Virtual Workshop on Design Thinking

Resha Parajuli

Virtual Workshop on Design Thinking

The Master’s student of Technical and Vocational Education and Training were engaged in a virtual workshop on Design Thinking.  The workshop was conducted online by resource person Ms. Resha Parajuli from the USA and moderated by Prof. Binod Krishna Shrestha. The students were offered the basics of what design thinking is and what are its composite steps to achieve the same. Resha Parajuli is a lifelong learner, interdisciplinary artist and STEM educator. She is from Kathmandu, Nepal, came to the US for college, got her Masters in Astrophysics from Clemson University, and moved to Wichita four years ago. She has worked as a science museum professional and is currently a graduate student in the Innovation Design program at Wichita State University. She designs dynamic learning experiences for people of all ages, and collaborates with experts from diverse backgrounds to create a culture of learning by making, storytelling, and connecting across disciplinary silos.

A Day Workshop on Learning Disability and Early Intervention was held at Creative Academy, Kirtipur. The program came as a social action project through a joint effort of Autism Care Society (ACS), Kathmandu University (KU), Kritipur Municipality, and Creative Academy, Nepal. Dr. Sunita Maleku Amatya (ACS), Dr. Krishna Thapa, and Parbat Dhungana (KU) facilitated the workshop. Mr. B N Poudel, Principal of Creative Academy and Ms. Saraswati Khadka Deputy Mayor of Kirtipur Municipality made their closing remarks with certification to the participants. Sixteen Early Childhood Development Centers/School participated in the workshop. Kathmandu University is thankful to Creative Academy, Autism Care Society Nepal ad Kirtipur Municipality and looks forward to work in many such social action projects in the future too.


Participation in Nepal People’s Forum on Sustainable Development 2019(NPFSD 2019)

August 21-22, 2019


Kathmandu University School of Education participated in a Nepal People’s Forum on Sustainable Development 2019 (NPFSD 2019) with a theme, “Accelerating civil society engagement: Realizing SDGs in Action”. The forum included over 70 Local, National, International CSOs including UN institutions and public institutions; National Planning Commission, Line Ministries, political units of Assembly, politicians and National Federations. KUSOED had been an Academic Partner to the program. Our graduates volunteered in developing and presenting thematic papers on the sessions, whereas Mr. Parbat Dhungana Assistant Professor, Sustainable Development Program Unit participated as a panelist and also presented his observation on the thematic paper ‘The 2030 Agenda/SDGs”. The processes will feed towards developing Nepal’s stances on United Nations important international events in September 2019; SDG Summit 2019, High level Dialogue on Financing for Development 2019, Climate Action Summit 2019 and High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage as a part of UN General Assembly, and Asia Pacific Week on Climate Change and UN Convention to Combat Desertification. KUSOED is thankful to the forum for realizing the collaboration among people, civil society and academia.

Proposal writing workshop for PAR team members

The two days proposal writing workshop was conducted on 24th and 25th July 2019 in Kathmandu University, School of Education located in Hattiban, lalitpur. All together 12 participants were present for the program which includes six masters and M.phil students of University while remaining were the phd scholars, professors and other academicians of the University. The goal of the workshop was to enhance the academic thesis writing skills of the students who have planned to conduct participatory action research thesis. The students learn to write different sections of thesis proposal including introduction part, literature part and methodology part. Also, they gain ideas on field engagement and how to build bonding within the local community members while conducting the intervention program.


Participatory Action Research has been newer methodology with the vision of societal change it brings through intervention programs. It has been challenging for both the professors and students to adopt and find different position of it in academic world. Student discussed about its uniqueness and dissimilarities from conventional methodologies. Also, professors trained students on searching appropriate articles and paper to write the research proposal with the use of proper citation and reference. Students gained in depth knowledge on the use of Participatory Action Research tool for their research proposal. They also learned and became aware about the field visit. The experience professors in similar field also shared their field visit experiences during the workshop. The workshop has given academic proposal writing skills to the students before beginning their thesis journey.


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Need analysis training program for Nepal Police officers

14 July 2019

A three-week research oriented need analysis training program for Nepal Police officers kicked off in Kathmandu on Sunday. Inaugurating the program organized by Women, Children, and Senior Citizens Service Directorate (WCSCSD) of Nepal Police in technical collaboration with Kathmandu University School of Education, the Director of WCSCSD, Deputy Inspector General of Police Pitambar Adhikari highlighted the context for the capacity building initiatives of the Nepal Police on research skills. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dean of School of Education, Prof. Mahesh Nath Parajuli emphasized the role of the University in sharing contextual knowledge with various institutions like Nepal Police for the larger public good.  Addressing the ceremony Associate Dean Prof. Laxman Gnawali highlighted the content and the modality of the training program. Deputy Superintendent of Police Tshiring Kipa Lama presented a welcome note and Senior Superintendent of Police Tara Thapa shared the expectations of the participants. Twenty police officers of deferent ranks from different quarters of Nepal Police are participating in the program.

