The study visit, which will run between 7 to 9 November 2016 will enable participants to get to know perhaps one of the most dynamic and diverse education systems in the world. Programme includes visits to several different schools from public to inclusive and religious schools, as well as workshops and cultural activities. The programme of the study visit is particularly designed for the international group of educators.
History for Peace conference which will follow the study visit from 10 till 12 November 2016 will host participants from all over India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and outside this region, and it tackles one of the most contested ideas of the twenty-first century: Nationalism. Bringing together historians, scholars, educators and arts practitioners, conference will explore nationalism in relation to themes such as citizenship, identity, media, religion and school curriculum. International study visit group will also have an opportunity to lead their own workshop.
The programme gives attendants an unique opportunity to be introduced to a local educational system in Calcutta, where boards of education differ from one another in terms of content, modes of examination and assessment. During the conference themes of education can be further discussed in relation to nationalism. In an increasingly polarized world where extremism and hatred are on the rise, public debate seems to be driven by emotions rather than facts, leading to curtailed opinion-making. Media, especially social media, adds fuel to this fire. Key theme of the History for Peace conference is to discuss how these contested and relevant issues could be addressed in schools.
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