Manish Jain, a leading social and educational visionary, will be hosting a workshop on Re-Imagining Education. at Swaraj University, Udaipur, from May 1st to 5th.
About the Workshop
These days, traditional schools are becoming less meaningful and more problematic. The idea that children are meant to be enclosed in buildings, removed from their immediate contexts, policed and pressurized to rise to imposed standards, branded and certified, and then released into a world that awaits them, is disconcerting – to put it mildly. We need to co-produce learning sites where our children can be free to do their work with the world and to invite new ways of un/learning together that privileges play, community, ‘slow’ rituals, and earth-honoring practices.
In this workshop, leading social and educational visionary Manish Jain will host unlearning conversations and exercises around reimagining education, experimenting with possibilities for alternatives, and learning to meet our children – whose magic and work we desperately need today.
This workshop will be very useful for those trying to build new learning spaces in their own families, communities, schools and alternative education spaces.
About the Facilitators
Manish Jain is deeply committed to regenerating our diverse knowledge systems and cultural imaginations. He is one of the leading global voices for the unschooling movement. He has served for the past 20 years as Coordinator/Co-Founder of Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development and as co-founder of Swaraj University, Creativity Adda, Learning Societies Unconference, Swapathgami Walkouts-Walkon network, and the Ecoversities Network. He has edited several books on Vimukt Shiksha (liberating learning).
Prior to Shikshantar, Manish worked as one of the principal team members of the UNESCO Learning Without Frontiers global initiative. Manish worked as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in the belly of the beast. He has been trying to unlearn his Master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics, International Development, and Political Philosophy from Brown University. He and his wife Vidhi have been unschooling themselves with their 16-year-old daughter, Kanku, in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
(Online guest) Dr. Bayo Akomolafe: A lecturer, speaker, and proud diaper-changer, Bayo curates an earth-wide project for the re-calibration of our ability to respond to a civilizational crisis – a project framed within a feminist ethos and inspired by indigenous cosmologies.
He speaks and teaches about his experiences around the world, and then returns to his adopted home in Chennai, India – “where the occasional whiff of cow dung dancing in the air is another invitation to explore the vitality of a world that is never still and always surprising.”
How to Participate?
Click on the link given at the end of this post to register for participation.
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It is important we all contribute and take care of the needs of the place and meet the actual expenses for hosting such a workshop.
The suggested contribution for this workshop is 7500/-. By contributing this, you would also, partly, by helping those who find it hard to access these spaces due to financial constraints
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