Given the National Education Policy (2020) and its emphasis on Art Integration, schools and key stakeholders have been meeting and collaborating to understand this deeper. To start with, Art is natural for a child’s expression and an integral part of his/her intelligence and holistic development. While Art Integration is actually intuitive, its execution, assessment and monitoring requires tremendous amounts of research and work.
Rhapsody, a brainchild of well-known pianist Anil Srinivasan, has been one of the pioneers in Art Integration since 2013, and has a presence in over 400 schools in Southern India. Using a combination of Music and Visual Art to teach STEM and other disciplines within the curriculum, Rhapsody’s impact can now be seen in over 300,000 children.
In 2020, Rhapsody joined hands with publication heavyweight Macmillan and their Education wing to work on an Art Integration toolkit, and their collaboration has resulted in highly successful outreach workshops for schools (done virtually), as well as syllabi creation on Art Integration.
The two entities – Rhapsody and Macmillan Education – have come together to present the first ever Art Integration Conclave on Feb 6, 2021 virtually for over 2,000 schools across India. In this conclave, they will explore the need for Art Integration, 21st century academic expectations, Art as Inspiration and methods of delivery and assessment.
The confirmed panellists for this event include:
Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthi
Director, IIT Madras
Dr Vinay Swarup Mehrotra
Professor & Head, Curriculum Development & Evaluation Centre (CDEC) & NSQF Cell, PSSCIVE, NCERT
Dr Ananth Nageswaran
Member (Part-Time), Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Government of India
Distinguished Professor of Finance and Economics, Krea University
Smt. Shubha Mudgal
Shri. Anil Srinivasan
Award winning Pianist & Founder – Rhapsody
Associate Prof, Krea University
Smt. Sanjna Kapoor
Ms. JoDee Scissors
Digital Learning Professional l Consultant l Writer l Founder of PaperPlanes ED
Vandana Rellan Juneja
Director – Marketing & New Initiatives at Macmillan Education
Shri. Joji Paul
Principal, Benchmark International School
and Joint Secretary of Confederation of State Sahodayas.
Smt. Aparna Athreya
An award-winning storyteller, Educator, Children’s author and a Life coach.
She is a TEDx speaker on Storytelling and Multiple Intelligence.
President of Bangalore Storytelling Society and Founder of Story Triangle
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