mantra4change

CoLab is an initiative by Mantra4Change which enables various stakeholders from the educational ecosystem to come together and create learning and practice communities. It is a unique platform where organizations come together to co-create contextual solutions, conduct collaborative research and utilize other indigenous resources shared by different players in the ecosystem.

Through CoLab we aim to:

Research & Design:  evidence-based and improvement-focused

Strengthen connections among organisations and institutions

ReEnable and build a culture of knowledge exchange

Case Studies

Communities-of-Practice

Communities of Practice

Colab-CS-2

Learning from Home: Parents

Colab-CS-4

Local Government and School Improvement

Colab-CS-5

Communities of Practice

Colab-CS-1

Student Entrepreneurs - A Case Study

Podcasts

In Mantra4Change’s Education Research Podcast, we talk to other researchers in the Indian education domain and discuss solutions to help strengthen our programs and interventions. 

Episode 1: Socio Emotional Learning with the Learning Curve Foundation

Part-1

Part-1

Description

Listen to Subbu and Akhila from the Learning Curve Foundation introduce their work and what they've initiated to support socio-emotional learning for 11,000 families during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we understand socio-emotional learning and why it's essential to education. We discuss how socio-emotional learning is integrated into school education and the school environment, while learning about its conceptual frameworks and how Learning Curve has adapted them for the Indian context.

Part-2

Part-2

Description

Subbu and Akhila from the Learning Curve Foundation are back to explain how socio-emotional learning theory can be broken down and converted into measurement tools used in the classroom. They share the framework and specific assessment tools that Learning Curve has used in its work. We also discuss Learning Curve's data collection process and tools, including the challenges such as building a contextualised framework from scratch due to the lack of research in the Indian context.

Part-3

Part-3

Description

The final episode of this series on Socio-Emotional Learning has us understanding Learning Curve's data analysis process and how this generates insights about socio-emotional learning that informs their work. Subbu and Akhila share their documentation process, including Monitoring & Evaluation and reporting. We discuss Learning Curve's communication process with schools and parents. Subbu and Akhila share the need for secondary research about socio-emotional learning in India and Learning Curve's efforts in this direction.

Kaleidoscope

Episode 1

Fostering Holistics Relationships Kiran Bir Sethi and Sandeep Dutt

Episode 2

Capacity Building of Parents and Teachers during COVID times Mrinmayi Huprikar and Sunayana Chatrapathy

Episode 3

Multidisciplinary Education Initiatives Jigyasa Labroo, Rohit Kumar, and Bryn Llewellyn
National Education Policy Socio Emotional Learning
National Education Policy Early Childhood Care and Education

Collaborators

Collaborators

Focused at creating spaces for building capabilities of actors in the ecosystem and nurturing dialogue and collaboration between these actors.

Knowledge

Our research and design team works closely with industry experts to create learning solutions  catering to the needs of the dynamic education ecosystem.

Our Team

Chandhni Shivashanmugan

Research and Design Lead

Jayesha Koushik

Research and Design Lead

Kumari Shalini

Research and Design Lead

Roopa Narayan

Research and Design Lead

Rucha Pande

Director, Research and Design

Shreya Shreeraman

Research and Design Lead

Siddharth Verghese

Research and Design Lead