A consultation meeting was jointly organized by VMFT and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) on 16th February 2023 at VMFT Hall, Thekkummood with the aim to design a series of education seminars on the topic ‘Perspectives for Kerala’s School Education – Shaping a Future with Social Justice. Tata Institute of Social Sciences or TISS, India’s foremost social science university was founded in 1936. The seminar series is planned to be held over the course of 2023 which is the sesquicentennial or 150th birth year of Vakkom Moulavi.
Presently there is a lack of a strong research agenda on education for evidence -based policy making. We cannot respond to the future needs of society unless the education system suitably changes. Even though Kerala has made many advancements in the field of education, in a fast-changing technological society, it also faces many challenges impeding the all-round development of children
Three broad thematic areas are considered 1) Protecting the Anthropocene: Addressing Climate Change and Sustainability 2) The Future of Work and the Future of Education 3) Language, Citizenship, Identity and Culture and the Role of Formal Education.
Dr. Sajitha Bashir (Vice-Chair, VMFT and former Global Adviser and Education Manager of World Bank), and Anu Joy of TISS made the main presentations and Dr. Jayaprakash SCERT Director and Prof. Khader initiated discussions. Prof Achuthsankar S. Nair(Kerala University), Sri.Anvar Sadath (CEO, KITES), Er. Cherian Varghese (UST Global), Er.CM Varghese (IEEE) and all other delegates actively participated in the discussions. Around 25 leaders from various sectors participated. Er. Suhair Chair, VMFT welcomed the gathering and Dr. Suresh Kumar proposed vote of thanks.