Dr. Urvashi Sahni visited STRC the Saraswati Teachers Training Research and
On 7th Dec, she visited the four sister schools of
On 8th Dec. Dr Urvashi visited the DSH partner schools, in Lalitpur District, namely
On 9th December, Dr. Urvashi Sahni presented an important session on “Social Justice of Education”. Dr. Sahni elaborated on thought provoking issues faced by under-privilege girl students and demonstrated on how she deals with these issues in the schools that she runs in
The videos made by teachers of DSH schools run by Dr. Sahni, are being successfully used in village schools in
Dr. Sahni calls this “Mediation Pedagogy” through which teachers are NOT replaced by the videos but are assisted by the videos. In places where teachers are not available, the videos can however be used by responsible students or school community members to move the courses forward.
The videos are made in Nepali and English, and can be made in local languages, if funding is available. The curriculum of the Government is followed and extra activity classes like painting, singing, and moral classes etc can be given to enhance the level of education being imparted.
The videos are expected to encourage and reward good teachers by giving them a platform to present their skills. It can be a source of training for teachers, and re-training in areas where the children do not receive the videos well. Feedback from the teachers, students and school heads will be of great importance for the project to move ahead. Assessments for each lesson, lesson plans and notes are given, so that progress the children are making can be recorded. Eventually, children’s dropout rate is expected to be checked and classroom performance of the student and teacher is expected to improve.
The project is being run in collaboration with DSH Lucknow and STRC Kathmandu, with each of the Centers being supported by teachers of individual private. The DSH is supported by the Study Hall, a reputed private school founded by Dr. Sahni in
The project in
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Dr. Urvashi Sahni – Speaker at the STRC DSH presentation
Urvashi Sahni has been an educator for the last twenty-two years. She completed her Ph.D. in 1994 in Language and Literacy at the
In the last five years, Dr. Sahni has done considerable work in Drama in Education and the use of technology in Education. She is the Co-Founder of a project called Digital Study Hall, which involves the use of technology to reach underserved populations in
Dr. Sahni was also a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Education at