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Ruchi S. Kumar


Education:

 

  • MSc Botany  (Department of Botany, Delhi University) in 2000
  • MEd(Master in Education) Central institute of education, Delhi university, 2004-2006
  • M.Ed Thesis: Effectiveness of collaborative learning as a constructivist strategy for elementary level students to learn Science

    supervisor: Dr Nirupma Jaimini (Central Institute of Education)


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    Past experience

    Teacher in Sarvodaya vidyalaya in Delhi for 6 and half years (2000-2006)

     

    Graduate course at HBCSE

    I have credited the following graduate courses for my graduate school during August 2006 to December 2007 in HBCSE.

     

    The term papers and the seminars that I have given are also provided.

    Semester I [August 2006 - December 2006]

     

    Introduction to Cognitive Science [4 credits]

    Instructors: K. Subramaninam

                         Sugra Chunawala

                         Nagarjuna G.

                         Jayashree Ramadas

     

    Perspectives on Science Education [4 credits]

    Instructor: S. C. Agarkar

     

    Introduction to Vygotsky [2 credits]

    Instructor: Beena Choksy

     

     Philosophy of Science and Technology [4 credits]

    Instructor: Nagarjuna G.

                      Chitra Natarajan

     

    Semester II [January 2007 - June 2007]

     

    Educational Research And Statistics [4 credits]

    Instructors: H . C. Pradhan

                       Sugra Chunawala

     

    Introduction to Mathematics Education [4 credits]

    Instructor: K. Subramaniam

     

    Science Technology and Society [2 credits]

    Instructors: Bakhtavar Mahajan

                        Chitra Natrajan

     

    Causation and Explanation

    Instructors: Stathis Psillos

                         Nagarjuna G.

     

    Semester III [August 2007 - December 2007]

     

    Sociology of Education [4 credits]

    Instructor: Sugra Chunalwala

     

      Imagery and Reasoning[4 credits]

     Instructor: K.Subramaniam

    Field work:

    1. Teaching fractions to fifth grade students using instructional sequence designed at HBCSE

    2. Collaboration with a teacher in Sahyadri school for teaching fractions to fifth grade students

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    Reports

    • Wrote report on the proceedings of the 'Teacher professional development' group  for the 'Indo-Swedish ' workshop held from 22-26 feb. 2011.

    Paper presentations

     

    • Gave a presentation in the working group on teacher professional development In Indo-Swedish workshop about the undergoing research project titled “Supporting teacher professional development through teacher-researcher collaboration”.

    • Poster presentation in NIME conference Jan 2012: A teaching learning sequence for integers based on real life context: A dream mall for children
    • National presentation on Mathematics education in ICME-12 held at Seoul, Korea (8-15july 2012) : Preperation and professional development of mathematics teachers (http://nime.hbcse.tifr.res.in/articles)
    • Paper Presentation in TSG 25 (Inservice professional development of teachers): Understanding teachers' concerns and negotiating goals for teaching: insights from collaborative lesson planning
    • Paper presentation in PME-36, Taipei, Taiwan (18-22july 2012): One teachers struggle to teach equivalent fractions with meaning making
    • poster presentation in PME-36, Taipei, Taiwan (18-22july 2012):Interaction between belief and pedagogical content knowledge of teachers while discussing use of algorithms.

    Materials development

    • Development of questionnaire for In-service teachers to know their views and beliefs about mathematics, its teaching and learning , self efficacy and beliefs about students.
    • Development of a questionnaire for Education officers to know their views and beliefs about mathematics, its teaching and learning.

    • Development of a questionnaire for B.Ed trainees to asses their mathematical content knowledge for some topics like fractions, addition and subtraction and assessing their beliefs about mathematics, its teaching and learning through tasks related to teaching

    Sessions conducted in workshops

    • Conducted one session in the workshop for Education officers of KV system on 'Supporting teacher professional development'.

    • Conducted 2 sessions in KV middle school teachers workshop on 'Use of contexts in mathematics teaching' and analyzing videos of teaching titled as 'An inquiry into classroom' and organized presentations of teachers (with help of other members of math group) who were participating in the long term project.

    • Conducted a session for B. Ed trainees focusing on discussing beliefs related to mathematics teaching on 14 feb. 2011. Also participated in design of the workshop for B. Ed trainees .

    Invited talks

    • Gave an Invited lecture in K. J. Somaiya Comprehensive college of Education, Training and Research on 10 Feb. 2011 on the topic of 'Beliefs and practices for teaching mathematics with understanding'.

    Conference attended

    • Attended Episteme 4 conference held at HBCSE from 5-9 January, 2011

    • Attended and presented paper in National seminar on Current Issues in Teacher Education held at CASE, Dept. of Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara from 14-15 march 2011.

    • NIME conference in Mumbai 2012
    • ICME -12 in Seoul, Korea
    • PME-36 in Taipei, Taiwan

    Workshops attended

    • Participated in “Indo- Swedish Workshop” held from 22-26 feb. 2011 in the working group 'teacher professional development as co-coordinator.

    • Attended a workshop on 'Hands on Mathematics' held at HBCSE, Mumbai on 22-23 February 2011.

    • Attended pre-episTEME workshop on ' Learning Environment and teacher interpersonal behaviors' held on 4 January 2011, HBCSE.

    • Attended a discussion workshop on ' Mathematics and equity issue and teacher professional development' at HBCSE, Mumbai on 23-24 August 2010.

    • Attended a two-day workshop on "Dealing with evolution in the classroom: evolutionary perspective in modern biology teaching and research" organized by ATBS and Biology Olympiad Cell, HBCSE at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education from 1-2 April 2011.

    Courses

    A three day course on "perspectives in learning" for foundation course on education at Digantar, Jaipur

    Publications

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    Kumar, R. S. & Subramaniam, K. (2011). Collaborative approach for continuous in-service teacher professional development. Abstracts of National Seminar on Current Issues in Teacher Education, CASE, Dept. of Education, Faculty of education and psychology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara (pp 39-40).

    Kumar, R. S., Subramaniam, K. & Naik, S. (in press, 2012). In Sriraman, B. , Cai, J., Lee, Kyeong-Hwa, Fan, L., Shimizu, Y., Lim, Chap Sam, & Subramaniam, K. (Eds.). Abstracts of the first sourcebook on Asian research in mathematics Education. (pp. 207-211). Information Age publishers.

    Bajaj, R. & Kumar, R. S. (2012) A teaching learning sequence for integers based on real life context: A dream mall for children. Kharatmal, M. Kanhere, A. & Subramaniam, K. (Eds.). In Proceedings of National conference on Mathematics Education (pp.86-89). Mumbai: HBCSE.

    Kumar, R. S. & Subramaniam, K. (2012). Understanding teachers' concerns and negotiating goals for teaching: insights from collaborative lesson planning. In proceedings of 12th International Congress of Mathematics Educators to held in Seoul, Korea.

    Kumar, R. S. & Subramaniam, K. (2012). Interaction between belief and pedagogical content knowledge of teachers while discussing use of algorithms. In Proceedings of the 36th conference of the International group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Taipei, Taiwan

    Kumar, R. S. & Subramaniam, K. (2012). One teachers struggle to teach equivalent fractions with meaning making. In Proceedings of the 36th conference of the International group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Taipei, Taiwan

    Kumar, R.S., Dewan , H. Subramaniam, K. (2012) The preparation and professional development of mathematics teachers,In R. Ramanujam, & K.Subramaniam (Eds.) Mathematics Education In India: Status and Outlook.(pp. 151-182), Mumbai : HBCSE.

     

    For more info on papers visit : http://tifr.academia.edu/ruchikumar



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