This book explores the evolution of Integrated approach to Technology in Education (ITE), an initiative of Tata Trusts in India, and the many innovative ways in which it has helped enrich the learning process and fostered new skills for young people, especially those living in challenging environments.
The book offers an in-depth look into authentic, creative and project-based learning experiences that have been facilitated by using technology in education in different settings in India, with case studies about opportunities and challenges of implementing ITE in the tribal pockets of West Bengal and Maharashtra, madrasas in West Bengal, government schools in rural Assam and sites in Uttar Pradesh. It examines the viability and sustainability of using ITE and other digital methods to address the complex education needs of children and address the challenges in the professional development of teachers. It also highlights the creative use of inquiry, project-based collaborative learning and distance education technologies during the pandemic in government-run schools.
This book will be of interest to teachers, students and researchers of education, education technology, digital education and information technology. It will also be useful for educators, policymakers, educational institutions, EdTech start-ups and NGOs in the education sector.
Table of Contents
1.Introduction to Integrated approach to Technology in Education 2. The evolution of ITE in India 3. Adoption and spread across geographies and cultural contexts 4. Most celebrated activities: melas and camps 5. Workshops to digital badges: a dynamic journey of teacher professional development in ITE 6. Adaptation of ITE activities during COVID-19 7. Findings from outcome studies
Amina Charania conceptualized and led the ITE (Integrated approach to Technology in Education) initiative at Tata Trusts across India. She is currently Associate Professor at Centre of Teaching Excellence at Tata Institute of Social Sciences.