The LEC English is offered in English by Bookworm Trust in Goa. Library education for children has multiple possibilities and dimensions as yet unexplored in the Indian context. The LEC offers a unique opportunity to strengthen understanding and academic thinking linked to practice in a well-designed, highly charged environment with some of the best library practitioners in the field. The LEC English is offered in dual mode. The course includes three contact sessions and two distant periods over a seven month period. The course combines theory and practice. Reflection and discussions are designed to be initiated through an online discussion forum, assignments (4) spread over the course and an in depth field project. Course material is provided in both hard and soft copy and access to internet and internet office skills are critical.
Deepali is a library educator with Bookworm Trust, Goa. She leads the Libraries in School Program which works with large classrooms to initiate a love for reading and learning through books. Deepali is trained in early childhood care and education and is passionate about all children having access to books. She is a core member of the Bookworm team.
Sujata is an educator and enjoys working with children and books. She is deeply interested in the power of the printed word and the pathways to access and growth emerging from it. In Goa, she works out of her organisation called Bookworm that provides resources and facilitates library and reading within the community of Panjim and in schools around the State. She consults with the Tata Trusts within the Education portfolio.
Thejaswi is a teacher at Centre for Learning, Bangalore, where he teaches Biology and Statistics to senior students. He is closely involved with the school’s nature education and library programmes across different age groups. He is keenly interested in widening the library movement to include all educational spaces that engage children.