Mednick founded Teachers Without Borders (TWB) in 2000.

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Pirjo Koivula

Counsellor of Education Curriculum Development Unit Finnish National Board of Education, Helsinki

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Dave Faulkner

Director of Education Changemakers, Australia

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Bob Barata Lorton

President, Center for Innovation in Education, USA

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Dr. Sunita Gandhi

INDIA

Convenor, EDWW Co-Founder, Council for Global Education, USA

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Ms Archanaa Pande

Ms Archanaa pande is serving as Principal of City Montessori School, Lucknow (Ashsrfabad Branch) for the past 24 years. She has taught students at all levels and served as Primary Incharge and Headmistress. A popular trainer of Principals and teachers, she has led several training programmes and hosted conferences. She has also anchored a number of conferences and produced several live and recorded show for Doordarshan and for Celibrities like Girija Devi, Pandit Kishan Maharaj, Shankar Mahadevan, A Shivmani and Louis Banks. She has produced documentaries for Delhi Doordarshan and acted in feature films, telefilms, serials and stage plays. She has led an Indian delegation to Finland. She has also attended and directed children's International Summer Village (CISV) camps attended by children and teachers from ten countries. Archanaa pande is also an expert in cooperative games and cooperative learning.

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Dr. Fred Mednick

USA

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Education After more than 20 years as a teacher and principal, Dr. Fred Mednick founded Teachers Without Borders (TWB) in 2000.

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Pirjo Koivula

FINLAND

Counsellor of Education Curriculum Development Unit Finnish National Board of Education, Helsinki

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Dr. Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury

INDIA

Dr Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury is two Guinness World Records Holder on Mind and Body.

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Simi Srivastava

India

Founder & Master Story Teller

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Bob Barata Lorton

USA

President, Center for Innovation in Education, USA

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Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

UK

Chair, Education Economics & Int. Development, Institute Of Education, London University, UK

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Dr. Sunita Gandhi

INDIA

Convenor, EDWW Co-Founder, Council for Global Education, USA

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Nurjahan Begum

BANGLADESH

Managing Director at Grameen Shiksha (Education)

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Kiran Bedi

India

Kiran Bedi is an Indian social activist and a retired Indian Police Service(IPS) officer. She joined the police service in 1972 and became the first woman officer in the IPS.

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Pirjo Koivula

FINLAND

Counsellor of Education Curriculum Development Unit Finnish National Board of Education, Helsinki

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Shaun Hawthorne

NEW ZEALAND

Shaun Hawthorne joined the Visible Learning educational consultancy team in February 2014. Shaun has over 20 years experience in working in the secondary schooling sector in New Zealand, most recently as a deputy principal in a co-educational Y9- 13 school in Auckland.

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Dr Manu Kapur

SINGAPORE

Dr Manu Kapur is Head of Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) at the National Institute of Education (NIE) of Singapore and an Associate Professor in the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) Academic Group.

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Mari-Pauliina

FINLAND

MA (Psychology), postgraduate student (Special Education), Project manager Centre for Educational Assessment University of Helsinki, Finland

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Dr. Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury

INDIA

Dr Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury is two Guinness World Records Holder on Mind and Body.

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Bob Barata Lorton

USA

President, Center for Innovation in Education, USA

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Louka Parry

AUSTRALIA

Principal-Mimili Anangu School

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Gwyneth

ENGLAND

Reader in Higher Education at the Institute of Education, London

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Alok Ranjan

India

Alok Ranjan has over 30 years of experience in administrative services. A Delhi University student and a alumnus of IIM(A), Alok Ranjan belongs to the 1978 batch of the IAS.

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Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

UK

Chair, Education Economics & Int. Development, Institute Of Education, London University, UK

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Dr. Sunita Gandhi

INDIA

Convenor, EDWW Co-Founder, Council for Global Education, USA

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Ms Susmita Basu

INDIA

Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department

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Ms. Irmeli Halinen

FINLAND

Head of the Curriculum Development, Finnish National Board of Education(FNBE)

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Andreas Schleicher

France / Germany

Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

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Vicki Zakrzewski

USA

Education Director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

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Professor Shun-Wing NG

HONG KONG

Department of Education Policy and Leadership Hong Kong Institute of Education

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Pirjo Koivula

FINLAND

Counsellor of Education Curriculum Development Unit Finnish National Board of Education, Helsinki

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Dr Manu Kapur

SINGAPORE

Dr Manu Kapur is Head of Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) at the National Institute of Education (NIE) of Singapore and an Associate Professor in the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (CTL) Academic Group.

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Dr. Fred Mednick

USA

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Education After more than 20 years as a teacher and principal, Dr. Fred Mednick founded Teachers Without Borders (TWB) in 2000.

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Mari-Pauliina

FINLAND

MA (Psychology), postgraduate student (Special Education), Project manager Centre for Educational Assessment University of Helsinki, Finland

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Dr. Sunita Gandhi

INDIA

Convenor, EDWW Co-Founder, Council for Global Education, USA