Education for Enablement

How do you create an education system that does not just give people theory/ technical know-how but develops them into potential contributors for society?

How do you create an education system that does not just give people theory/ technical know-how, but develops them into potential contributors for society?

 

(Addressing school principals at the National Seminar on Education organized by Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi, February 2011)

Beyond academic excellence to human excellence

How do you help widen the notion of education from merely academic excellence to include the entirety of the human being?

How do you help widen the notion of education from merely academic excellence to include the entirety of the human being?

In this talk Srinivas shares Swami Vivekananda’s radical new vision for education with school teachers and principals –

(Keynote address at the Seminar on Education titled ‘Beyond Academic Excellence to Human Excellence’, organized by Ramakrishna Mission Mumbai, September 2011)

Value of a contributor mindset in society

The challenge in preparing our students for the world of work today is not so much building capabilities, but building a contributive orientation to work and society. This is our role as educators.

The challenge in preparing our students for the world of work today is not so much building capabilities, but building a contributive orientation to work and society. This is our role as educators.

 

(Addressing principals and faculty of 500 affiliated colleges of the Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad in November 2011)

Exploring cognitive empowerment

Cognition gives us the ability to make choices, decisions, to recognize, to build new axioms and conclusions about ourselves, about the way the world works. Cognition is therefore a powerful tool for our evolution. What then are the possibilities that empowerment at a ‘cognitive level’ offers us?

Cognition gives us the ability to make choices, decisions, to recognize, to build new axioms and conclusions about ourselves, about the way the world works. Cognition is therefore a powerful tool for our evolution.

In this talk, Srinivas explores how ‘cognition’ enables or disables us; and what does it mean to be empowered or disempowered at a cognitive level.

 

(An exploratory discussion with the team at Illumine, Mumbai, February 2015)

Beyond access to knowledge, what next?

A new challenge is beginning to awaken in society – the question of digestion and assimilation of knowledge.

A new challenge is beginning to awaken in society – the question of digestion and assimilation of knowledge.

 

(An exploratory discussion with the team at Illumine, Mumbai in October 2009)

Exploring a new area of practice for knowledge practitioners

How do we build the bridges that help society as a whole, cross over from ‘abstract knowledge’ to ‘realized knowledge’?

How do we build the bridges that help society as a whole, cross over from ‘abstract knowledge’ to ‘realized knowledge’?

 

(An exploratory discussion with the team at Illumine, Mumbai in October 2009)

Maps of Becoming [old]

Talk given at the Positive Economy Forum, San Patrignano, Italy – April 2015, on the new educational models that will create ‘positive people’ for a ‘positive economy’.

If we want to build a positive economy, we need thousands of ‘positive people’ to embrace and build this new world. What kind of new educational models are needed to create such ‘positive people’ at scale?

Talk given at the Positive Economy Forum, San Patrignano, Italy – April 2015

Cognitive Empowerment (old)

How does ‘cognition’ enable or disable us? What does it mean to be empowered or disempowered at a cognitive level? How can ‘cognitive empowerment’ unleash individuals, the organizations they work in, institutions, the nation? An exploration into ‘cognitive empowerment’, with the Illumine Team.
Talk given to the Illumine Team, February 2015