6th National conference
ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND
ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND PONDICHERRY PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATION
6th National conference on INTEGRAL education
at Pondicherry, 8 9 January, 2005
Sri Aurobindos teachings and sadhana not only gave a new life to the ancient Indian wisdom but also pointed out a path for humanity to work towards becoming a divine human race through adopting an Integral approach to life and learning. His teachings based on his belief in Human Unity are being practised at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and in Auroville. Located five miles north of Pondicherry, Auroville has been adopted by UNESCO as the first international city on Earth. Here, "the emphasis is on each man [or woman] discovering his [or her] own inner center behind their social, moral, cultural and racial heredity and appearances and actively living from that center, expressing it in outer work for the community." Many educational institutions and organizations throughout India are applying Sri Aurobindo's worldview in areas of education and human and social development. This National conference on "Integral Education is one such initiative taken by the All India Assoication for Educational Research and Pondicherry Psychology Association. This conference brings together scholars and practitioners from across the globe with a common aim to discuss the variety of issues related to the relevance and application of Eastern and Western Psychological and Spiritual approaches to education in meeting the global challenges.
· Discussion on various models of psychology with special reference to education
· Discussion on various indigenous schools of thought with special reference to Integral Education
· Exploring important areas and issues that can bring Eastern Integral Studies to the forefront so as to become a living force for the future.
· Developing practical applications of Indian approaches for Western students.
To achieve the objectives described above, there will be a plenary session and six technical sessions. Each of these sessions will be devoted to one of the main objectives. The plenary session will have invited speakers only.
The concluding session will be devoted to a reporting session in which the important ideas that transpired during the conference will be highlighted. It should bring the depth and relevance of Integral education into focus and find ways to make it an essential part of present education and research.
Submission of papers
Participants are requested to submit their abstracts/papers on any of the listed topics. To ensure a consistent high quality of all the presentations, participants will be requested to submit the full text well in advance and not later than 15th November 2004. Abstract and paper should be sent by email or hard copy with floppy disk in MS-Word format only. The selected papers will be notified on 30th November 2004. At the same time their abstracts will be made available on the website www.indianpsychology.org so as to enable all the participants of the seminar to inform themselves beforehand about the issues of their interest.
Best Paper Award
There shall be two Best paper awards in the name of Prof.B.Viswanatham Best Paper Award for the teachers and research scholars.
No TA/DA will be paid to the participants.
- Members Rs 500/-
- Non-members Rs. 600
- Research Scholars/Students Rs. 300/- Registration fee should be sent in advance by Demand Draft in favour of the Pondicherry Psychology Association and payable at Pondicherry
Registration of acknowledged participants will take place at the conference venue on Saturday, 8th January, 2005 between 9.00 and 9.30 am. Please note that there will be no new registrations on the spot.
Pondicherry is situated on the Coromandal Coast about 160 kms from Chennai. Every half an hour there are buses from Chennai to Pondicherry; the trip takes 3 hours. The venue for the seminar will be notified later. Auroville, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Poets Bharathiar and Bharathidasan memorial museums, Govt. museum, French Institute, National Archives, boat house, and Botanical garden are some of the places of interest attract Indian and Foreign tourists.
Boarding and Lodging
Boarding and Lodging for delegates will be arranged on request. The rooms will have double occupancy. You can also make your own arrangement in one of the many hotels in Pondicherry.
- Prof.A. Gnanam (Chief Patron)
- Prof. K.V. Kaliappan (Patron)
- Prof. G.P.Thakur (Advisor)
- Prof. B.K.Passi (Advisor)
- Dr. B. Mukhopadyay (Advisor)
- Prof. Mamota Das (Advisor)
· Prof. Sunil Behari Mohanty (Chairman)
· Dr. Panch. Ramalingam (Organising Secretary)
· Shri V.Kishore Kumar (Joint secretary)
Address for Correspondence:
Dr. Sunil Behari Mohanty General Secretary, All India Association for Educational Research 4, Dr. Annie Bessant Street, VOC Nagar, Pondicherry 605 003