IIEGRA

Syeda Fareha Shaheeda Islam
Lecturer

DEPARTMENT: Center for Play, Early Childhood Development & Design Lab

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2115

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Conducting postgraduate lectures, coordinating courses,
supervising and mentoring postgraduate thesis work, planning and project coordination,
curriculum development as well as teacher training programs. Research interests include
qualitative researches on the effective assessment techniques in primary grade classrooms, the
impact of teacher training and creativity in pre-primary and primary classrooms of Bangladeshi
schools.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Degrees Institutions
1. Bachelor of Education National University,
Bangladesh

2. Masters of Arts in English Language

Dhaka University

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
1. Early Years Teacher Insights about Creativity- Bangladesh Education Journal
Volume-14 Number-2 December 2015
http://www.bafed.net/pdf/edecember2015/6_Early_Years_Teacher_Insights.pdf
2. BRAC Nobodhara School: Creating scope through changing mindset - ARNEC
Connections vol.8 December 1, 2014
http://www.arnec.net/ntuc/slot/u2323/publication/Connections%202014%20re...

Supporting Young Children's Emotional Well-being in Classroom: Teachers' Belief
and Attitude - Bangladesh Education Journal Volume-13 Number-2 December
2014
http://www.bafed.net/pdf/E_December%202014.9-30_1.pdf
4. Low-cost School with Quality: Can BRAC's Nobodhara Pilot Set a Trend? -
Bangladesh Education Journal Volume-13 Number-2 December 2014

5. Case Study on Skills Development In Bangladesh: Status And Prospects-
Situation Of Urban Domestic Help – published in Education Watch Report 2011 /
2012

6. Reading For Pleasure- 20 books from Bishwo Shahitto Kendro

PERSONAL INTEREST: Enjoys spending time with people and volunteering for social causes.

MANTRA IN LIFE: “My life is my message.”

Jahanara Begum
Senior Material Developer
Md Azam Hossain
Senior Trainer

DEPARTMENT/PROJECT: Design Lab

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2142

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Senior Training Specialist focused on strengthening
professional capacities of government officials, Education Officers and teachers through
subject-based training; material developer for teachers’ guides and teaching-learning materials.
Research interest includes understanding and assessing the socio-emotional readiness of
children in Bangla Medium Kindergarten Schools.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

Degrees Institution
1. Masters of Science in Mathematics Rajshahi University, Rajshahi
2. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Edward University College,

Pabna

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys watching Cricket, European Premier League and action films.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses
it.”

Md Shahidullah Sharif
Programme Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Design Lab

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2117

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Develop material for curriculum refinement; designing training
modules to coordinate training programs; facilitate short courses. Research interests include
language and literacy development, play & child development, early childhood development &
education.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Degrees Institutions
1. Master of Science
in Early Childhood Development

BRAC Institute of Educational
Development, BRAC University

2. Master of Arts in Bangla University of Dhaka

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
1. Textbook Study VS Guidebook and Rote Memorization (Bangla),
Bangladesh Education Journal (Bangla), Vol 13, Number 1, December
2015
2. The Impact of Parents’ Education on Parenting and Pedagogy on Child’s
Development and Learning, ARNEC CONNECTIONS VOL 9, 2015,
Retrived from
3. Education and Skill Development of Santal Children and Youth in
Bangladesh, Bangladesh Education Journal, Vol 13, Number 1, June 2014,
Link:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268340147_Education_and_Skill_
Development_of_Santal_Children_and_Youth_in_Bangladesh
4. The Impact of Parents’ Education on Parenting and Pedagogy on Child’s
Development and Learning, ARNEC CONNECTIONS VOL 9, 2015

5. School playground: Its impact on children’s learning and development,
ARNEC CONNECTIONS VOL 8, December 1, 2014

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Takes pleasure in writing articles based on research interests as well
as short stories for children.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Mohammad Sohidul Islam
Material Developer

DEPARTMENT: Design Lab
OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2119

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Specializes in developing learning and instructional materials;
designing workbooks, and teachers’ guide books; implement models for teaching-learning
methods in the school systems; facilitate training and staff development.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Degrees Institution
1. Master of Education (M.Ed) BRAC Institute of Educational
Development, BRAC
University

2. Master of Science in Zoology Jahangirnagar University

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys writing and reading up on topics related to education.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”

Nimy Chandra Roy
Staff Researcher

DEPARTMENT: Design Lab

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2117

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Developing data material for research work, overseeing field
operations and organizing teacher training programs.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

Degrees Institution
1. Master of Education BRAC Institute of Educational Development,

BRAC University

2. Master of Arts in Philosophy Carmichael University College, Rangpur

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys reading novels, comic books and going for long nature-walks.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “Know thyself.”

Ratan Kumar Sarkar
Programme Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Center for Play, Early Childhood Development (ECD)

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2117

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Project supervision, training facilitation & activity-design;
coordinating research and material development for early childhood projects; designing play-
based curriculum for early years learning for children aged 0-5 years.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Degrees Institutions
1. Master of Science BRAC Institute of Educational
Development, BRAC
University

2. Master of Education (MEd) IER, University of Dhaka

PERSONAL INTERESTS: A passionate reader and traveler who also enjoys writing articles on
travel and economic theories.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “Go and do with commitment and devotion. Do not think of the result it
produces.”

Sayeda Jafreen Khan
Research Associate

DEPARTMENT: Design Lab

OFFICE EXTENSION NUMBER: 2117

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Develop learning materials & workbooks for primary school
teachers; design training modules & materials to facilitate training programs as well as conduct
need based training for teachers & staff; document team related activities; curriculum research
and development as well as coordinate field research operations.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:
Degrees Institution
1
.
Master of Education

Institute of Education and Research,
University of Dhaka

2
.
Bachelor of Education Institute of Education and Research,

University of Dhaka

PERSONAL ACTIVITIES: A keen reader of Bengali literature; also enjoys painting and
sketching.
MANTRA IN LIFE: “If you want to shine like a sun, you have to burn like a sun.”

Subraata Roy Chowdhury
Senior Trainer

DEPARTMENT: Design Lab

OFFICE EXTENSION NETWORK: 2143

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE: Developing materials for textbook refinement; designing
training modules and facilitating training programs for teachers, Education Officers and
government personnel; curriculum refinement for Secondary schools.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

Degrees Institution
1. Master of science Dhaka University

2. Bachelor of science Dhaka University

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Enjoys theatrical activities and participating in drama performances.
MANTRA IN LIFE: কর্মের সকল স্তরে চালু চাই বাংলা ভাষা।

2018-03-12T15:15:00
event name: 
Play Summit 2018
event location: 
Savar BRAC CDM

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