Dr. Harjeet Kaur Bhatia
Department of Educational Studies,
Faculty of Education,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
26981717 , 2120 (Extn)
Harjeet Kaur Bhatia, the former Head of the Department, is currently a Professor at the Department of Educational Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University). She began her journey in the field of education as a school teacher and, since then, has been a persistent and resilient educator who has spent an inordinate amount of time in shaping and transforming the minds and lives of young educators. She has been in this professional vocation for more than twenty-five years now. She has a keen bend of mind for action research with the purpose of implementing innovative ideas to enhance teaching learning experiences. Her refined skill and in-depth knowledge of information technology in education has led to synchronous, asynchronous, blended learning and online learning environments to enhance learning programs. She is a thorough believer of continuous and evaluative learning, where she aims at bringing about an innovative, interactive and integrated transactional engagement. The concepts of active learning and collaboration are central to her philosophy of education. She believes that learner-oriented teaching promotes learning that is both purposeful and enduring.
Her area of interest is Educational Technology and Philosophy of Education. She has a mammoth of publications and has presented papers, delivered keynote addresses and chaired sessions at various national and international seminars and conferences of repute. She has served as a reviewer and is on the editorial board of various journals in the field of education. Her current research interests include Blended Learning, Social Construction of Technology, Peer Collaboration, Inquiry based, reflective and collaborative learning. She has been instrumental in designing and creating e-groups for various academic programmes to tap the potential of social networking in the field of education. She has researched, evaluated, and disseminated technology resources, and has been associated with international organizations, such as SIIA, Washington and Sciknow, USA as a judge and reviewer.
She was Deputy Co-ordinator of DRS- SAP major project of UGC granted to Department of
Educational Studies from 2007-12. She has also been conferred the ‘Bharat Gaurav Award’
in the year 2014 by the IIFS.