The UK-India Education Week (previously known as the UK-India English Partnerships Forum) is designed to bring together key UK and India-based stakeholders working in education, from both the public as well as the private sectors, to share best practice and develop a mutual understanding of the education landscape in the respective countries. The activity takes place every two years, centred around a particular theme. The week is normally scheduled to coincide with the Education World Forum and Bett Show events in London.
In 2017, the week took place from 22-27 January on the theme 'teaching and technology'. The objectives of the week were to:
- share knowledge and information about teaching and technology through exchange of experiences from Indian and UK providers
- bring together key organisations working with teachers and technology who could be potential partners for current/future opportunities.
The study tour included visits to a primary school in London to see a demonstration of Iris Connect – a tool for teachers' professional development; The Open University; the Institute of Education at University College London; Avado Learning; Jisc; Nesta and London Grid for Learning.
The programme also included the launch of a new publication Teaching and technology: case studies from India at an evening event on 24 January 2017. This publication was the result of a collaboration between British Council India and Central Square Foundation.
Information about the delegation including the areas they are interested in for collaboration and partnership is available in the downloads section at the bottom of this page.
For information about previous partnerships events, please see below.