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The Art Of Questioning For Children
"Asking right questions is not one but a set of multiple skills employed together."
The preparation to asking right questions involves sharp listening skills, analytical ability, research and presence of mind. The process itself can be be a powerful learning tool for the child.
In Conversation With
Central Arts Curriculum Lead
Shiv Nadar Schools
Manjima Chatterjee is a drama explorer, teacher and occasional writer. Manjima read English at St Stephen's College, Delhi University, and Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics. She has a PG Diploma in Drama in Education (Theatre for Education and Social Transformation) under Maya Krishna Rao from Shiv Nadar University. Her articles have appeared in Arts Praxis, the Arts-in-Education journal of NYU Steinhardt, as well as in anthologies such as Nation, Nationalism and the Public Sphere (Sage; Banerjee and Ray, eds) and the Serendipity Arts Festival collection, and newspapers such as The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, Education World and Hindustan Times. She was shortlisted for the BBC's International Radio Playwriting Competition and won The Hindu Metro Plus Playwright Award in 2013. Her book, Two Plays on Hunger, was published by Dhauli Press in 2018, and her play, Mountain of Bones, was published in Creating a Profession: Disparate Voices of Indian Women Playwrights, an anthology of works by female Indian playwrights.
Manjima has conducted workshops on drama-in-education with teachers from schools across the country, including the DPS group of schools, and was privileged to moderate a panel introducing drama and storytelling based learning to a delegation of 1500 Sahodaya School Principals at the 25th National Conference of Sahodaya School Complexes held in November 2019. She teaches drama and is the Central Arts Curriculum Lead at Shiv Nadar Schools.
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