Education

2016

During 2010- 16, ITfC designed and implemented a new model of teacher-education, based on ‘professional community of practice’ amongst teachers, in collaboration with RMSA and DSERT Karnataka,called the 'Subject Teacher Forum' program (STF). On similar lines, ITfC in partnership with RMSA Assam and UNICEF to implement the Assam STF program.…

2016

In this article for the Deccan Herald, Gurumurthy Kasinathan expresses concern over the increasing trend of government schools being "adopted" by CSR initiatives. Under the guise of introducing ‘efficient’ practices and improving infrastructure, he argues, the fundamental nature of the public school system is shifting.

2016

Gurumurthy, Director of IT for Change discusses the work and vision of IT for Change in an interview on All India Radio.

ಐಟಿ ಫಾರ್ ಚೇಂಜ್‌ನ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಗುರುಮೂರ್ತಿಯವರು ಆಕಾಶವಾಣಿಯ ಸಂದರ್ಶನದಲ್ಲಿ ಐಟಿ ಫಾರ್ ಚೇಂಜ್‌ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಕೆಲಸ ಹಾಗೂ ಉದ್ದೇಶದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚರ್ಚಿಸಿದರು.

2015

Gurumurthy Kasinathan, presented a paper titled 'Domination and emancipation: A framework for assessing ICT and Education programs' at the CESI Conference, on 14th December, 2015. The theme of the conference was 'Education: Domination, Emancipation and Dignity'. The presentation attempted to consolidate insights on the transformatory potential…

2015

Gurumurthy Kasinathan writes about SSLC performance rankings and the undue stress they cause leading to multiple preparatory examinations which may not be the best thing for students and teachers. He analyzes the problematic nature of these rankings and suggests alternatives in an opinion piece in the Deccan Herald.

 

 

2014

The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) an “in-service teacher education” program for high school teachers in Karnataka, was started in 2010-11 by Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) and Directorate of School Educational Research and Training (DSERT) Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change. The STF focuses on integrating ICTs for…

2014

ITfC has been working with teacher-educators from District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs) and Colleges of Teacher Education (CTEs) in Karnataka, over 2012-2016,  to build a 'community of practice' for teacher educators. This 'Community of Practice for teacher-educators' (COP TE) is being build in collaboration with Directorate of…

2014

Gurumurthy, IT for Change was a member in the Committee constituted by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to deliberate on recommendations 8 and 12 of the Justice Verma Commission report. Recommendation No 8 is that “the first professional degree in Teacher Education be only face to face mode”, and recommendation 12 is "Faculty…

2014

The Subject Teacher Forum (STF) is an “in-service teacher education” programme for high school teachers in Karnataka was started in 2010-11 by RMSA Karnataka, in collaboration with IT for Change. Over the last four years, ITfC has trained around 500 Government High School teachers in mathematics, science, head teacher and social…

2013

Ranjani Ranganathan was a member of the core group for the design of the National ICT curriculum, 2013 of Central Institute of Education Technology (CIET), NCERT. The National ICT curriculum has been based on the aspirations and guidelines set in the National ICT Policy which focuses on building the skills of computing, creating and…