Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research

Projects & Initiatives


Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx)


The Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) is a technology enabled initiative at scale for high school students. The initiative was seeded by Tata Trusts, Mumbai and is led by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. CLIx offers a scalable and sustainable model of open education, to meet the educational needs of students and teachers. The initiative has won UNESCO's prestigious 2017 King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize, for the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the field of Education.   CLIx incorporates thoughtful pedagogical design and leverages contemporary technology and  online capabilities. ...

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Integrated approach to Technology in Education (ITE)


The Integrated approach to Technology in Education (ITE) is an initiative of the Tata Trusts in eighteen mostly rural locations in Eastern and Northern India that had reached over 17,000 underserved children by 2015 and continues to grow. Initiated in 2012, the central concept of ITE is to integrate digital technologies into the curriculum and instructional plans of teachers in government schools and other learning centres participating in the initiative. Adopting a largely constructivist pedagogical framework, the initiative seeks to improve teaching and learning processes and foster authentic and project based learning for the older children and adolescents in some ...

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Teachers Education Masters Programme (TEMP)


Teachers Education Masters Programme (TEMP) is a 2-year masters programme offered by TISS, designed for teacher educators in collaboration with the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan & Teacher Educator Dept, Govt of Afghanistan. MA Education (Teacher Education) is being offered to 40 teacher educators from Afghanistan, under an agreement with the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (2018-2020). This two years masters programme includes 25 men and 15 women, from different provinces of Afghanistan. Classes are held in Kabul and Mumbai, and TISSx is used as an online platform for students and teachers to stay connected throughout the programme. The courses include education ...

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DIET Strengthening Programme


TISS provides academic support to DIETs in Karnataka to emerge as vibrant educational resource centres, and effectively implement the DIET's programmes and build teacher educators capacity through the post graduate certificate programme – Contemporary Education Perspectives. The Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Teacher Education aims to strengthen teacher education in the country. This scheme has continued to fund state Governments to support these Teacher Education Institutes.  Recently MHRD had constituted a committee to recommend revitalising DIETs and recommended that DIETs develop vibrant district resource centres to strengthen teachers’ professional development. Karnataka has recently adopted an Elementary Teacher Education Curriculum that envisages ...

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SPARC Re-Imagining Teacher Education


Teachers and their work have been the focus of attention globally especially in the current context of addressing issues related to equity and quality in education. One of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4) set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 identifies teachers as a vital element of the education system to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. Improving the quality of education and learning outcomes will require more than getting teachers into the classroom: those teachers need to be qualified according to high-level professional standards and trained and supported throughout their career ...

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Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT)- School of Education


The support extended to TISS under the School of Education component of the PMMMNMTT is expected to enable the Institute contribute to strengthening teacher education and professional development, with a specific focus in improving curriculum and pedagogy in PSTE and inset for teachers and school HMs towards use of ICT and OERs in schools PSTE, INSET and for TE. TISS is leveraging its expertise in use of OERs and ICT in Education developed through its flagship field action programmes CLIx and ITE to develop expertise among teachers for ICT integration. TISS has launched an initiative for Excellence in Teacher Education ...

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