Learning through art with Sahi

28 Sep

BANGALORE: As part of the Azim Premji University Colloquium Series, Jane Sahi will give a lecture on the topic, A Space for Our Own Words, on September 29, at 3 pm in Azim Premji University.

Jane Sahi has been deeply engaged with alternative education in Bangalore and other parts of India over the last forty years.

Her special areas of expertise are teaching and learning of language and art.

Jane came to India in her teens to visit Gandhian communities and basic schools in Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, and then decided to make this country her home.

She has been running her own non-formal, alternative school, Sita School, on the outskirts of Bangalore since 1975.

Jane has been a part of the teaching faculty of the MA in Elementary Education at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

She was also a part of the Vidyankura Quality Education Project in the district of Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, anchored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore for four years to promote art as part of the curriculum in government primary schools.

Jane has also been actively involved in the Alternative School Network group in South India since its inception in 1992.

Jane has several publications to her credit including Everyday English: Introductory Book (2010), Learning Through Art (2009), Everyday English Books One and Two (2008), Art in Education, a Resource book in (2006) Kannada for primary school teachers, with Roshan Sahi; and a children’s book), The Sun All Golden and Round (2001).

She is married to the wellknown painter Jyothi Sahi.


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