Field Projects

Field projects

In times of rapid, digitally-induced change, the knowledge space becomes a key area of capture and contestation. The state of play in the realm of concepts and frameworks is therefore a significant site for critical examination and informed action. Theoretical lenses and empirical facts must be used skilfully to trace who defines emergent social, economic and political ideas and how interests of different actors are impacted. IT for Change has been at the cutting edge of critical research, not only de-constructing dominant approaches and concepts in relation to digital developments, but also articulating alternative frameworks rooted in ideals of social justice and equity.

CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Education field projects tree

 

The focus of field projects in our work is on demonstrating participatory and decentralized models of technology integration in education, and using this experience to provide inputs for policy and curriculum.

Building state-wide professional learning communities of teachers, integrating digital methods into in-service teacher education programs of the public education system is our 'extensive' field project strategy.  Our 'Subject Teacher Forum' programs in Karnataka, Telangana and Assam aim to build such extensive teacher networks.

 

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PRAKRIYE - CENTER FOR COMMUNITY INFORMATICS AND DEVELOPMENT

Prakriye

 

An equitable information society can flourish only through inclusive and informed debate, involving not merely actors from the technology arena but all actors in the development sphere, especially from the South. Current information society and 'ICTs for development' or ICTD approaches predominantly represent Northern realities and perspectives, tending to favour market-fundamentalist thinking and valorising technology per se. We attempt to de-construct the dominant approach and concepts in relation to ICTs and development and articulate alternatives, based on theoretical and empirical investigation.

 

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