Who Participates

Observer (India & Abroad)

JINAN K.B

Activist, Eduationalist, Designer

worked in schools, with non- literate artisans, rural youth, rural children and educated parents, teachers of schools and architecture, design, social work and management students and faculty in vario 

He consider himself a victim of modernity who lost touch with his inner self/ nature/ cultural roots in process of getting educated. He have been led to non-literate traditional craftspeople and children primarily through a process of self-exploration into issues of aesthetic sense, creativity, cognition and culture. This 25 year search has led him to comprehend the process of getting rid of the stifling legacy of colonial education as well as good intentioned conditioning of his culture. As of now, he is engaged in co-explorations with parents, teachers and cognitively damaged people to understand the real learning process. Also teaches at Design schools various courses related to formation of authentic aesthetic sense and recovering authentic learning process. From 1989 his area of research has been to understand the mechanics of what, why and how of creativity. His concern about originality, authenticity, conditioning, lack of creativity in the educational institutions etc. led him to explore deeply various aspects of modern as well as indigenous knowledge systems.

SHASHI NAIR

Professor at Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Approaches to changing educational practices, school systems analysis and evaluation in education.

Shashi has over 36 years of experience covering areas such as design, R&D, product development, operations audit, instructional design, people development, institution building and developing partner  

He has worked since 2006 in the area of educational change in government school education systems, where he was responsible for creating and implementing strategies for: Large scale development of leadership and management capabilities of education functionaries in Karnataka. Systemic capacity development of the district elementary education system in Mandya, Karnataka. Prior to that Shashi was working in Kenya, as CEO of IAT - an education and training institute, as well as being Director - Quality and Information Systems of Symphony - a technology service provider.

VINAY DABHOLKAR

Freelance consultant

Dr. Vinay Dabholkar has been a freelance consultant since 2006. He has a doctorate in computer science but his primary expertise is in the process of innovation. He helps organizations foster a cultur 

Dr. Vinay Dabholkar has been a freelance consultant since 2006. He has a doctorate in computer science but his primary expertise is in the process of innovation. He helps organizations foster a culture of innovation. He works on projects ranging across for-profit, not-for-profit and Government organizations and for various sectors. He is a visiting faculty at IIM Bangalore, IIT Bombay and TISS Mumbai. He is the co-author of the book, 8 steps to innovation.