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Nisha Rajkumar Butoliya

Email: [email protected]

Nisha is a faculty member at the School of Education and has been with the Azim Premji Foundation since 2009. She has taught at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad at postgraduate programmes. She has been involved with the conceptualisation and implementation of in-service capacity development of professionals – teacher educators, block and district education officers and so on. She has contributed to the pre-service teacher education curriculum revamp exercises in Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand and to the development of textbooks for elementary classes in Sikkim and Mizoram.

Academic Qualifications
  • UGC-NET (Education)
  • M.A. (Education)
  • M.A. (English Literature)
  • B.Sc. B.Ed. (IV-year integrated course)
Teaching

At postgraduate level: Understanding language, Leadership and Social Responsibility, Educational leadership and change.

For In-service professionals: short term certificate courses - Perspectives on public education system, Classroom observation for enabling teacher reflection, perspectives and pedagogy of early literacy.

Areas of Interest
  • Language education in elementary schools.
  • Teacher education.
Publications and Writings
  • Butoliya, N. (2019, November). Contextualising textbooks: Glimpses from Sikkim. Teacher Plus, 17 (11), 6-9.
  • Butoliya, N. (2019). Enabling and making of a good teacher. Paper presented at III Teacher Educators Conference, State Council of Educational Research and Training, Gangtok, Sikkim. Retrieved from
  • http://www.scertsikkim.in/upload/1565785719Enabling%20and%20making%20of%20a%20good%20teacher-converted.pdf
  • Naik, A., Butoliya, N. (2019, January 14). Is education a casualty? Deccan Herald. Retrieved from https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/main-article/education-casualty-708276.html
  • Naik, A., Butoliya, N. (2018, September 21). Prepare the eco-system. Deccan Herald. Retrieved from https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/main-article/prepare-ecosystem-693742.html
  • Butoliya, N., Menon, S. (2017). LSRW: sequential or simultaneous? Early Literacy Initiative, TISS, Hyderabad. Retrieved from http://eli.tiss.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ELI_Handout_1_2017.pdf
  • Butoliya, N., Berntsen, M. (2017). Understanding children’s language development. Early Literacy Initiative, TISS, Hyderabad.
  • Singh, Gurbachan., Butoliya, N.R. (2013). Through the lens of equity. Learning Curve, XX, 19-21
  • Butoliya, N. R. (2013). When a teacher facilitates. Learning Curve, XIX, 84-86
  • Butoliya, N. R. (2013). Satat evam samagra mulyankan: ek dhrushtikon. Khoje aur Jaane, 4, 30-32
  • Butoliya, N.R., (2013). Language across Curriculum: Principle to practice. Language and Language teaching Journal, 2(1), 45-48.
  • Speaker: “Theme-based teaching learning”, 2008, International Convention on National Curriculum Framework-2005: strategies to implement, Vidyani Vidyalaya, Vadodara.
  • Speaker: “English Language teacher Education in a diverse environment – Principle practice”, 2013, III International Teacher Educator Conference, British Council & EFL-U, Hyderabad.
  • Speaker: “English Language teacher Education in a diverse environment – Principle practice”, 2013, III International Teacher Educator Conference, British Council & EFL-U, Hyderabad.

Discussant: Section II of the following book:

  • Raghavan, N., Sood, V., Anilkumar, K. (2018). Teaching tales, learning trails. Chennai: Notion Press.

Contributed to the following study and country guidance:

  • Jhingran, D., Early Literacy and Multilingual Education in South Asia, United Nations Children’s Fund Regional Office for South Asia, Kathmandu, 2019.


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