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Exam. Geogr. Stephanie Leder

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Exam. Geogr. Stephanie Leder

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Jhamsikhel 3, Lalitpur, GP08975 EPC414
Kathmandu, Nepal

Telefon +977 15542306
E-Mail s.leder(at)uni-koeln.de


Fields of Interest

  • Geography Education and Argumentation Research
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Megacity Research
  • Gender and Development Research
  • Qualitative Social Research
  • Regional Focus: South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh)

PhD thesis

Pedagogic Practice and the transformative potential of Education for Sustainable Development in Indian Geography Teaching: Argumentation on Urban Water Conflicts in English-medium schools in Pune

This project investigates the challenges of implementing the UN policy "Education for Sustainable Development" (ESD) in pedagogic classroom practices in India. ESD objectives in current teaching methods and water-related content in Geography education at English Medium Schools in Pune are analysed by classroom observations, curricula and schoolbook analysis as well as expert interviews. In close cooperation with local teachers and educational stakeholders, sociocultural, institutional and (infra-)structural barriers and opportunities of student-centered, communicative teaching methods in Indian classroom teaching are identified and discussed.

Academic Education

06/2011 - 10/2014
PhD scholarship at the Graduate School for Teaching Methodology at the University of Cologne
04/2006 – 11/2010

State exam in Geography, English, Biology and Education, University of Cologne
Thesis: Access to health care services for children in Mumbai/India

09/ 2009 – 06/2011 Postgraduate Studies in Bilingual Education, University of Cologne
08/ 2008 – 04/2009 University of New Brunswick Saint John, Canada, TESL-Certificate

Professional Experience

since 11/2014

Post-Doctoral Fellow for Gender and Poverty with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Kathmandu, Nepal

Projects:

 
06/2014 - 09/2014 Consultant for Gender, Poverty and Institutions at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
10/2013 - 12/2013 Affiliated researcher at the Centre de Sciences Humaines in New Delhi, India
03/2011 - 06/2011

Fairtrade International, FLO e.V., Bonn, Germany
Student Assistant to the Governance Office

07/2009 - 03/2011

University Hospital Cologne, Special Research Field 829 „Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Skin Homeostasis“
Student Assistant for Gender Equality

10/2007 - 08/2008

University of Cologne
Student Assistant for Academic Affairs and Foreign Relations (Dept. 1)

Internships:
  • Rothesay High School Saint John, Canada
  • EU- School Varese, Italy
  • Humboldt High School, Cologne, Germany
  • Radio project “Mediacity Cologne” in cooperation with sk-foundation youth and media and Johann-Bendel High School, Cologne, Germany

Publications

Leder, S., 2015. “Feldforschung, Dokumentenanalyse, und Aktionsforschung – Ein geographiedidaktisches Forschungsdesign fuer den internationalen Kontext”. In: Budke, A., Kuckuck, M.: Geographiedidaktische Forschungsmethoden. Berlin: Praxis neue Kulturgeographie. Lit-Verlag. (forthcoming)

Leder, S., 2015. “Bildung fuer nachhaltige Entwicklung durch Argumentation im Geographieunterricht”. In: Budke, A. et al.: Fachlich Argumentieren lernen. Muenster: Waxmann, 138-152.

Leder, Stephanie, Bharucha, E. (2015): “Changing the Educational Landscape in India by Transnational Policies: New Perspectives Promoted through Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)”. ASIEN 134 (1): 167-192.

Leder, Stephanie (2015): “Uncovering schooling ideals and student culture: the case of India”. Book Review of Thapan, Meenakshi (Ed.): Ethnographies of Schooling in Contemporary India. Books and Ideas.net

Leder, Stephanie (2014): Das indische Bildungssystem im Wandel: Zwischen traditionellen Unterrichtspraktiken und dem Anspruch einer Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung. Südasien 2: 18-21.

Leder, Stephanie (2014): Barrieren und Möglichkeiten einer Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung in Indien. In: Hemmer, I., Müller, M. & Trappe, M. (Hrsg.): Nachhaltigkeit neu denken. Rio + X. Impulse für Bildung und Wissenschaft. München: Oekom-Verlag.

Chandramukhee, Leder, Stephanie (2013): Dowry practices and gendered space in urban Patna/India. Gender Forum 42.

Leder, Stephanie (2010): Zugang zur Gesundheitsversorgung für Kinder in Mumbai/Indien. Examensarbeit, Universität zu Köln. Kölner UniversitätsPublikationsServer.

Presentations

"Gender relations in agricultural development processes in the Eastern Gangetic Plains” – Deutscher Kongress fuer Geographie, Berlin, 1.- 6.10.2015

„Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung durch Argumentation im Geographieunterricht“ – Interdisziplinäre fachdidaktische Tagung Fachlich Argumentieren Lernen, Köln, 18.-19.09.2014

„Neglected Geography Education in India? Opportunities and challenges for curriculum design through Education for Sustainable Development“ – International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference, Kraków/Polen, 18.- 22.08.2014

„Changing pedagogic practices in Indian Geography teaching: New perspectives through Education for Sustainable Development“– International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference, Kraków/Polen, 18.-22.08.2014

„Dowry practices and gendered space in urban Patna/India“ – 23rd European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), Zürich/Switzerland, 25.7.2014

„Das indische Bildungssystem im Wandel: Zwischen traditionellen Unterrichtspraktiken und dem Anspruch einer Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung“– Tagung des Arbeitskreises Südasien in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Freiburg, 24.1.2014

„Water conflicts and Education for Sustainable Development in Pune/India“ – Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi, 5.11.2013

„Komplexe Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehungen im Geographieunterricht: Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung am Beispiel der Wasserversorgung in Pune/Indien“ – 58. Deutscher Geographentag, Passau, 4.10.2013

“Comparison of Education for Sustainable Development in German and Indian Geography Textbooks” – Textbook Writer Workshop, GIZ & Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune, Indien, 31.01.2013

„Education for Sustainable Development in Geography Teaching: The example of water in Pune“ – Teacher Workshop, Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune, Indien, 11.01.2013

„Barrieren und Möglichkeiten einer Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung in Indien“ – Rio +20: Nachhaltigkeit neu denken? Eichstätt, 6.11.2012

„Argumentieren über komplexe Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehungen im indischen Geographieunterricht am Beispiel der Wasserversorgung in Pune“ – Symposium Geographie und Schule, Köln, 27.8.2012

„Education for Sustainable Development in Pune/India: Understanding complex factors of water supply through argumentation“ – International Geographical Congress, Köln, 26.8.2012

„Zugang zur Gesundheitsversorgung für Kinder in Mumbai, Indien“ – Arbeitskreis Südasien in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Marburg, 3.2.2012

„Zugang zur Gesundheitsversorgung für Kinder in Mumbai, Indien“ – Arbeitskreis für Medizinische Geographie in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie, Berlin, 25.11.2011

Workshop Organisation

„Education for Sustainable Development in Geography Teaching: The example of water in Pune“ – Teacher Workshop, Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune, India, 11.01.2013

Panel Session Organisation

“Comparison of Education for Sustainable Development in German and Indian geography textbooks” – Textbook Writer Workshop, German International Cooperation (GIZ) & Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research (BVIEER), Pune, India, 31.01.2013

Memberships

  • Hochschulverband für Geographiedidaktik (HGD)
  • Arbeitskreise Südasien und Geographie und Geschlecht, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
  • Verband der Geographen an Deutschen Hochschulen (VGDH)
  • Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Köln, e.V. (GfE)
  • European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS)
  • CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network