Our publications are products of inter-disciplinary conferences, workshops and spaces we create in the areas of education and employability to learn, innovate and make an impact upon learners and educators alike.
Education - Research Studies
Building STEM Mindsets: An Ecosystem Approach
Based on the empirical findings from the study, review of relevant literature and interviews with curriculum developers, the report makes a number of recommendations for developing the STEM mindset and preparing students for the fast-evolving world of work in the future.
This study is published with support from IBM and knowledge collaborators Dr. Indira Vijaysimha, Dr. Indumathi Sundararaman, Kalpana Aravamuthu and Ann
Education - Working Paper
Self-learning: Concepts, Principles & Strategies
This paper aims to reimagine the way we think of learning. It curates an understanding of self-learning in the Indian context, explores foundational values that define self-learning, and identify ways in which individuals and organizations pursue their self-learning pathways.
With support from Bank of America and Fossil Foundation, we interviewed educators, learners, and practitioners, compiled our learnings from the last few years, and put together this working paper.Download
Education - Case Study
Preventing School Dropout: A Change Map of Effective Practices
A report that landscapes effective practices towards building 21st century classrooms to reduce school dropout in India. It consolidates insights to build an understanding of challenges and solution strategies.Download
White Paper - Plan
Strategic Plan 2019-2023 – Transforming School-To-Work Ecosystems Through Self-Learning
This five year plan has chalked out new opportunities to transform learning
Employability - Case Study
Innovating for Scale
This case study is a blueprint of the Quest—Accenture partnership that build the way for more strategic associations, expanding a growing network of people and companies and added more weight and dimension to the original vision of the Skills to Succeed program, harnessing funding, technology, learning systems, and blended learning for 21st Century skills.Download
Employability - White paper
Skills for Future Jobs: Technology and the Future of Work in India
Young people entering the digital economy over the next five to ten years will need to equip themselves for a rapidly changing and uncertain future of work, a future that will both hold new opportunities and challenges. For us, whose target population is youth that have dropped-out of school and youth who have finished school but not continued on to college, our programs are needed to prioritize: digital fluency; core crosscutting skills and learnability.
In knowledge partnership with Tandem Research and support from Microsoft Philanthropies, we have released a white paper titled Skills for Future Jobs: Technology and the Future of Work in India. The paper focuses on the future of jobs and skilling in India, in the wake of rapid automation and digitization of life and work.
We aim to integrate the key findings from the white paper into our strategic and programmatic plan going forward.Download
Education - Evaluation Reports
Evaluation of the Computer Assisted Learning Program
Quest evaluated the Computer Aided Learning program of the Azim Premji Foundation running in 5 states to understand the impact and outcomes. The study helped the foundation reflect and relook on the program strategy of computer aided learning in schools.Download
Employability - Evaluation Reports
Career Guidance Evaluation Report
In 2012 Quest Alliance along with SCERT in Delhi and Bihar Piloted a Career Guidance intervention for secondary school students. This evaluation outlines the formative and summative impact of the project.Download
Employability - Research Studies
Transforming Life Skills Delivery Through ICTs
This evaluation report outlines the impact of the Digital Life Skills toolkit on youth participating in skill development programs of Jan Shikshan Sansthan in 4 states. It outlines the lessons learnt in building capacity of trainers to deliver Life Skills using Information and Communication Technologies.Download
Education - Evaluation Reports
Lifelines for Education Evaluation Study
An evaluation conducted to test a helpline for school teachers in rural primary schools in West Bengal, this report has lessons learnt in creating a question and answer system to support teachers on child engagement and pedagogy.Download