NIAS Wednesday Discussion: "Charting the Trajectory of “Excellence” The socio-emotional challenges and role of Gender" by Shalini Dixit, Lecture Hall, NIAS, 1600 hrs

NIAS Wednesday Discussion


Topic:              Charting the Trajectory of “Excellence”

                        The socio-emotional challenges and role of Gender


Speaker:          Shalini Dixit

                        Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, NIAS



Chairperson:          V V Binoy

                        Assistant Professor, School of Natural and Engineering Sciences, NIAS



Date:               12th December 2018


Time:              4.00 pm


Venue:            Lecture Hall, NIAS


All are cordially invited


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Abstract:  The proposed talk will highlight special needs of the high aptitude students, by drawing attention to their struggle for acknowledgement, available access and support for learning opportunities and psychological assistance. Drawing data from the identified high aptitude students, the paper illustrates the socio-emotional issues faced by them and ensuing impact on their development and academic life. The absence of policy provisions and a comprehensive teacher training poses several challenges for high aptitude learners in India. The talk will explore a broader conceptualization of the needs of high aptitude students, in which their strengths and needs are acknowledged equally.


About the Speaker: Shalini Dixit is an Assistant Professor at NIAS. She has her PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has had a broad exposure to all the foundational areas of psychology and has specialized in Cultural and Cognitive Processes and critical aspects of Educational Psychology. Apart from teaching in University of Delhi, she has earlier worked with tribal children in Southern Rajasthan with Save the Children and has done ethnographic study in her doctoral work with the Santali Tribal Community in Jharkhand, India.


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For further info, please contact Sangeetha Menon [ or] Coordinator of NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meetings

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018