Our first discussion was held on Saturday, the 10th of January 2015. Professor K P Mohanan, Center for Integrative Studies, Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER) was our first presenter in this series. He shared his views on “Implementing Constructivist Education: Educational Goals vs. the Pedagogical Means to Achieve the Goals”. Click here for a brief outline of the talk circulated by Mohanan before the meeting.
A ten minute response to Mohanan was given by Professor Avijit Pathak, Professor of Sociology at JNU. After the meeting, a document was created along with a recorded podcast of the discussion itself.
Mohanan, K P is an internationally well-known theoretical linguist, with a passion for education, and a deep interest in conceptual integration, critical thinking and inquiry across disciplines. After a PhD from MIT, Cambridge, USA in 1982, he taught at the University of Texas at Austin, MIT, Stanford University, and the National University of Singapore, before joining IISER-Pune in January 2011 as a Professor in the Center for Integrative Studies.
The others present at the meeting were:
Ananya Pathak, New Leaf Magazine
Anuradha Sen, Curriculum Head, Shiv Nadar Schools
Ashok Arora, Motivational Speaker and Author
Avijit Pathak, Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU
Bharat Suri, Teach for India
Dhiren Kumar, JNU
Gayeti Singh, Editor, The Citizen
Ishpreet Singh, Teach For India
Madhav Kaushish, ThinQ
Michelle Bambawale, GEMs Education
S Ramya Devi, JNU
Sasidhar S, Ashoka University
Seemant Dadwal, Learning Links India
Shankar Musafir, Educator, author
Shruti Chopra, BLEd Teacher Educator, LSR
Suman Kumar, Principal, Blue Bells International school, New Delhi
TV Venkateshwaran, Vigyan Prasar
Usha Srinivasan, Development Alternatives
Vagish Jha, Education Development Specialist, Universal Learn Today