We have developed a framework at CLIx which articulates a comprehensive and pragmatic approach to Value Education in schools. The CLIx Values curriculum is unique in how it incorporates values with different subjects, thereby making education more meaningful. Our major task is to integrate values into the teaching and learning process, so that students discover meaningful connections between subject matter and lived realities. Value education enables students to think, reason, question and reflect, to learn to care, feel concern and to act accordingly.
I have been working in school education for the last 11 years in the areas of educational assessment, e-learning, school leadership, teacher professional development and assessment of values. Prior to that, I worked in the corporate sector for 14 years in India and overseas as a business consultant and in technology- based project management and change management roles.
- BTech (1991), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.
I have engaged with children and youth in the past using participatory theatre. In research and practice, stories excite me and I am exploring ways in which stories could develop students’ self- expression and empathy in schools. As part of CLIx, I work with the Values team to develop content and pedagogy for value education.
- Integrated M.Phil–PhD (Current), School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
- MA (2015), School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Social Work.
- BA (2013), Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, Delhi. Journalism (Hons).
I believe values education focuses on holistic development of a child. I wish to understand the ways in which the school society could implement different strategies for developing a students’ self confidence, promoting her creative-thinking and decision-making skills. In addition to this, I also wish to be part of a team that propagates certain commonly agreed upon “ethical values” that have been included in our constitution. I am keenly interested in the challenge of inculcating these values in students who come from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I wish to understand how value education helps improve interpersonal relationships among children and guides them into becoming “responsible” citizens of the country.
- M.A. Elementary Education (2015-17) Tata Institute Of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
- BSc IT ( 2011-14) Punjab University, Chandigarh
Consultant for Value Education, Centre Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research, TISS
I have been working in the education sector for the last 13 years. I have worked in the areas of early childhood education, educational assessment, educational research and training, and life skills education.
As a member of the CLIx values team, I am responsible for creating and reviewing content related to values education. Our behaviour, relationships, decisions, choices are all shaped by the values we hold. Positive values lead to positive actions. During adolescence, children undergo various emotional and physical changes even as they get ready to lead their lives independently. So, at this stage, it is very important to reinforce good values in children so that they are equipped to face challenges and make the best use of all the opportunities available to them. Values education is crucial not only for the overall well-being of children but also for our nation as these children are our future.
M.Sc. (2002) in Human Development and Family Studies (Hons), from MSU, Baroda.
B.Sc. (2000) in Human Development and Family Studies (Hons), from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda.