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Beyond Teaching – The larger meaning of Education

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The teachers of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan from across 55 branches in India put together a reportage of their experiences and what they took away from the three day ‘Beyond Teaching’ History for Peace conference in Kochi in January this year. Below are a compilation of their notes and observations. ALL INDIA CONFERENCE FOR TEACHERS –…

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Human Rights Defenders Programme at CHS : class 2

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We picked up from where we finished in the last class, so that was with discussing the line from Jerry Pinto- ‘The fading is much much faster for the lesser being’. ccccThe students had some confusion regarding what fading could imply, given the context of Pinto’s article. So, we began with exploring what it would…

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Human Rights Defenders Programme at CHS again : class 1

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This was my first class with this batch of students at the Chowringhee High School. It was a class of approximately 30 students from the 9th grade. ccccThe class began with me writing out some words drawing from the module including Anne Frank, human rights, Nazi, Fascism, identity, caste, religion, gender, citizenship. The students were…

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We, the Students: A Citizenship Awareness campaign – a report

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For information on the We, the Students campaign, click here. In the wake of country wide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the ‘We, The Students’ campaign aims to spread information around various aspects and history of the Act, its present and anticipated implications and the impact it has had on civil society. The campaign…

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The Idea of the Indian Constitution – Chapter II

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Apoorvaanand began the conference by saying it is not a coincidence that we have got together to talk about the Constitution. And right he is. It is not a coincidence indeed. It has become an urgent need. And that perhaps is the reason for Takshila Education Society to invite us to take the conference that…

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