Department of Electronic Media and Mass Communication
An alumna of AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia with specialisation in filmmaking and research in cinema and pedagogy, she mentored under the legendary Barry John and has 27 years of professional experience in the field of Theatre-in-Education. She is a National Geographic certified educator, committed to engaging students in joyful, lifelong learning processes for self-development and for contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Teaching Journalism and multimedia production since 2004, she is the Founder-editor of The Inquirer and its website; and is developing a MOOC on Photojournalism. She was commended for the global Communication for Social Change award in 2011 by the University of Queensland.
Her areas of practice-based research focus on innovative and responsive pedagogy towards meeting the educational needs of students, teachers and teacher educators. She has examined and endeavoured to bridge the divide between cognitive and experiential learning through the use of interdisciplinary skills and knowledge drawing on journalism, filmmaking, photography, art, multimedia production, Content Management System, Learning Management System, flipped and blended learning as cross-over methods for facilitating learning. She has also explored the efficacy of Theatre-in-Education, ICT skills in education, MOOCs, public speaking skills and life skills, and arts in education for developing attitudes, skills and knowledge for lifelong learning.