Shikha Takker


About Myself

I joined Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education as a research scholar in 2009. In the last few years, I have come across diverse research literature, ideas and opinions. My own work is in the field of Mathematics Teacher Education.

Areas of Interest

Mathematics Education, Teacher Education, Students' Thinking, Elementary Education, Child Development, Algebraic and Proportional Thinking

Graduate Courses Attended

I have attended the following Graduate Courses at HBCSE (August 2009- March 2011)

Semester 1: Foundation Course on Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Philosophy of Education, Perspectives in Science Education, Research Methodology (at TISS)

Semester 2: Classics in Mathematics Education and a term paper on Tasks for Teacher Professional Development, Cognitive Development, Early Steps in Educational Research, Statistics (I)

Semester 3: Field Work on Teachers' Knowledge of and Responses to Students' Mathematical Thinking, Field work on Exploring Concept Mapping in Mathematics Teacher Education, Science Education (at TISS), Statistics (II)


Bachelor in Elementary Education from Jesus & Mary College, Delhi University

Masters in (Elementary) Education from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Research Publications in Journals

Takker, S. (2011). Reformed Curriculum Framework: Insights from Teachers’ Perspectives. Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers' College, Spring Summer 2011


Research Publications in Conference Proceedings

Takker, S. & Subramaniam, K. (2011). Potential of Classroom-based Tasks for Eliciting Teachers' Knowledge about Students' Mathematics. National Initiative on Mathematics Education Western Regional Conference held at IISER, Pune

Takker, S. (2011). Using Classroom-based Tasks as Contexts for Reflection and Situating Teacher Learning. Proceedings of National Seminar on Preparation and Professional Development of Teacher Educators: A Report. Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Mysore

Takker, S. & Subramaniam, K. (2012). Understanding Teachers' Knowledge of and Responses to Students' Mathematical Thinking. Paper (to be) presented at The 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education, Seoul, Korea: ICME.

Takker, S., Kanhere, A., Naik, S. & Subramaniam, K. (2013). From Relational Reasoning to Generalisation through Tasks on Number Sentences. In Nagarjuna, G., Jamakhandi, A. & Sam, E. (eds.) Proceedings of epiSTEME 5: International Conference to Review Research in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education. HBCSE, India: Cinnamonteal.

Takker, S. (2013). Teachers' Voices on the National Curriculum Framework 2005. Tata Institute of Social Science Reader, March 2013 (in process)

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