Tag : education
From August 4 to 7, 2014, 24 teachers from across the country gathered at Harvard University for a workshop titled ‘Visualizing Global Studies: A Mapping Workshop for Educators.’ The goal of the four-day intensive summer workshop was to teach the educators interested in global studies about using digital media and mapping resources in the classroom.
During his time as a SAI Research Affiliate, Mumtaz Anwar has used Harvard’s resources to develop his research on the expansion of postsecondary education in South Asia, and he has attended classes, lectures, and conferences that have opened his eyes to new forms of learning.
Melissa Theiss, a junior psychology concentrator at Harvard College, will be interning this summer at VidyaGyan with support from a SAI internship grant. VidyaGyan is a school for rural underprivileged students in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, India that takes an innovative approach to providing transformational education for students from 6th to 12th grades
“Hope is an element in which people take action, and energize themselves out of poverty,” said Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson of BRAC, at the South Asia Institute Annual Harish C. Mahindra lecture on April 24, 2014. BRAC is the world’s largest NGO dedicated to development and fighting poverty, and Abed’s lecture provided the 150 attendees with an enlightening account of the extraordinary accomplishments of the global organization.
In this podcast, Harleen Singh, Brandeis, and Thomas Lamont, Groton School, discuss the lives and impact of three Indian women who played crucial roles during different eras of modern Indian history: Lakshmi Bai, Indira Gandhi, and Indira Mayawati.
On April 4, 2014, teachers from across Massachusetts gathered for the sixth annual Educators for Teaching India (EFTI) Conference, brought together high school and middle school educators from both private and public schools who are interested in teaching courses about India and South Asia. Listen to a podcast from the event, ‘Women’s Rights and Gender Based Violence: The Influence of the Education System.’
Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy is an international basketball program in India committed to the teaching of the sport and to providing educational opportunities for its participants. Based in Chennai, India, Crossover uses basketball as a tool to help kids succeed in the classroom.
Harvard is a long way from rural Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, but that hasn’t stopped Maung Nyeu, currently an Ed.D. candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, from trying to make a difference for children there. SAI talked with Nyeu about his work with Our Golden Hour, a nonprofit working to improve educational opportunities for indigenous children in Bangladesh and to preserve indigenous culture through education.
By introducing global content, Primary Source shapes the way teachers and students learn, so that their knowledge is deeper and their thinking is flexible and open to inquiry. Because of SAI’s funding, a new online course about India was developed.
In this rapidly changing world, a world-class transformational education experience is what today’s youth aspires to obtain. Excellence in teaching and research standards and holistic learning for societal improvement is the endeavour of all leading universities. Three eminent Harvard University faculty members presented their views on ‘Building World-Class Education: What Lessons Does Harvard Offer?’