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Amina Charania

Senior Program Officer, Tata Trusts

Dr. Amina Charania is currently working with Tata Trusts as Senior Program Officer in the education portfolio and is Adjunct Associate Professor at Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research, TISS. At the Trust, her role has been to design, recommend and manage education projects in the area of improving quality of education projects for children and adolescents in tribal and minority pockets. She has also initiated an innovative approach of Integrating Dinni and Dunyavi Talim (Religious and Secular) in madrasas. Her significant work at the Trust has been initiating and scaling the program called Integrated approach to Technology in Education (ITE) in rural areas and urban slums. This program echoes the TPACK model and aims to improve learning process, interest and inculcate authentic, analytical, digital citizenship and other 21st century skills in adolescents. ITE case studies have been part of the UNESCO and EduSummit white papers in the year 2014-15. Prior to associating with the Trust in India, she worked in Iowa State University Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching as on the evaluation team of the federal grant on Teacher Education Goes into Virtual Schooling (TEGIVS). At CEIAR she works in the research and teacher professional development cells of the Connected Learning Initiative. CLIx is a Tata Trust, TISS and MIT led tech enabled project for high school students in India.

Using 'Blended Learning' To Reform The Education System

Many educationists and experts have agreed on the need for an intervention wherein the focus of the Indian education system shifts to harnessing "blended learning" -- a combination of the physical and digital tools which integrate face-to-face pedagogical methods with innovative connected learning -- to deliver quality education at scale to Indian students.
27/01/2016 11:57 AM IST