Centre for Education and Technology, IT for Change has launched a “Technology integrated learning” course for students and faculty of the Bachelors in Education course at Vijaya Teachers College, Bengaluru. This is the first B.Ed. course based on the National ICT Curriculum, 2013 of Central Institute of Education Technology (CIET), NCERT.
Courses and Curriculum
IT for Change believes that sustainable positive change requires deep pedagogical intervention. New frames of thinking, appropriate modes of learning, and diverse knowledges are necessary to unpack social experience and develop shared vocabulary in current times of technology-mediated change. We collaborate with different institutions to offer short and semester-long courses on the many themes with regard to the information society. We have also supported curriculum development for various institutions, contributing to the design of forward-looking learning systems.
IT for Change and Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, University of Manipal organised a course on 'Social Justice in an Internet-mediated World' that examined themes such as: Role of Technology in Oppression and Emancipation through History, Digital Technologies and the Discourse of Social Justice in India, Globalisation and Democracy in an Internet-mediated world, and the Place of Media, Culture and Community in Network Society.
The course Re-wiring Women's Rights Debates in the Digital Age was organised in New Delhi between 13-15 September 2014, by IT for Change in partnership with Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan and ANANDI, with funding support from IDRC, Canada and UN Women Fund for Gender Equality.
IT for Change and Azim Premji University (APU) organised a course titled, The Gendered Digital in the Network Society, on 3rd and 4th February 2017, which was supported by the Genderlogues program of the India office of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).
Contributions to curriculum making
Our field projects, in teacher education as well as at the school level have helped us contribute to policy and curriculum frameworks at the national and state levels. Our participation in some of these:
Re-Wiring Women’s Rights Debates in the Digital Age
Mr.Paranjoy Guha Thakurtha, a Journalist and Documentary Film-Maker, spoke during his session on 'Challenges to Gender Justice in the Era of Media Convergence' of the 'Re-wiring Women's Rights Debates in the Digital Age' short course organised by IT for Change, Bengaluru, on 14th September, 2014.
Azim Premji University Colloquium Series
Bishakha Datta, Usha Ramanathan and Anita Gurumurthy cast a Feminist Lens on a Digital India