Learning for a Sustainable Future: Teacher Conference

Connecting Classrooms 3, globally launched in India in July 2015 as part of the Schools Week, will reach out to train 8000 teachers and 1000 leaders in the area of core skills. As part of the Schools Week 2016, British Council's premiere schools event, we will have a four-day long programme where we will reflect on the progress made in the last 18 months of Connecting Classrooms 3. We will engage in deliberations and raise awareness of newer pedagogies of learning to improve the quality of education across all age groups and subjects focused on the integration of core skills within the curriculum.

An integral part of this programme is the 2-day Teacher Conference on 30 Nov and 1 Dec 2016.This teacher conference will involve about 250 practitioners and comprise plenaries and workshops including a keynote from Gareth Mills, an influential thinker engaged in curriculum innovation and learning design. The conference will focus on collaborative practices and core skills for children with special education needs. It will also feature case studies and presentations by practitioners.

Read more about the conference and the various other events in the document under the downloads section.

More about the conference


THEME 1:Ensuring learning outcomes in Elementary Education

THEME 5:Re-vamping Teacher Education for Quality Teachers

THEME 8:New knowledge, pedagogies and approaches for teaching of Science, Maths and Technology in School Education to improve learning outcomes of students

THEME 10:Enabling Inclusive Education – education of SCs, STs,girls, minorities and children with special needs (conference will only address children with special needs)

THEME 12:Comprehensive Education – Ethics, Physical Education, Arts & Crafts, Life Skills


1. How can learning outcomes be improved by embedding core skills within the curriculum thereby designing newer pedagogies and making teaching learning process more engaging and enjoyable?

2. How does collaborative and global learning contribute in the development of holistic skills amongst the learners thereby ensuring a sustainable future?

3. How can quality education be provided to all learners including children with special needs?


The conference will provide opportunities for practitioners to explore newer pedagogies across all age groups and subjects focused on the integration of core skills within the curriculum.

It will reflect on the importance of nurturing today’s learners as global citizens and emphasise the need of collaborative learning.

It will deliberate on inclusive practices to ensure quality education for all.


The conference will raise awareness of newer pedagogies of learning to improve the quality of education.

The deliberations at the conference will be collated into a report that would provide inputs to future policy formulations.

About the keynote speaker

Gareth Mills is an experienced and influential curriculum designer. He is passionate about design, believing that the way we choose to design our cities, our public services and our schools has a deep impact on their effectiveness. In particular, Gareth is passionate about the way we design learning.

As an advisor to the UK Government when working for England's Curriculum Authority, Gareth led an initiative called The Futures Challenge. The initiative looked at how the curriculum might be developed to better respond to contemporary challenges faced by individuals, society and the economy. Alongside the important development of academic knowledge, schools were encouraged to seek to promote the wider skills for life and learning, valued by employers, universities and wider society. Similarly, connections were also made to the major challenges of our time, such as health and well-being, entrepreneurship and climate change.

Gareth now works with organisations and schools in the UK, Europe and Asia helping to design curricular and learning experiences for leaders, teachers and students. His portfolio includes work with The International Baccalaureate Organisation, UNESCO and The National Foundation for Education Research Good design can inspire and motivate - poor design frustrates and disheartens. It's the same for learning as it is in the rest of life. During his visit Gareth will explore why he believes that every educator needs to see themselves as an architect of powerful learning.

Registration details

British Council invites you to register for this prestigious annual 2-day teacher conference. Become a part of a global dialogue and see the chaging face of education in India.

Please register yourself by clicking on this link here. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NFZPFDZ

Registration fees for this workshop is 1200 INR per participant. It includes the meals (lunch) on both days of the conference. 

Please send the amount through a cheque/DD drawn in favour of British Council Division payable at New Delhi. If more than one person from your institution is participating you can send us one cheque/DD for the entire amount.

For more details please write to us at schoolsweek@britishcouncil.org or at 011-41497188