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Dr. Gauri Hardikar

Dr. Gauri Hardikar has over 20 years of experience in the field of teacher education. Sherecently opted for retirement as Associate Professor from a renowned college of teachereducation in Mumbai to pursue her passion for life skills and impactful teacher education. She is a life skills education consultant and coach.

She holds MSc. in Organic Chemistry, MA in Clinical Psychology and PhD in Education. She holds a Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in Advanced Counselling andDiploma in Experiential Education. She has been awarded the Gold Medal from theUniversity of Mumbai for the M Ed program. She is a recognized PhD guide from theUniversity of Mumbai. She is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Coach.

Gauri is passionate about propagation of life skills and impactful teacher education. Herdoctoral research was in the area of development of life skills training modules for pre-service teachers. She is the Secretary for the Indian Association of Life Skills Education,a national association working in the area of training and research in Life Skills Education.She is also the Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Life Skills Education.Gauri is Guest Faculty for the Department of Education, University of Mumbai forCertificate course in Life Skills Education and Research Methodology. She was theChairperson for the Syllabus committee of the Certificate Course in Life skills Educationfor the University of Mumbai. She is a member of the Universal Human Values Cell ofthe University of Mumbai.

Her research interests include teacher education, life skills education, positivepsychology, self-compassion, andragogy, youth development and comparative education.Gauri contributes to research and academic discourse through her role in internationalacademic associations. She is on the Advisory board of the Her Highness YouthOrganization, Sri Lanka, which works in the area of empowering young girls in Sri Lanka.She is the Co-Editor, World Council of Comparative Education Societies Chronicle andhas been the Co-Chair, World Council of Comparative Education Societies Journal andChronicle Task Force. She is the Secretary of Indian Ocean Comparative EducationSociety, an international society working in the area of research in ComparativeEducation. She is also an ex-officio member of the World Council of ComparativeEducation Committee for the World Curriculum, an online global curriculum forsecondary education. She was the Chair, Conference Organizing Committee, for the 7th International Conference of the Indian Ocean Comparative Education Society co-convened with the 4th Symposium of the World Council for Comparative Education. She has been invited to chair sessions as well as present her views as a speaker in conferencesin India and abroad. In the recent past, Gauri was invited as a Plenary Speaker for theInternational Symposium on Comparative Education organized by the InternationalBureau of Education (IBE), UNESCO at Geneva, Switzerland.

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