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Activity Based Learning

children and teaching learningEvaluation of the Activity Based learning Programme, Tamil Nadu, India

Tamil Nadu’s Activity Based Learning programme represents a significant departure from conventional pedagogical practices in Indian classrooms. This project, comprising a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, is focused on undertaking an evaluation of the programmes pedagogic features, impact on student outcomes, and political economy.

Research team:
Principal investigator: Dr Shailaja Fennell, Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge
Co-investigators: Dr Nidhi Singal, University of Cambridge
Professor Anna Vignoles, University of Cambridge

Associated researchers:
Dr Monazza Aslam, Institute of Education/University of Oxford
Professor Malathy Duraisamy, IIT Madras
Professor Geeta Kingdon, Institute of Education
Professor David Pedder, University of Leicester
Dr Shenila Rawal, Institute of Education

Research Assistants
Mr. Govindarasan M, IIT Madras; Mr. Shanmugam M, IIT Madras; Ms. Shakthi Manickavasagam, University of Cambridge

Country Partners
IIT Madras
Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge
University of Leicester


Department for International Development (DFID)


June 2014- June 2015


Full Reports from the project can be accessed here

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