Trio World Academy students attends UNESCO Mobile Learning Week and also visits The University
Bangalore, May 10, 2018: The students of Trio World Academy had a memorable educational trip to France recently where they had an opportunity to attend the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week at the UNESCO Headquarters and also attended the University of Peace in Paris. The Trio World Academy Students were the youngest and the first-ever high-school participants from India to have attended both this prestigious event this year.
MobileLearning Week is UNESCO’s flagship ICT (Information and CommunicationTechnology) in education event. The 2018 edition, under the theme “Skills for aconnected world”, examined the types of skills needed in and for a connectedeconomy and society, with a focus on digital skills and competencies.Participants exchanged knowledge about the ways governments and otherstakeholders can define and achieve the skills-related targets specified byUNESCO. Students attended several interactive workshops on “Designing digitalstandards for education in crises (along with Google.org and LearningEquality).
The studentsalso had the opportunity to visit The University of Peace conference that wasorganized by Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris or the InternationalUniversity Campus in Paris. The main theme of the University of Peace 2018 was“Democracy and the Digital age” where students learnt about the scope andextent of democracy amidst current IT Revolution and the age of technology.
The studentsof Trio group spoke to the University of Peace Coordinator, Mr. Boris Wisemandiscussing one on one the future of peace in the digital world. CambridgeAdvanced Level student of Grade 12, Arjun Hegde asked ifever-lasting peace is a possibility or a myth and if technology would offer asolution or not to which Mr. Wiseman was of the opinion that “the righttechnology is certainly the answer and the University of Peace is an attempt atfinding how technology can be made right”. IBDP Year 1 student AshwinIyer asked Mr. Wiseman “In this current political state where manycountries are in an artificial state of peace due to the overarching threat ofnuclear war, what is a better solution to this problem in your opinion?” Mr.Wiseman responded saying it’s too complex an issue to summarize in one line.But yes peace needs to be protected and nurtured artificially if need be.”Answering IBDP Year 1 student Amrutamshu Iyengar’s question onthe inception of the University of Peace, Mr. Wiseman explained that “theUniversity of Peace of the CIUP that started in 2015 is an annual event thatbrings together young researchers who gather to speak about peace and thepreservation of peace in our world today. This is to carry forward the peaceideal with which the International University Campus was started between WorldWar 1 and 2.” Kevin Andre Soares, another student of IBDP Year 1inquired on how the University’s perspective of peace has changed over theyears while Tushara Urala of IBDP Year 1 wondered about thefuture plans of expansion of the University of Peace to which Mr. Wisemanreplied saying that, “If you would organize a University of Peace in Bangalore,I would love to visit and speak to other youngsters like you on the future ofpeace!”
Expressinghis views on the educational trip, Mr. NaveenK M, Managing Director, TRIO World Academy said,” The school aims to give pupilsthe skills permitting them to face the complex problems of the world today,instilling in them a sense of responsibility through impart of moral values andwidening their knowledge horizons about other religions and cultures. A globalevent of this stature is the perfect place for Trio to encourage its studentsand get them thinking about the impact of learning on a worldwide scale, whichTrio always believes in.”
Ms.Chandniee, Trio’s Senior School French Teacher, Head of Languages and Theory ofKnowledge Teacher and Coordinator had co –ordinated the trip with the students.