07-10-2020  Wednesday

12 August to 30 October, 2020

Understanding Teaching Practice

Every Wednesday (14:00-16:00), Friday (14:00-16:00)

Venue: Outside the Campus

Coordinator: Dean's Office


Narendra Deshmukh, Kalpana Kharade, Harita Raval, Reema Mani

About the course:

This course aims to provide a continuation of understanding the teaching experience. It will start in online mode. In view of the pandemic situation and classes being conducted online, the course will mainly focus on discussing teaching videos and challenges of teaching online. Having observed B.Ed students (pre-service teachers) in their institute, observed their practice, conducted classes in a regular school, and viewed textbooks, the Science and Mathematics Education research scholars are now ready to explore in-service teaching across different levels. They will read, observe teaching videos, and if possible, observe online classes in the forthcoming session.They will also make an Action Research proposal drawing from their previous experiences. As part of an assignment, they will write a reflective essay on a teaching practice-related book as provided during the course.


talk on "Teachers, Teaching and the Bureaucratic Imagination: Who is accountable for quality education in NEP 2020?"

Date: 07 October, 2020
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Outside the Campus

Coordinator: HBCSE Dean's Office


Dr. Ajay Singh, Associate Professor, CEI&AR, TISS


The presentation will provide an analysis of National Education Policy 2020, through a comparative case of bureaucratic imagination versus pedagogical imagination. The analysis will deal with the outline of teaching learning processes and teachers as presented in the Policy. This will also include some observations on relations between teachers and government machinery vis-à-vis overall accountability framework that emerges from the range of recommendations for school clusters, teacher training, teacher recruitment, and financial provisioning.

About the Speaker:

Ajay Kumar Singh is currently Professor at Center for Education, Innovation, and Action Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai campus). Ajay's recent work includes leading the implementation of Connected Learning Initiatives (CLIx) project, evaluation of various centrally-sponsored schemes of teacher education in India, anchoring teacher education in a Masters programme for Teacher Educators of Afghanistan, supporting the development of a Case Study of Innovative Financing in Education.

Prior to joining TISS, he worked closely with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) & Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan(RMSA) from 2010 to 2015, as Chief Consultant (Quality Education) for Ministry of Human Resource & Development. He has also served as faculty at University of Delhi. He has been member, National Task Force on Curriculum and Pedagogy, constituted by the Government of India, and mandated and constituted under RTE act 2009. His work and interests' areas are Education Policy, and Teacher Education. He has also been on several expert committees set up by the Government of India, and various state governments. His books on media and parliamentary procedures have received national awards.

For more information on Ajay Singh and his work - https://tiss.edu/view/9/employee/ajay-singh/