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    Ph.D. Theses

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    Ongoing Projects


    Engaging secondary science teachers and students with Socioscientific Issue based modules to promote Critical Science Education

    Meenakshi Kaushik

    Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala


    Investigating Interactions between Teachers and Curriculum Materials

    Chaitanya Ursekar

    Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala


    Exploring Mathematical Explorations

    Jayasree Subramanian

    Advisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam & Prof. R. Ramanujam

    The Visual Rhetoric of Biology
    Charudatta Navare
    Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala

    Problem-Based Learning Approach to Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory Education
    Sujatha Varadarajan
    Advisor: Prof. Savita Ladage

    'Open-Beginninged' Science Explorations' Students' Questions, Methods of Investigations, and their Interrelations
    Gurinder Singh
    Advisor: Prof. K. K. Mishra

    The Cultivation of Cultivation: Understanding the Relationships between Agriculture, Farmers' and Scientific Methods, and Education

    Rosemary Varkey M.
    Advisor: Prof. G. Nagarjuna

    Exploring possibilities of science education for social transformation using waste as a context

    Himanshu Srivastava
    Advisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam

    Addressing disability oppression through critical ethnography and mathematics education
    Rossi D'Souza
    Advisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam


    Effectiveness of Refined Concept Mapping Technique for Science Education

    Meena Kharatmal

    Advisor: Dr. G. Nagarjuna


    Students’ Alternative Conceptions in Heat and Thermodynamics

    Shirish R. Pathare

    Advisor: Prof. H. C. Pradhan & Prof. Savita Ladage


    Investigating the effects of an Inquiry Science Classroom: Behavioural and Attitudinal Changes in Children

    Aisha M. Kawalkar

    Advisor: Dr. Jyotsna Vijapurkar


    Project based learning: Development & Implementation of project & assessment

    Saurav Shome

    Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala & Prof. Jayashree Ramadas


    Inclusive science education in elementary & secondary schools with a focus on strategies for reaching science to children with visual impairments

    Amit Sharma

    Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala


    Developing teachers' understanding of students' mathematical thinking through classroom-based tasks
    Shikha Takker
    Advisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam

    Children's understanding of measurement concepts
    Jeenath Rahaman
    Advisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam

    Designing learning contexts for understanding facilitating the transition from qualitative to quantitative knowledge using model-based reasoning
    Shraddha Ghumre
    Advisor: Dr. G. Nagarjuna


    Teaching, learning and assessment of elementary mathematics through a collaborative, constructive and distributed instant messaging environment

    Rafikh Shaikh

    Advisor: Dr. Nagarjuna G.


    Ph.D.s Awarded

    Solving for pattern: An operational-level model to redesign engineering education for sustainability [Synopsis] [Thesis] - Provisional 

    Geetanjali Date


    Advisor: Prof. Sanjay Chandrasekharan

    Graphicacy issues in school textbooks and designing learning contexts to address them [Synopsis] [Thesis]

    Amit Dhakulkar

    Advisor: Prof. G. Nagarjuna

    October 2018, TIFR Deemed University

    Supporting In-service Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers: The Role of Beliefs and Knowledge [Synopsis]

    Ruchi Kumar

    Advisor: Dr. K. Subramaniam

    May 2018, TIFR Deemed University


    Rethinking Representational Competence: Cognitive mechanisms, empirical studies, and the design of a new media intervention [Synopsis]

    Prajakt Pande

    Advisor: Dr. Sanjay Chandrasekharan

    May 2018, TIFR Deemed University


    The cognitive role of external representations in understanding DNA structure [Synopsis] [Thesis]

    Anveshna Srivastava

    Advisor: Dr. Sanjay Chandrasekharan

    November 2017, TIFR Deemed University


    Conceptualizing Critical Science Education through Socioscientific Issues [Synopsis]
    Aswathy Raveendran 

    Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala 

    October 2017, TIFR Deemed University

    Work, Knowledge and Identity: Implications for school learning of out-of-school mathematical knowledge [Synopsis]

    Arindam Bose

    Advisor: Prof. K. Subramaniam

    April 2015, TIFR Deemed University


    Developing a comprehensive concept inventory in rotational kinematics: A diagnostic tool to probe misconceptions and pitfalls in reasoning. [Synopsis] [Thesis]

    Mashood K. K.

