Stephanie LEDER

Stephanie Leder is a PhD scholar at the University of Cologne, Germany. She studied Geography, English, Biology and Education at the University of Cologne and the University of New Brunswick, Canada from 2006-2011. She wrote her master thesis on „Access to health care services for children in Mumbai“ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas. Since 2011, she receives a PhD scholarship at the Cologne Graduate School for Teaching Methodology at the University of Cologne for her thesis on Education for Sustainable Development in Indian geography teaching. Her research interests include geography education (teaching methodology in developing contexts, Education for Sustainable Development) and megacity research (water conflicts, health, gender and dowry, informal settlements). Her PhD thesis investigates „Education for Sustainable Development through Argumentation in Indian Geography Teaching: The Example of Water in Pune“ under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas and Prof. Dr. Alexandra Budke (University of Cologne). She investigates the status quo of geography teaching methods and water-related content in English Medium Schools in Pune and identifies sociocultural, institutional and (infra-)structural barriers and opportunities for the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development in Indian classroom teaching through student-oriented, communicative and network thinking teaching methods. This project is in coorporation with the Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research (BVIEER) as well as several English Medium Schools in Pune.

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