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Sonika Parashar

Email: sonika.parashar@apu.edu.in

Sonika Parashar is a faculty member and Resident Mentor at the School of Arts and Sciences, and has been with the Azim Premji University since 2018. She has worked with The Heritage School, Rohini, Delhi for more than two years. She has also worked as a resource person in a DIET in Delhi, interned in NCERT, volunteered in NGOs such as Vidya Bhawan Education Society, Udaipur, Rajasthan, Vidya Aranya School, Palolem, Goa and CSR Initiative ‘Teach India’ of The Times of India. She has experience in various aspects of education especially school education, Pedagogy of Language, Curriculum Studies, Teaching children with Special Educational Needs and Guidance and Counselling.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.) from Miranda House, University of Delhi where she has been awarded University Gold Medal in her first year, academic awards every year for academically leading her class in all four years of graduation and Best Student in Four Years (Bachelor of Elementary Education) Award. She is also a member of Golden Key International Honour Society. While pursuing her Masters in English and Education, she has actively participated in starting a dialogue on how to teach language especially ESL for communication using different engaging activities considering the interest, aptitude, attitude, background and readiness of learners. She has also developed teaching strategies for learners from disadvantaged group and weaker section of society for acquiring basic competence in English.

Academic Qualifications
  • Master in Education (Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi)
  • Master in English (Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (ICTRC, Delhi)
  • Bachelor in Elementary Education (English and Special Education) (Miranda House, University of Delhi, Delhi)
Teaching
  • Academic Writing
  • Language in Education
  • Resident Mentor
Areas of Interest
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Philosophy in Education
  • Role of Socio- emotional Development of an individual in education
  • Integration of different curricular areas while teaching
  • Pedagogy of different curricular areas especially language
Research Interests
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Inclusive Education
  • Language Teaching and Learning
  • Teacher Education
Publications and Writings
  • Innovative Pedagogic Practices in Facilitating Teaching- learning Process in ESL classroom, SCERT, November, 2017.
  • The Greener Grass on the Other Side, Department of Educational Studies Magazine, Jamia Millia Islamia, 2018.


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