Pratima Sinha


DSR Educational Society

Mrs. Pratima Sinha holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at DSR EducationSociety Hyderabad .The Society has seven schools named Birla Open MindsInternational under its umbrella. Her career graph showcases three decades ofprogressive qualitative experience across a wide gamut of functions in the field ofEducation. A Post Graduate in Education with Diploma in Early ChildhoodEducation and Business English. She has headed schools with CBSE, ICSE, IGCSEand IB programmes and is on the advisory board of organizations IECS and ISLI.She has also held the position of Regional Academic Head with Pearson Educationsupporting and guiding schools under Pearson Education. She was part of theAcademic Audit, Curriculum Developing and Planning, Teacher Training,Mentoring and Monitoring team of Pearson and visited schools across thecountry. She has received many awards for her exemplary work in the field ofEducation. She has done extensive research and developed many modules inTeaching Pedagogy as a Pre Service Teacher Training Programme and EnglishEnhancement Programme for adults. Her passion for performing arts has led herto be a member of Nishumbita Theatre Group where she has played many pivotalroles. She is right now working and researching on correlating life skills withTheatre and benefits of Theatre as an Alternate Therapy for Autism. 


Innovation Stage

25 February 2020 | 16:30 - 17:30 | Emergence & Relevance of Homeschooling and its Impact on the Education Sector

Homeschooling is on the rise as parents embrace this approach and advocacy organizations are promoting it as a preference over other systems of schooling. Homeschooling can be very stressful, but it's also rewarding. Homeschooling is not for every parent, and those who are unprepared, unwilling or uncertain to make the commitment to be an effective teacher should take time to consider the various aspects of homeschooling.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • Emergence & Relevance / Benefits & Disadvantages of Homeschooling
  • Why some families are opting for homeschooling?
  • Does homeschooling improve learning outcomes?
  • Does homeschooling weaken social skills?
  • Can homeschooling be tweaked as a strategy to deal with school dropouts?
  • What are the overall effects of homeschooling as far as students, parents, educators and schools are concerned?