25-02-2022  Friday

21 January to 29 April, 2022

Introduction to Science and Mathematics Education Research

Every Wednesday (09:00-11:00), Friday (09:00-11:00)

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Graduate Courses for January - April 2022 (ONLINE & HYBRID)

First-Year Core Course:


Dr. K. K. Mashood, P. K. Joshi and Dr. Anisha Malhotra Dalvi

Starting from January 21, 2022

21 January to 29 April, 2022

Teaching Overview cum Practicum (UTP) (Part-II)

Every Wednesday (11:30-13:30), Friday (11:30-13:30)

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Graduate Courses for January - April 2022 (ONLINE & HYBRID)

Second Year Advanced Core Course:


Dr. Narendra D. Deshmukh and Dr. Kalpana Kharade

Starting from January 21, 2022


NIUS Teachers' Workshop 2022

Date: 22 to 25 February, 2022
Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Venue: Various Venues in the Campus

Coordinator: Dr. Anuttama Kulkarni / Prof. Rekha Vartak

NIUS Teachers' Workshop 2022


Seminar by Dr. Aditi Kothiyal

Date: 25 February, 2022
Time: 14:30 - 15:30

Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Centre Director's Office

Please note that it will be at G1 (M.B), HBCSE and also done through an online mode [Zoom meeting application] for those not attending physically. The details of which are as follows:

Zoom Link:


Meeting ID:

965 7631 8973



Title of the talk:

Rethinking science education through an integrated approach to designing and analysing Makerspaces

Name of the Speaker:

Dr. Aditi Kothiyal

Abstract of the talk:

Recent research suggests that cognition is not a process running exclusively in the head, but it emerges from constant interactions between agents and environments. Cognition is thus embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive (4E). Therefore, in order to understand, and better support, learning of new science concepts and disciplinary practices (such as design and computational thinking), it is necessary to understand how the body, environment and actions interact to advance the learning process.

My work is focused on understanding such embodied learning in various contexts, by designing and studying novel learning environments, which support new kinds of embodied interactions. Through multiple research projects, I have developed an integrated approach to design and analyse such learning environments for concepts and practices, grounded within the 4E model of cognition. In this talk, I illustrate this integrated approach, using two projects (design and analysis of engineering estimation, multimodal analysis of computational thinking), and discuss how this approach could be extended to study learning in Makerspaces.

Makerspaces offer a good testbed to extend this integrated approach (to analyse and apply embodied learning), as making involves physical activities (prototyping, testing etc.) as well as imagination and reflection. I will discuss my plans for investigating embodied learning in makerspaces, focusing specifically on the following research questions:

1. How does learning happen within a makerspace?

2. How can we design to make this learning happen?

About the Speaker:

Dr. Aditi Kothiyal, is a postdoctoral researcher in the CHILI lab at EPFL Lausanne, and the Executive Director of joint EPFL-ETHZ doctoral program in learning sciences. With a background in learning sciences / educational technology, Dr. Kothiyal is researching the potential of robotics in various STEM education contexts from primary school to undergraduate learners. She is a faculty applicant at HBCSE with an interest in the area of transforming engineering and engineering sciences education through makerspaces.