Education: Doctor of Philosophy, Visual Communication (IDC, IIT Bombay) 2013.
SHORT PROFILE/ BIO-SKETCH
Sachin Datt is a visual designer and graphic novelist, who completed his Master’s degree in Visual Communication and Ph.D from the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay in the area of teaching science using narratives. He completed his post-doctoral studies from Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, where he taught creativity in the teaching of Design and Technology. Dr. Datt currently heads the department of Visual Communication at Sushant School of Design. He is a published author of graphic novels and has considerable research experience in the potential of storytelling in branding, advertising, education and social change.
Effect of spatial distribution of information on memory recall
Classification of visual communication problems
Application of Mnemonics in visual communication
Design and testing effectiveness of planners and organizers
Visual narratives for learning
Visual representation of graduate attributes and its effect on learning behavior
History of Science and technology series books and workshops for Pratham Education Foundation. Teaching science using visual narratives.
Datt, S. & Sugra, C. (2018): A Comparison of Innovations by Adults and Children at the Grassroots Level in India. Design and Technology Education An International Journal. PKP public knowledge project. Vol 23 No. 1. Pp. 10-25
Datt, S. (2015): Case for Building Informal Ontology of a Subject Matter at School level Science Education with Community Collaboration. Journal of School Education Technology, I manager Publication. Vol. 11. No.1, p. 34.
Datt S & Poovaiah R. (2012): Designing Epistemologically Correct Science Narratives. journal of School Education Technology, I manager Publication, 2013. Vol. 7, No. 4, p.16.
Datt, S., & Chunawala, S. (2018). Children as Filmmakers. Episteme 7:International Conference to review Research on Science Technology and Mathematics Education. (pp. 17)
Datt, S., Shah, M., & Chunawala, S. (2017). Upper primary and secondary school science teacher’s perception of creativity in science education. In A. Sharma and J. Rajeswaran (Eds.), Creativity and cognition in art and design: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Creativity and Cognition in Art and Design. ICCCAD 2017.(pp. 278-286). New Delhi: Bloomsbury.
Datt, S. (2017). Paradox of novelty and usefulness. In A. Sharma and J.Rajeswaran (Eds.), Creativity and cognition in art and design: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Creativity and Cognition in Art and Design. ICCCAD 2017. (pp. 188-198). New Delhi: Bloomsbury.
Datt, S & Poovaiah, R. ( 2013 ). Effect of Historical Narrative Based Approach in Designing Secondary School Science Content on Students’ Memory Recall Performance. ICORD 2013, Chennai. Springer Publication, 2013.
Datt, S. (2015), Suggestions for Improvement of Activity Based Science Learning Approach in Upper Primary Science Textbooks and its Application in Himachal Pradesh DIET training. Design for all: Design and Children. IIT Bombay, 2015
Datt. S & Poovaiah R. (2009), Story Based Schema Building Approach in Science Learning. Designing for children conference proceedings. Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay 2009.
Datt. S & Poovaiah R. (2009): Fractal like model for designing educational stories. Design Thoughts. Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
Datt, S & Rao. A.G. (2008). Story of bamboo crafts guru Medar Ketya, paper presented at Indian Folklore Congress, Shantiniketan, West Bengal, 2008.
Datt, S. & Poovaiah, R. (2011). Framework for organizing knowledge as a narrative: A case for secondary school science learning, paper presented at Teaching Narrative and Teaching through Narrative International conference, Tampere, Finland.
Stop Motion animation film Making workshop. HBCSE, Mumbai, May 2017.
Training for DIET upper Primary science teachers in scientific Method. Himachal Pradesh. 2014.
Glider Making workshop with Sri Lankan school teachers at HBCSE. Mumbai, July 26, 2016.
Glider Making Workshop with Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers. 24 Nov. 2016.
School Science Research and Development (SSRD) summer camp with school children. Storytelling and Flipbook making.
Science Fairs conducted at various schools in Delhi, 2015.
Glider making, LEGO construction and microscope making workshops with class 7 to 9 students. HBCSE, 2016.