What people wear defines who they are. The multifarious identity of the people of India is nowhere more explicit than in the dress choices they make — women seamlessly transitioning from wearing an exquisite sari to slim fitting jeans, men teaming Nehru jackets with English shirts.
This August, I was invited by Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss & Geschichte des Ortes as a speaker for Creative Coffee, a monthly conversation series with museum experts, to share my research & insights about learning in Museums. In my talk, I presented an overview of museum education in India, explored best practices in … Continue reading Creative Coffee at Humboldt Forum
I am happy to share that presented a paper on museum education in India and Germany at EDULEARN19, the 11th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies in Palma, Spain. I was the chair of the session on Inclusive Education which comprised of topics like out of school learning,multi cultural teacher education, and literacy and … Continue reading The Educational Role of Museums in the 21st century: Case studies from Germany and India
I had the fantastic opportunity of meeting the members of Culture Action Europe (CAE) in Berlin. CAE, based in Brussels, is the largest interdisciplinary forum for the non-governmental cultural sector in Europe. I summarise few of the many interesting points discussed during the two-day meet mottled with local and global news and statistics :
Learning a new language awakens your mind. Especially when that language is German.
In Koraput, a poverty stricken district in India beset by an abysmal literacy and Naxalite insurgency a new idea is taking root. Over hundred first generation learners of the Paraja tribe are learning to name and number at a Free Progress residential school- The Auro-Mira Vidya Mandir.
A praiseworthy accomplishment for a community that has largely remained at the fringes of formal education. Yet there is something that is deeply disturbing.