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Practitioner Research – A lab Course for Teacher Educators (O-21) - Delhi SCERT

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

O-21 Practitioner Research– A lab Course for Teacher Educators course

The new National Education Policy (NEP 2020) makes substantive recommendations for reforming teacher education. It is essential at this juncture for teacher educators to take the lead in these reform efforts and not become objects of these reforms. Going by the experience in other countries, practitioner research is a powerful means by which teacher educators can take active agency.

Researching what we do as practitioners provides us with an opportunity to investigate our own work firsthand and also allows us to understand the larger systemic and policy-landscape in the perspective of our own practice. It allows us to be personally involved in research, making sense of the ‘how and why’ of particular teaching and learning practices as well as of policy directives.

This course will draw on varied and eclectic methods and tools, given the constitutive multi-disciplinarity of research in teacher education. While there is a range of issues and problems and the numerous sites and objects of research interest vary substantively, the focus of the course will be on the recommendations of NEP 2020 on teacher education. It will help participants collate and abstract implications of some of these recommendations from a range of research.

We will explore existing data bases such as NSSO, U-DISE and NCTE’s repository of data on teacher education institutions, collate the vast information generated in the course of monitoring activities on the field, and critically review existing research for its validity and its potential influence on policy processes. Participatory action research and design-based research approaches will be used to specifically study practice-based implications of NEP recommendations such as standards for integrated programmes and multi-disciplinary institutions, generating resources in regional languages for B.Ed/M.Ed students, implementing multilingualism in teacher education, innovative courses to develop pedagogic expertise among interested community members for teaching arts and crafts, establishing synergy between teacher education institution and a neighbouring school complex, nature and type of continuous professional development for faculty of education and the proposed National Mission for Mentoring. Along with the opportunity to develop skills of working with data bases, the course will engage participants with an analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, and writing a proposal/research-based policy brief.

O-21 Practitioner Research– A lab Course for Teacher Educators

  1. Introduction to Educational Research
  2. Use of e-library
  3. Problem Identification
  4. Critical Review of Literature
  5. Quantitative and Qualitative Research Designs
  6. Research Tools, Use of Databases, Statistics and use of software for quantitative and qualitative analysis of data
  7. Action Research
  8. Impact assessment and Evaluation Studies
  9. Submission of assignment

Who can join the course?

  • Must be a teacher educator.
  • Has paid the fees for the course or the programme.


Teacher Educator will need to have access to computing devices with connectivity for the entire duration of the programme.

  1. A smart phone with internet to access the course and participate in online communities of practice.
  2. A computer with internet access to complete and upload assignments.

Course Staff

Mythili Ramchand

Mythili Ramchand

Mythili Ramchand was the Director of RV Educational Consortium, Bangalore from 2005 to 2018. She worked as science teacher educator and a high school physics teacher prior to 2005. Mythili has led a number of collaborative projects and research studies in Karnataka. She has worked on initial teacher education curriculum and developed reading and related materials and been involved in capacity enhancement programmes for faculty of education. Currently she anchors a Post Graduation Certification programme for faculty of education offered by TISS. Mythili has offered her consultancy to a number of organisations and been in the panel of committees on teacher education curriculum renewal and reforms. She is currently a member of the Institutional Advisory Board of Regional Institute of Education, NCERT, Mysore.

Anusha Ramanathan

Anusha Ramanathan

Assistant Professor, Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education [CETE], TISS I have taught for more than a decade at undergraduate and the postgraduate levels across various domains including English and Mass Media and Business Studies. I also wear the caps of course coordinator, examiner, teacher trainer, corporate trainer, researcher, editor, content developer, syllabus designer and reviewer at different times in various institutions. I am the Academic Coordinator for the Continuing Education Programmes (CEP) that are Short Term Programmes and Certificate Courses offered by CETE. I am Co-PI for CLIx, a UNESCO and OEC award-winning field action research initiative. You can find out more about me at

Richa Sharma

Richa Sharma

Richa Sharma is an Assistant Professor at the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education(CETE) at TISS Mumbai. She is passionate about Philosophy of Education and Peace Studies. She co-leads World of Work, a project CETE is engaged in with DBSE. She teaches Social Sciences among other papers at CETE.

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In 6 weeks after the end of both the courses.

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