These are the people behind the organising of the InDEC 2018.
Director, SchoolScape, centre for educators, Independent Consultant, Promotes learning for life and life for learning
Amukta is the convenor of InDEC 2018.
She has worked with small schools, NGO-led education programmes, large-scale government interventions in the domains of professional development of all cadres of educators and administrators, baseline studies, assessment of children and evaluation; in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and across the country. She is interested in crafts, indigenous knowledge and practices, wildlife & nature. She currently lives in Bangalore.
Applied linguist, educationist
Saumya is the co-convenor of InDEC 2018.
An applied linguist and English language instructor turned educationist promoting A.S. Neill’s philosophy by living it. A strong supporter of freedom of choice and children and human rights. A rover at heart and heels, artist, lover of nature and a Buddhist practitioner who once aspired to become a Buddhist nun.
Consultant, English language enrichment, Sishugriha Montessori and High School, Bangalore
Nivedita is a part of the editorial team for IDEC 2018. She spoke about the history of democratic culture in India at InDEC 2017 held in Bangalore.
Nivedita is a consultant for English language enrichment at Sishugriha Montessori and High School, Bangalore. She creates curriculum for the primary school as part of reading and book discussion activities in the Reading Room. She also teaches English online and is looking for new ways to facilitate language learning outside the school environment.
She has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and has worked with the M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai on mangrove conservation. She is interested in the sustainable, zero waste lifestyle.
Researcher, Associate Professor
vandana is part of the editorial team and helps with advocacy.
In her academic persuasion to cultivate democratic educational environment in schools, vandana is engaged in rigorous research and has developed research based thought provoking pedagogical designs addressing issues of Diversity and Democracy in a regular school system. She has been diligently promoting the case of equal opportunities for all. Even while spelling her name, she believes that all the alphabets are equally significant and the thought is more important than the person, so a conscious use of lowercasing for the name. vandana has been working with Central Institute of Education (CIE), Department of Education, University of Delhi, India for the last twenty years. She has taught in a school for four years before joining the university. She has worked with many national and international organizations like World Bank, MHRD India, NCERT, NCTE, SCERT, Roehampton University, London , USIEF, UGC.
Senior Mentor, Language and Learning Foundation, New Delhi
Trained in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, Aditi’s special focus has been on Language Learning and Literacy development in the early grades. Her work areas include School Readiness, Early childhood care and Education, Critical Pedagogy, Classroom processes, Learning Environments, Student Learning, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Quality Education Outcomes and Education delivery, Assessments, Child Rights and Child- friendly schools. She is currently implementing a Distance learning programme for Teachers and Teacher Educators to design and put into practice early grade reading programmes.
Deyone helps with the logistics and venue management.
He is an educator focusing on mathematics teaching and learning. He co- founded and works full time with Gubbachi Learning Community, an NGO that works with school drop outs from migrant communities in Bangalore. He enjoys working with children from primary classes to high school and create knowledge with them.
Teacher, Shriram Montessori
Ankita helps with Logistics & Documentation.
An enthusiast of birds, rainbows & the hills, Ankita is currently working with children (6 to 13 year olds) in the area of art & language.
Entrepreneur, Education Technologist
Tanay helps manage the website & social media presence for InDEC.
He is an EdTech entrepreneur, currently developing an online platform to improve motivation levels and learning outcomes using phenomenon based learning. Previously, he developed a learning platform to encourage reading and study without class boundaries. He has worked with schools to encourage self-directed learning and adoption of technology to enhance classroom teaching.
Prem Kumar Aparanji
Technologist, Child Learning & Development Promoter, Wildlife Conservationist
Prem helps manage the website & social media presence for InDEC.
He is based out of Hosur, Tamil Nadu, and helps his wife runs Vismaya Montessori House of Children and Indian Montessori Training Courses – Hosur in addition to being a managing committee member of Kenneth Andersen Nature Society, an NGO concerned with wildlife conservation in Melagiris and earning his bread and butter in the Indian IT industry.