Workshops, seminars, retreats and courses

Over the years, SIDH has conducted various workshops, seminars and retreats at its campus at Kempty near Mussoorie. Previous workshops have included those on traditional education in India, on language and learning, Ravindra Sharmaji’s discourses on traditional Indian society etc. Please join our mailing list to receive updates about upcoming workshops.

We have also recently launched online courses on education and modernity. Some of the courses are listed below.

SIDH Courses



Understanding Modern Education

Duration: 6-8 hours
Language: English
Mode: Online, self-paced with NO facilitator interaction
Description:
The course uses short audio-visual presentations and contemplative reading and writing exercises to make you think about modern Indian education and relate it to your personal experience. This course is designed to draw your attention to the knowledge that is already within you, but towards which you may not have paid attention so far.
Prerequisite: None 

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Education and Modernity - Intermediate course

Duration: 4 weeks
Language: English/ Hindi (All the online material is available in both languages. The interaction on Zoom and Signal is mostly in English with some Hindi also used)
Mode: Online, self-paced with facilitator interaction on Signal and Zoom
Description:
The course gets into the details of the aspects about modern Indian education that are covered in the 'Understanding Modern Education' course. Since the course works with a closed, small group led by a facilitator, it allows participants to have conversations that let them examine strongly held assumptions and clarify their understanding.
Prerequisite: Understanding Modern Education Course.

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Education and Modernity - Advanced course

Duration: 8 weeks
Language: English
Mode: Online, self-paced with facilitator interaction on Signal and Zoom
Description:
This is an extension of the 4-week intermediate course. It is based on self-learning using contemplative reading material. It is more open-ended than the intermediate course and requires greater commitment and attention (not effort) from the participants.
Prerequisite: Education and Modernity - Intermediate course