    Advisor: Prof. Vijay Singh

    September 2014, TIFR Deemed University


    Investigating Students', Teachers' and Designers' Ideas about Design and Developing Design Activities for Indian Middle School Students. [Synopsis] [Thesis]

    Farhat Ara

    Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala

    April 2013, TIFR Deemed University


    Cognitive Studies in Relativity [Synopsis]

    Atanu Bandyopadhyay

    Advisor:  Prof. Arvind Kumar & Prof. H. C. Pradhan

    June 2011, TIFR Deemed University


    Spatial Cognition and Visualization in Elementary Astronomy Education [Synopsis[Thesis]

    Shamin Padalkar

    Advisor: Prof. Jayashree Ramadas

    February 2011, TIFR Deemed University


    Visual Depictions and Mental Visualisation of Human Body Systems in Middle School Students [Synopsis] [Thesis]

    Sindhu Mathai

    Advisor: Prof. Jayashree Ramadas

    January 2011, TIFR Deemed University


    Understanding Causality in Natural Selection: Towards the Problematic of Learning Darwin’s Theory of Evolution [Synopsis]

    Abhijeet Bardapurkar

    Advisor: Dr. G. Nagarjuna

    February 2009, TIFR Deemed University


    Investigating Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Technology and Developing Design and Technology Education Units to Study Students’ Design Productions [Synopsis] [Thesis]

    Ritesh P. Khunyakari

    Advisor: Prof. Chitra Natarajan

    December 2008, TIFR Deemed University


    Introducing Indian Middle School Students to Collaboration and Communication Centred Design and Technology Education: A Focus on Socio –Cultural and Gender Aspects [Synopsis] [Thesis]

    Swati Mehrotra

    Advisor: Prof. Sugra Chunawala

    November 2008, TIFR Deemed University


    Developing a Learning Sequence for Transiting from Arithmetic to Elementary Algebra [Synopsis] [Thesis]

    Rakhi Banerjee

    Advisor: Dr. K. Subramaniam

    October 2008, TIFR Deemed University


    Development of Innovative Experimental Problems and Demonstrations in Physics with Suitable Instructional Strategy For them and Investigating their Effectiveness in Laboratory Training [Synopsis] [Thesis]

    Rajesh B. Khaparde

    Advisor: Prof. H. C. Pradhan

    June 2001, University of Mumbai


    Interactive Instructional Systems for Elucidating Concepts in Chemistry


    Syed Safi Athar

    Advisor: Prof. Arvind Kumar & Prof. S. C. Agarkar

    July 1999, University of Mumbai


    Identifying Student's Misconcepts and Learning Barriers in Chemistry and Designing and Evaluating Appropriate Remedial Measures

    Savita A. Ladage

    Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni

    January 1995, University of Bombay


    The Impact of Science Education in Terms of Human Resource Development in Socio-Economically Deprived Groups (With Special Emphasis on Career Selection)

    [Synopsis] [Thesis] 
    Sugra Chunawala

    Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni

    April 1992, University of Poona


    Mathematical Modelling of Literacy Progression and Information Diffusion

    Manjusha S. Kulkarni

    Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni & Prof. Arvind Kumar

    1992, University of Poona


    Developing Instructional Strategies to Overcome Difficulties in Concept Formation in Science and Mathematics


    Sudhakar C. Agarkar

    Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni

    March 1987, University of Poona


    Curriculum Development in Science Relevant to the Indian School System


    Jayashree Ramadas

    Advisor: Shri. V. G. Kulkarni

    July 1981, University of Poona






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