Innovations in teaching and learning through contextualized approaches to increase the quality, relevance and sustainability of education in Nepal.
Jyoti Gautam believes that a child can learn best when the learning is relevant to their daily life. She has been working with her co-researcher at Shree Janahit Secondary School for contextualizing the teaching-learning process in Nepali language learning using Participatory Action Research. Her research looks upon the engagement and the learning opportunities in animal farming within the school’s garden.
Alongside her thesis work as a student of Masters in Sustainable Development, she is working as a Content Development Manager at Eduki Learning Pvt. Ltd. She has had experience as an education practitioner of five years, as a Fellow in Teach For Nepal Fellowship, and as a School Leader in Collaborative Schools Network.
● Realigned my study with the integrated pig and fish farming in the school garden as per the changing contexts and the interest of my co-researcher as well as the school team.
● Planned for and started the construction of a pig shed and a fish pond in the school garden as an integrated system.
● Conducted a visit to Central Fisheries Promotion and Conservation Center, Balaju, Kathmandu for connecting the school with the experts.
● Conducted agricultural farm visit for the teachers of the leader school (Shree Janahit Secondary School) to Kunta, Kavre.
● Worked with my co-researcher and students to prepare wall magazines in Grade 6.
Updates on thesis/dissertation
I am progressing in thesis writing work. My thesis title was Contextualizing Language Teaching (Nepali): A PAR Study. It will now encompass the aspects of contextualizing learning through engagement in the animal farming ongoing in the school garden.
Masters in Sustainable Development