Friday, January 8, 2016 at 5pm at India International Center, New Delhi.

Curriculum, Cultural Diversity, and Democracy in an Age of Social Media

Paul Standish, UCL Institute of Education, UK

Chair and Discussant: Krishna Kumar, Central Institute of Education, Delhi University, Delhi

The talk is free and open to all.

Philosophy of Education Conference 2016
10th to 12th January 2016 at Azim Premji University, Bangalore.
Program Schedule
(Click here for descriptions of conference themes. Click here to read abstracts)

Day 1, January 10, 2016
8:30 – 9:30 Registrations  
9:30 – 9:45 Anurag Behar, Azim Premji University Welcome address
9.45 – 10.00 Rohit Dhankar, Azim Premji University Introduction and setting the context for the Conference
Culture and School Curriculum
Session I – Chaired by Venu Narayan
10.00 – 11.00 Rajeev Bhargava, Center for Study of Developing Societies Culture and Value in School Education
11:00 – 11:30 Tea
Session II – Chaired by Jonardon Ganeri
11.30 – 12.30 Paul Standish, Institute of Education, University of London  Three threats to curriculum and how to resist them
12.30 – 13.30 Manabi Mazumdar, Center for Study of Social Sciences, Kolkata Culture of Success, Excess, or Egalitarian Access? Debating the Purpose of Schooling
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
Session III – Chaired by Indrani Bhattacharjee
15.00 – 15.50 Theodore Lewis, University of the West Indies, Trinidad Challenges to the Quest for a Knowledge of Teaching
15.50 – 16.40 Asim Siddiqui, Manipal Center for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University Moral Education: Culture and Curriculum
16:40 – 17:00 Tea
Session IV – Chaired by H. K. Dewan
17.00 – 17.50 Madhava Chhipalli, Manipal Center for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University Issues of Translation and their Relevance to Education
Day 2, January 11, 2016
Session I – Philosophy of Education and Educational Policy
Chaired by Rajeev Bhargava
09.00 – 10.00 Padma Sarangapani, Tata Institute of Social Sciences TBA
10.00 – 11.00 Vasanthi Srinivasan, University of Hyderabad Nai Talim and Bhoodan: Two Models of Ethical Education
11:00 – 11:30 Tea
Session II – Philosophy of Education and the Practice of Education
Chaired by Padma Sarangapani
11.30 – 12.20 Manohar Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi & Rijul Rajesh, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata Affirmative action in Superspeciality Courses
12.20 – 13.10 Udit Bhatia, University of Oxford, UK. Education as Counter-speech
13:10 – 14:45 Lunch
14.45 – 16.30 Panel Discussion on “Philosophy of Education In India” moderated by Varadarajan Narayanan
  Kaustuv Roy, Azim Premji University; Paul Standish, University of London; Rohit Dhankar, Azim Premji University
16.30 – 17.00 Tea
Day 3, January 12, 2016
Philosophy of Education and the practice of teaching
Session I: Chaired by Ramakant Agnihotri
09.00 – 10.00 Jonardon Ganeri, New York University Pluralism, Education, and Knowledge Cultures
10.00 – 11.00 Ravi Subramaniam, Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education, Mumbai Teacher Action and Teacher Knowledge
11:00 – 11:30 Tea
Session II: Chaired by Farida Khan
11.30 – 12.30 Rohit Dhankar Minding the Gap: Philosophy and Practice
Session III: Chaired by Vijaya Varma
12.30 – 13.20 Vijitha Rajan, Central Institute of Education, Delhi University, New Delhi. Revisiting the moral dimensions of teaching
13:20 – 14:50 Lunch
Session IV: Chaired by Ravi Subramaniam
14.50 – 15.40 Shane Ryan, Soochow University, Taiwan Autonomy reflection and education
15.40 – 16.30 Hari Narayanan V. Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur Cognitive Biases and Experiential Education
16.30 – 17.00 Vote of Thanks
17:00 – 18:00 High Tea


Click here to view video recordings of the PoE Conference 2015

“Philosophy of Education: What and Why?” - Short film

“What use Philosophy?” This question was posed to a few philosophers from across the world. This film is an edited compilation of their responses.

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