Revolutionizing Primary Education in India

by Aishwarya Bhuta To a very great degree, school is a place where children learn to be stupid. – John Holt Schools must ideally be the birthplace of questions and ideas. Instead, the ‘modern’ education system in India reduces schools to being centres of rote learning, time-bound examinations and hasty evaluation. While the quality of schooling in public schools continues to deteriorate, the privatization of … Continue reading Revolutionizing Primary Education in India

Legislative Theater: Participative and Democratic Methodology in the course of Constitution and Democracy

By Daniel Gaviria Tobón     The Legislative Theater is part of a Brazilian theater current called ‘Theater of the Oppressed’. Also, this current includes other techniques such as Theater for Deaf, Image Theater, Newspaper Theater, Forum Theater and Invisible Theater. The course of Constitution and Democracy implements all of these techniques. The Theater of the Oppressed is supervised by Professor Betsy Perafán at Universidad de … Continue reading Legislative Theater: Participative and Democratic Methodology in the course of Constitution and Democracy

Critical Thinking – An Educational Alternative in One-dimensional Society

by Lisbet Rosenfeldt Svanøe | Master of Arts in Philosophy of Education Abstract: Primarily based on Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man this article describes and analyses a society with excessive production and – consumption. It furthermore examines how the highly developed industrial society through one-dimensional positivistic and scientific thinking alienates man. An alienation that has severe consequences for what Marcuse defines as both internal and external nature. The article … Continue reading Critical Thinking – An Educational Alternative in One-dimensional Society

You Always Meet Twice

When I told my friends back in Germany, they couldn’t believe what I was doing. In my first semester of university, I already had the chance to work long-term on an issue I liked and chose, travel to other parts of the world, work in a group, gain soft skills, agree on theories and methods ourselves, and learn while practically working. Continue reading You Always Meet Twice