QUEST Alliance Overview of work

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QUEST Alliance Overview of work

  1. 1. Knowledge through research and partnerships
  2. 2. Who are we ?
  3. 3. Quality Education & Skills Training (QUEST) Alliance is a social venture that works towards creating powerful learning experiences for marginalized children & youth to realize their full potential Who are we ?
  4. 4. What do we do ?
  5. 5. We focus on research-led innovation in teaching and learning We engage with civil society, government institutions and corporates to demonstrate and enable scalable and replicable solutions in education and vocational training We provide a collaboration platform to enable knowledge creation and sharing among a growing network of diverse stakeholders We look to harness the potential of technology and contextualize it to address real world challenges What do we do ?
  6. 6. How do we work ?
  7. 7. Research Demonstrate Disseminate How do we work ?
  8. 8. Research Demonstrate Disseminate - Learner analysis – to create a shared understanding of needs & challenges in existing delivery models – Design research - to explore innovation in pedagogy, curriculum and assessment to creatively enhance and develop powerful learning experiences – Program evaluation - to critically analyse program outcomes and impact in the context of quality, sustainability, replicability How do we work ?
  9. 9. Research Demonstrate Disseminate – Research led program design and incubation through appropriate partnerships – Continuous engagement and monitoring of pilots to identify success factors and re-design constantly – Identify scenarios for scale, adaption to new contexts and sustainability How do we work ?
  10. 10. Research Demonstrate Disseminate – Facilitate knowledge exchange and genuine dialogue through physical and virtual meeting spaces – Promote thought leadership by bringing together thinkers and change makers to address cross cutting challenges – Influence policy making by sharing research and analysis from successful and inspirational field experiences How do we work ?
  11. 11. Research Demonstrate Disseminate - Learner analysis – to create a shared – Research led program design and – Facilitate knowledge exchange and understanding of needs & challenges in incubation through appropriate genuine dialogue through physical and existing delivery models partnerships virtual meeting spaces – Design research - to explore – Continuous engagement and – Promote thought leadership by bringing innovation in pedagogy, curriculum and monitoring of pilots to identify success together thinkers and change makers to assessment to creatively enhance and factors and address cross cutting challenges develop powerful learning experiences re-design constantly – Influence policy making by sharing – Program evaluation - to critically – Identify scenarios for scale, adaption research and analysis from successful and analyse program outcomes and impact to new contexts and sustainability inspirational field experiences in the context of quality, sustainability, replicability How do we work ?
  12. 12. Focus Areas
  13. 13. Build robust curriculum and course structures that address learner specific needs while forming the foundation for a transformational experience Create a vibrant facilitator platform for continuous support and professional development Design and pilot multiple delivery models to ensure quality and relevance in varied learning contexts Share knowledge and engage with a larger group of stakeholders to mobilize action and policy change through impactful research, demonstration and advocacy Focus Areas
  14. 14. Our Work in Employability
  15. 15. Over the last 3 years our initiatives have aimed to address facilitator capacity building, curriculum design, developing and piloting technology tools for improving delivery and sensitizing formal educational systems to the importance of building livelihood skills. We have worked with curriculum designers (International Youth Foundation), non profits (CAP, DRF, Youthreach) and private sector (Alcatel-Lucent, GE, Microsoft) Multiple tools have been piloted, tested intensively and scaled leading to new directions for research and innovation Our work in Employability
  16. 16. Digital Lifeskills toolkit aimed to address the pressing need of providing facilitators with ideas and tools for developing their facilitation and subject matter competencies, currently being used in over 80 centers across India, Nepal and Sri-Lanka Udaan Lifeskills program is a comprehensive 67 module curriculum designed to address the most vital part of employability training to develop critical life skills and workplace readiness skills Pre-Vocational modules aimed to help secondary school students explore their interests in diverse vocations through subject matter in English, Math and Social Sciences Research and Innovation
  17. 17. Our Work in Education
  18. 18. Over the last 3 years our initiatives have aimed to explore diverse content design, delivery methods and teacher support and advocacy for change We have worked with design researchers (Quicksand Design Studio), educators (Vikramshila, Udaan) non profits (APF, EDC, Pratham,) and technology enablers (Drishti, OWSA, ) Non traditional and participatory tools and mediums have been piloted, tested intensively and scaled leading to new directions for research and innovation Our work in Education
  19. 19. Videoshala is a unique intervention where local community members are trained to produce contextually relevant curriculum based educational video kits for primary school children. Lifeline for Education is a phone based information and knowledge access system to support teachers in the context of an acute shortage of teaching resources in rural government schools Teacher centric content for computer aided learning was designed, piloted in 12 schools and distributed in 4000 schools Knowledge Sharing and capacity building events have been a key medium for engaging in dialogue on issues like instructional design, evaluation and meaningful uses of technology Research and Innovation
  20. 20. Possibilities for Engagement
  21. 21. NGOs : Seed ideas for innovation, share research and implement pilots in the field Corporations & Academic Institutions : Share resources, knowledge, tools and methodologies to develop and assess a proof of concept Governments : Provide support to scale up a proof of concept Technology companies & labs: Create or adapt technology products and services to provide value for teachers & learners Possibilities for Engagement
  22. 22. APF CAP Funders USAID Non Profits DRF Pratham OWSA Accenture Youthreach Corporations GE Udaan Microsoft Vikramshila Alcatel-Lucent Foundation Drishti Intel Education Education Development Center Wipro Byrraju Foundation Cisco Saath British Telecom Unnati Education Initiatives International Youth Foundation American Indian Foundation Human & Institutional Development Forum RAN Research Center for Learning Resources Educationists Retail Biz IT for Change & Researchers Video Volunteers Nirantar Center for Media studies RV Educational consortium Carnegie Mellon University ALC Schools Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology Quicksand & Academic Institutions Digantar IMRB SNDT University Kozmalone consulting Who are our partners ?
  23. 23. Who is the team ?
  24. 24. Aakash Sethi Executive Director Deepak Menon Amitav Nath Abhijeet Mehta Douglas Bell Linet D’souza Tina Koshy Research & Programs and Partnerships & Learning Finance & Governance & Innovations Operations Communication Specialist Administration Contracts Quicksand Design Nikita Agarwal Deepti Belliappa Aude Joannis Radha Ganesan Janardhana KV Studio Ganapathy Program Design Instructional Administrative Innovations Partner Coordinator Communications Specialist Designer Assistant Specialist Who is the team ?

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