Aarti Valia

Teacher, Physics and TOK

With a career spanning over 30 years in the teaching profession, Aarti brings a wealth of expertise to her role. She teaches Physics and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and works with students of Grades 8, 9, 11. Crowned by a PhD in Philosophy, her educational background is a testament to her versatile interests, which extend to the domains of Science and Philosophy and support her interdisciplinary approach to teaching. A proponent of holistic education, Aarti’s teaching philosophy is centered on motivating students by nurturing curiosity and encouraging them to explore diverse avenues of knowledge. Rejecting the notion of education as a mere exercise in memorization, Aarti is dedicated to fostering critical thinking and independent exploration. Aarti’s engagement with professional development has been through workshops in Extended Physics (IGCSE) and TOK (DP).