RE IMAGINING SCHOOLS; RETHINKING KNOWLEDGE" in NOVEMBER 18, 19, 20 at BAIF, Pune

Event Date: 
18 November 2016 (All day) - 20 November 2016 (All day)

 

We are planning a samvaad -RE IMAGINING SCHOOLS; RETHINKING KNOWLEDGE"  in NOVEMBER 18, 19, 20 at BAIF, Pune.

CONTENT

Children are biologically equipped to learn the world but the present education is about learning the word. This force feeding not only alters the cognitive process but also does deep damages. We will be discussing how children learn naturally, what conditions enhance or impede creativity and awakening of intelligence, how teaching creates confusion in children, the cognitive importance of play, and self initiated drawing and finally how to re organize the space/ conditions conducive for children' autonomous unfolding.

FOR WHOM

This may be of great value for anyone interested in understanding children, who respect their beingness, creativity, learning process etc. Parents and would be parents will definitely be benefited by the samvaad and also people in early child hood learning. Those who are involved de schooling and de colonizing will understand how conditioning takes place.

SAMVAAD

This SAMVAAD is part of the series of samvaads we- existential knowledge foundation-  are planning to initiate deeper and collaborative exploration about how children learn, why children lose their creativity and wonder once they get 'educated' and also the existential need for learning etc.
We have been trapped in the 'teaching paradigm' in which we have been depending on a teacher or a book for knowledge. The teaching paradigm had been developed based on the question ' how to teach children' and we have developed various systems to ensure the transfer of knowledge (readymade books, trained teachers, tests to ensure children learn
etc.). But if we were to ask 'how children learn' and the develop a system in response to this we would have done something else so that children learn and create knowledge. 
So here comes the fundamental difference between modern educational paradigm and what children learn naturally. Modern education is the process by which children, equipped by nature/ biology to learn the world are forced to learn the word. Learning the word requires different sets of tools, abilities and skills than those needed to learn the world.

The samvaad hopes to set the ground for inquiry and collaboration and also initiate a movement to reclaiming our own natural cognitive system along with creating conditions for children to connect with the real world.

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences. Hope you will be interested in participating in this samvaad and also join us in pursuing this exploration.

For details see the link http://dialoguesonlearningandchildren.weebly.com/
Please join the email group samvaad on learning.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/samwaad-on-learning

Do write to us for registering for the samvaad at  ekfpune@gmail.com

I am sending you a write up and a poster. hope you will be able to share it with friends and others who are interested in exploring deeply what and how children learn naturally.

Ranjana, Amol, Reva, Naren, Jinan

ABOUT US
We have collectively and individually explored the natural learning process- (how children learn, how learning happens in communities etc), creativity, culture, cognitive damages of modern schooling,  how education kills cultural rootedness etc for several years (10 to 30 years) and have worked in several learning situations- schools, artisan communities, design and architectural education, social work etc.

EXISTENTIAL KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION
we have now come together to explore and initiate deeper inquiry into the existential aspect of learning, knowing and being. Academization of knowledge and institutionalization of learning has alienated modern human beings and are creating havoc to life and nature. It is time to stop and wonder why are we learning? what for?

See some links

reimaginingschools.wordpress.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/sadhanavillagepune
http://existentialknowledgefoundation.weebly.com/

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