Archive for June, 2010

[KB Jinan’s  Book – Awakening the Aesthetic Awareness]

Leading experts from across the Globe assembled from 25 to 28 May at UNESCO’s second world conference held at Seoul, Korea to share their ideas and highlight the importance of art education in and out of school. In their official press release, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova said, “A broad arts education teaches the importance and value of cultural diversity. This cultural awareness is of immense benefit in our increasingly multi-cultural modern societies, where to understand another culture is to better understand one’s neighbour.”

K B Jinan of Nilambur, Kerala who has been engaging with non literate communities and their children for the past several years; studying and documenting their sense of perception, art and aesthetics, was invited to present a paper at the conference. He prepared a book specifically for the purpose [pics (I II III) of some of its contents here and papers (a b) here)], participated in the panel discussions, but returned a disappointed man. Read the rest of this entry »

13 Jun 2010

World Conference on Arts Education

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Taleemnet

Arvind Gupta, as most know, has over the years single handedly and single mindedly put together resource and reference material for making learning fun and stress free. Most individuals with some concern or interest in education, atleast in India, have visited his website www.arvindguptatoys.com.

Here is a treat for all from him packed into a single DVD titled Learning Library on DVD. Read the rest of this entry »

2 Jun 2010

Learner’s Library on DVD

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