Areas of research
Understanding international perspectives on Citizenship Education: Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 clearly articulates, ‘by 2030 ensure all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, …, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development’. Therefore, I would like to understand about the educational domains like Global citizenship, Citizenship Education, Active Citizenship and continue contributing for large-scale programs in India over the long run.
Pedagogy for Citizenship Education: Mulyavardhan program suggests the pedagogies based on the cooperative learning principles. I have a membership of the 'International Association for the Study of Co-operation in Education'. I'll continue with the research on the similar Pedagogies like Cooperative Learning, Service Learning.
Citizenship Curriculum integration: Mulyavardhan has developed its curriculum. There are different approaches for implementation of such curriculum like merging democratic values in the current curricular subjects, introducing it as a separate subject, creating out of the classroom opportunities, or influencing adults to practice this(Coster & Sigalas, 2017). India has used all these approaches at the different point in time. I realized that there are no studies commenting on the effectiveness of these approaches in the Indian context, which will be my next research.
Establishing international measurements for Citizenship Education in India: Recently, I got an opportunity to read the research conducted under ICCS. It compares the different countries on Citizenship related understanding by accommodating the cultural, teacher background and school system context(Schulz, Ainley, Fraillon, Losito, & Agrusti, 2016). I would like to contribute as a researcher for establishing the measurements, compare findings with different countries and influence policy decisions.