ZHCES organizes a Seminar

Event From Date: 
Friday, 22 March 2019
Event End Date: 
Friday, 22 March 2019
Event Title: 
ZHCES organizes a Seminar
Event Details: 
One-day Workshop
Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
22 March 2019 (Friday), 9:30 AM onwards
 SSS-I Committee Room, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Concept note
Notwithstanding the master narratives of nationalism, development and progress hang around India’s education system, there is a consistent and unending dialogue and exchange of ideas, pedagogical practices, and cultures of learning which takes place in institutions of higher education. Breakdown of democratic institutions, attack on the critical intellectuals and total collapse of the public sphere of the last half a decade have valorised the critical agency and social imagination. Narrowly perceived conceptions such as access, inclusion and quality in education prescribed for policy framework by and large neglected the substantial aspects of pedagogy and cultures of learning. Apart from holding back the accountability, differentiated roles of teaching, learning and researching are hard to defend academic reason. Moreover, the experiences of the whole movement of life entrenched in action and relationship with one another (including nature) have not yet fully recognized as the site of learning. The proposed workshop intends to debate the intellectual responses on developing and expanding the conceptual framework on the idea of cultures of learning. Instead of limiting the transactional act of learning in academic space, cultures of learning may open up multiple shades of transformation and transcendence at multiple sites. The critical pedagogy questions these given assumptions and breaking the narrow conceptual boundaries as an act of politics which are obligatory for democratization of education.
Coordinator: Dr. Suresh Babu G.S (faculty)
Student coordinator: Ms. Arunima Naithani (doctoral student)
Email: arunima.n@gmail.com