Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Social Science Education
- Textbook Research
- Classroom Processes
- Teacher Education
Rupamanjari brings with her a rich experience of having worked in the field of education for over two decades. She holds a PhD in Sociology of Education from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and has completed her MA and MPhil in Ancient Indian History from the same institution.
Her doctoral thesis based on an ethnographic study in a government school explores the intricate relationship between officially sanctioned curriculum, classroom processes, and popular discourse in throwing up diverse constructions of citizenship among students and teachers. It raises important questions regarding how citizenship education, textbook reform, and teacher education can be re-imagined in developing critical thinking among young learners. She is keenly interested in the areas of textbook research and classroom processes in diverse contexts.
Earlier Rupamanjari worked with I am a Teacher, Gurgaon, Haryana which runs an innovative and practice-based pre-service teacher education programme. As faculty and teacher educator there, she conceptualised and taught courses on Historical and Sociological Perspectives on Education and Pedagogy of Social Sciences. She was also responsible for mentoring student teachers in the nuances of classroom teaching.
She has worked in the area of Social Science education with organisations like XSEED Education (Gurgaon, Haryana) and NEEV, New Delhi (under a WATIS project) in various capacities — instructional designer, content developer, and researcher. She was part of a project (under XSEED) to design the national education framework for the government of Bhutan. Her endeavour has always been to make Social Science teaching and learning experiential, enjoyable, and meaningful.
Rupamanjari holds a Postgraduate diploma in Special Education (Under Rehabilitation Council of India) and has worked as a special educator for several years at Action for Ability Development and Inclusion (AADI), New Delhi, formerly Spastic Society of Northern India, and the Sanskriti School, New Delhi.
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