Areas of Interest & Expertise
Curriculum Studies and Development, Language and Education, Pedagogy of Curricular Areas, Socio-Emotional Development of Children, Teacher Education, Inclusive Education, Guidance and Counseling
Sonika is a faculty with the School of Arts and Sciences.
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.
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.