Krithika

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Story-telling
  • Video Editing & Film making
  • Computational Thinking
  • Primary Math Education

Biography

Krithika is a part of the University Operations team.

She began her career as a part of the research study on Computer Aided Learning” Programme by Azim Premji Foundation, in July 2008. From then, she worked extensively in different genre but in and around education field. As part of the study, she supported teachers pedagogically, technologically and also in integrating technology with the mainstream curriculum, especially in language and math, so that they could use with ease in their classroom teaching-learning process. As part of the research, she developed content of tech cards and higher order thinking cards and integrated in Activity Based Learning ladder. She analysed data on competency achievement & reading ability of the children and also on teacher interview, teacher perception, using technology for classroom teaching by teachers etc, in the state of Puducherry, that helped in preparing the report produced to the Government.

She set up and established library cum activity centre at Puducherry District Institute, where apart from collecting good books for teachers and children from different sources, she initiated several educational reviews of books and films among the school teachers and promoted discussions on classroom implications. Along side, initiated story-telling workshop for the primary school children. 

She worked as content developer, in tamil language for Teachersofindia” portal. During which, she made films on teachers (who practiced good teaching), communities (of the government school), interviews by education supporters & experienced field experts. She initiated partnership with some government organizations like NCERT, Vigyan Prasar, for sharing resources.

Later, she was one of the review committee members, for the revision of primary math(classes 1 – 5) syllabi and textbooks, done by TNSCERT. She contributed for integrating computational thinking in primary math syllabi and content of the textbooks, to make math simpler and connect meaningfully to real life.

Besides these, she designed and prepared Research Newsletter, which was circulated internally, as part of which she has made films on researchers. She has designed some research outputs such as booklets, reports… at the University.

Publications and Writings:

Conference paper

Looi, C.K., Wadhwa, B., Dagiené, V., Liew, B.K., Seow, P., Kee, Y.H., Wu, L.K., & Leong, H.W. (Eds.). (2021). Proceedings of the 5th APSCE International Computational Thinking and STEM in Education Teachers Forum 2021. Singapore: National Institute of Education.