Creative Coffee at Humboldt Forum

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 inContinue reading “Creative Coffee at Humboldt Forum”

The Educational Role of Museums in the 21st century: Case studies from Germany and India

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 andContinue reading “The Educational Role of Museums in the 21st century: Case studies from Germany and India”

A peek inside: Culture Action Europe’s German Hub Meet

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 :

Kechla Diaries : Teaching first generation learners of the Paraja tribe

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.

The Local Tribute

Mumbai’s locals are at its best an excellent psycho- socio profile of Mumbai city. It bears witness to the city’s rapid pace running day and night scarcely pausing to rest just like its citizens who appear overdosed on energy pills.