Kartik Pandit
Ambassador, Academy

Kartik Pandit

Sevagram, India

National Geographic Educator | Experiential Learning | Microsoft Innovative Educator & Trainer | Adobe Creative Educator | Learning Sciences | Sustainability

A barefoot, Certified National Geographic Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator & Trainer, Adobe Creative Educator, an experienced Senior Learning & Development Associate with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry majorly as an experiential learning educator for more than five years.
Working in research and development of Pedagogy, Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) creating an instructional design in both concrete and abstract models integrating- Adventure | Nature | Simulations.

His-Story :

From hiding gems in the soil hoping to attract snakes by sharing his precious treats to now having a relentless curiosity to learn more about snakes and their ways of existence, Kartik brings his curious energy to almost all things he pursues! He remembers with great fondness his childhood summers spent exploring the western ghats of Mangalore & Karkala. Days spent here filled him with a thirst to know more of the outdoors and he is particularly intrigued by how humans can co-exist with other creatures, for he found he was one with self while in natural settings. And it is this quality that later extended into a professional concrete experience that led to reflection, conceptualization, action, and back to another concrete experience.

He has, for over 5 years, played a key role in various start-ups with preference and a strong focus on education. His approach and concern towards the environment and associated beliefs in enabling the transformation of lives influenced considerable time spent heavily involved with rescuing children in the state of Maharashtra and finding ways for them to have a safe and secure learning environment.

He also enjoys playing and listening to music and can play over 10 instruments and he continues to learn more! He is extending his interest in music to learn Sound therapy and Sound based healing techniques currently.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I see purpose in this community, the structure in which the community is crafted by working and reviewing on innovation models around education is such a beautiful way to come together.

How can education support students to flourish?

I feel the fundamental thing education must do is, Increase the state of awareness of the every stakeholder in the learning environment and everything else will fall into place.

What role does innovation play in education change?

It enables a mindset that questions the existing system, hence fosters and nurtures problem solving and making the system more efficient.