Chalk Out | Student-led multilingual, multimodal ed-zine

Led by the students of BSc BEd programme, Chalk Out is our way of saying we care’.

Chalk Out is a multilingual multimodal e‑zine that was born in September 2020 out of classroom conversations in an education course. During the pandemic, when Jamlo, a 12-year-old girl, embarked upon a 150 km journey, only to breathe her last, 50 km away from home, the students felt an immediate need to do something to express solidarity with the world of children and start asking questions about the state of education. Led by the students of BSc BEd programme, Chalk Out is our way of saying we care’. 

Each issue of Chalk Out is based on a theme in education. The themes are mostly centered around the world of children and teachers. Published twice a year, Chalk Out attempts to create a space where contributors can share their ideas, experiences, journeys, opinions, reflections, reviews, and conversations around the given theme. 

It has certain recurrent elements such as From those on the Frontlines, Teacher Feature, Dear Diary, and Questions to Mark.

Core Team

The Core Team consists of BSc BEd students in their third year of graduation along with faculty coordinators. This team is assisted by a Supporting Team of undergraduate students studying education. 

A core team works only for a year, after which it hands over the initiative to the core team of the incoming batch and takes up the responsibility of being advisors to that team. 

The core team members who have worked on the issues so far are as follows: 

  • Issue 1: Online, but is it in-line?’: Jagannath Kolkunda, Lakshmi Jagdish, Manasi Barmecha, Megha Ramachandra, Mridula Kalluri
    Faculty Coordinators: Ruchi Mathur, Sonika Parashar, Vasvi Oza
  • Issue 2: Care in the times of Corona’: Jagannath Kolkunda, Manasi Barmecha, Megha Ramachandra, Mridula Kalluri
    Faculty Coordinators:
    Ruchi Mathur, Sonika Parashar
  • Issue 3: Teaching Tales, Learning Lore-Vol I’: Deepthi Perlapu, Juhi Jain, Risha Vaidya, Sai Kripa Giri, Veda Maskey
    Faculty Coordinators: Ruchi Mathur, Sonika Parashar
  • Issue 4: Teaching Tales, Learning Lore-Vol II’: Deepthi Perlapu, Juhi Jain, Risha Vaidya, Sai Kripa Giri, Veda Maskey
    Faculty Coordinators: Ruchi Mathur, Sonika Parashar
  • Issue 5: Changing Childhoods’: Akheel Mohammed, Akhila P, Janani Sriram, Jioo Nimkar, Shalem Nissie J
    Faculty Coordinator: Sonika Parashar

What’s Latest?

We are welcoming contributions for our fifth issue on Changing Childhoods’. Entries can be in any form from artworks, comics, and podcasts, to personal narratives, essays, poems, or even a multimedia combination. Entries in all languages are welcome and encouraged. 

The deadline for submission is 1 October 2022.

Connect with us

Browse through the issues shared here and become a part of this journey of reflection and exploration. Hope the perspectives shared here add richness to your ideas of education, teaching, learning, and much more.

In case you would like to reach out to us, you can write to ug.​educationzine@​apu.​edu.​in

Issues

Read and download all previous issues below: