25-01-2023  Wednesday

09 January to 19 April, 2023

Advanced Topics in Cognition

Every Monday (15:00-17:00), Wednesday (10:00-12:00)

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Elective Graduate Course


Prof. Sanjay Chandrasekharan & Dr. Sweta Anantharaman

Teaching Assistants:

Ms. Pranshi Upadhyay and Mr. Joseph Salve

11 January to 19 April, 2023

Research Methodology: Advanced Course on STEM Education Research

Every Wednesday (14:00-16:00), Friday (11:00-13:00)

Venue: Main Building Seminar Room - 217

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Core Graduate course


Dr. Deepa Chari


Kumar Vishwakosh Meeting

Date: 24 to 25 January, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Venue: NIUS Building Meeting Room - G3

Coordinator: Shri V. D. Lale

Kumar Vishwakosh Meeting


Ph.D. Synopsis Seminar by Ms. Jeenath Rahaman

Date: 25 January, 2023
Time: 10:30 - 13:00

Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Zoom Meeting Link:


Meeting ID:

917 5161 1172



Candidate Name:

Ms. Jeenath Rahaman

Ph.D. Thesis Title:

Empirical studies of students’ conception of Area-measurement, and their implications for Mathematics Education


The thesis reports empirical studies to understand students' conception of area measurement (AM), primarily identifying the cognitive processes and their implications for mathematics education research (MER). The thesis broadly follows three major research trends in MER -Constructivism, Social-constructivism, and Enactivism. The first set of studies draws mainly from Piagetian theory of individual construction to understand students' conception of AM, considering a naturalistic paradigm. The studies highlighted various issues for AM conception and consolidated them under a network model of AM. The second study follows Vygotskian social constructivism theories and uses argumentation as a conceptual and analytical framework. The study adopts the teaching design experiment methodology, where novel tasks were designed and tried in the classroom. The study highlights students' conceptual difficulties in AM and the process of collective argumentation in addressing them in a classroom. The third set of studies has evolved from the recent advancements in enactivist theories of cognition and their application in mathematics education. This study investigates the role of material interaction (or physical manipulations) in solving AM tasks using an eye-tracking method and found eye-movement patterns that indicate a more efficient strategy among students who used specific manipulations over others.