Inter Departmental Futsal Tourament

June 30, 2019

Student Welfare Council, KUSOED organized inter departmental futsal tournament. The game was played in Hattiban futsal. There were teams from each department and teams from staff as well as faculty. It was a day league game.

Department of Development Education was the winner of the futsal tournament while Department of Leadership Education was runner-up. Prof. Mahesh Nath Parajuli, Dean of Kathmandu University School Education delivered congratulatory  speech and distributed medal and certificate to winning team, runner up team and certificate of participation to all participants.


13 June 2019
Dr. Bhaskar Upadhya from University of Minnesota, USA conducted a workshop on Publishing Academic Articles in Journals for the faculties and post graduate  students of Kathmandu University on 13 June 2019. The purpose of the workshop was to share his experiences in relation to academic publication and to form a group of students and young faculties who need mentoring in publishing the  paper. The workshop was fruitful. Prof. Bal Chandra Luitel welcomed to the workshop facilitator and Prof. Mahesh Nath Parajuli, Dean of the School, thanked to Dr. Upadhya for delivering the workshop.

Workshop to share on experiential learnings

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15 June 2019

Department of Educational Leadership organized a day’s workshop to share on experiential learnings of MPhil 1st semester students on a course organizational theory and behavior. Five groups of students presented their experiential learning reports. The program was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Mahesh Nath Parajuli, Dean of the School of Education. Dr. Jiwak Raj Bajracharya and Dr. Bashu Prasad delivered their remarks focusing on the importance of experiential learning and application of theory into practice. Dr. Dhanapati Subedi, Head of the Department highlighted on roles of education and requester to all the participants to reach out the boundaries of classrooms and to accept communities as leaning laboratories in order to transform society through education.

संघीय शैक्षिक प्रणालीमा नेतृत्वको भूमिका ः अवसर र चुनौतीहरु विषयक अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रम सम्पन्न

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काठमाण्डौ विश्वविद्यालय, स्कुल अफ एजुकेशन अन्तर्गत एम. फिल. (एजुकेशनल लिडरसिप) तेस्रो सेमेष्टरका विद्यार्र्थीहरुद्वारा “संघीय शैक्षिक प्रणालीमा नेतृत्वको भूमिका ः अवसर र चुनौतीहरु” विषयक अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रम सम्पन्न गरियो । एम. फिल तहको “प्रिन्सिपल अफ एडुकेशनल लिडरसिप” पाठ्यक्रममा आधारित उक्त कार्यक्रम तेस्रो सेमेष्टरकी छात्रा विपिन शेरचनको सभाअध्यक्षता, पाठ्यक्रम सहजकर्ता डा.बासु प्रसाद सुबेदीको सक्रियता, एजुकेशनल लिडरसिप कार्यक्रमका विभागीय प्रमूख सहप्राध्यापक डा. धनपति सुवेदी तथा काठमाण्डौ विश्वविद्यालय, स्कुल अफ एजुकेशनका डिन प्रा. डा. महेशनाथ पराजुलीको अभिभावकतत्वमा सम्पन्न भएको हो । उक्त कार्यक्रमा शिक्षा, विज्ञान तथा प्रविधि मन्त्रालयका सहसचिव, डा. हरि प्रसाद लम्साल, चाँगुनारायण नगरपालिकाका नगर प्रमुख सोम प्रसाद मिश्र लगायत सामुदायिक तथा संस्थागत विद्यालयसंग सम्बन्धित व्यक्तित्वहरुको उल्लेखनिय उपस्थिति थियो । एम. फिल. तेस्रो सेमेष्टरकी छात्रा रमिला सुबेदीले संचालन गर्नु भएको अन्तरक्रिया कार्यक्रमको सहजिकरण एम. फिल. तेस्रो सेमेष्टरका छात्र खुबिराम अधिकारीले गर्नु भएको थियो ।

Innovative Educational Ideas Pitching Program Completed

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June 11, 2019
The Department of Education Leadership Program of the School of Education, Kathmandu University organized a program to pitch innovative educational ideas from students of M Ed Leadership and Management. Altogether, 16 (Sixteen) innovative entrepreneurial ideas were pitched by the students and they were evaluated by a team (Dr. Basu Prasad Subedi, Mr. Krishana Poudel and Asst.Prof. Rupesh Krishana Shrestha) from the School of Education and the School of Management. Three innovative ideas of three students Naina Chand, Ritu Maharjan and Sabi Suwal were awarded with seed money in order to incubate their ideas from Prof. Dr. Mahesh Nath Parajuli, Dean of the School of Education. Dr. Dhanapati Subedi, Head of the Department delivered congratulatory remarks on the program.