DIF ON DEMAND

Why Biology and Economics Are Really the Same

  • Speakers:
  • Phoebe Rose Mason, Alpana Kelkar

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The Disruptive Innovation Festival is an online festival of ideas that asks the question: what if we could redesign everything? During the DIF, we’ll be asking our speakers to tell us what they think is in store for the future of the economy. While watching you can chip in with your thoughts and questions: sign up for a free My DIF account and ask your question through the discussion forum below the live stream!

Today's world meets us with more complex challenges than ever before and to find solutions to these complex problems we need to gear our education systems to promote, test and teach students to think through an interdisciplinary lens. Exploring why Biology and Economics are really the same, this live session aims to provide educators with ideas on what interdisciplinary learning could look like and encourage new ways of understanding the world through interactive graphics. Join us to explore and innovate in the field of education!

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Speakers

Phoebe Rose Mason

Phoebe Rose Mason

Student

Phoebe is a second year Canadian student at the Mahindra United World College of India, where she is engaged in a biodiversity program through a Fire and Rescue Service. Phoebe is most interested in development economics and peace and justice, and spends as much time as possible in the outdoors.

Alpana Kelkar

Alpana Kelkar

Teacher of Biology and Chemistry at UWC Mahindra College

Alpana holds a masters degree in Medicinal and Analytical Chemistry. She has been a teacher of international curricula since 1996. Having taught these different curricula in different schools has helped her develop an interest in the integration of different subjects into one. She love to look for links between concepts and their applications.

Host

Ankita Bhattacharjee

Ankita Bhattacharjee

Student

Ankita is a 12th grade student at the Mahindra United World College of India, Pune, where she is completing her second year of the International Baccalaureate. Ankita is passionate about complexity and systems thinking and aims to apply that to her education system and to experiential learning opportunities. She did a summer work experience with the Schools and Colleges Division of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and has completed a complexity course.

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