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^ 11 March to 15 April, 2021. 1.5 hours a week. Every Thursday. 0900 New York, 1500 Zagreb, 1930 Mumbai (+1830 Mumbai from April 1 due to daylight savings change)

The biophilia hypothesis proposes that we have an urge to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. But have we gotten accustomed to live our daily, urban lives without (the awareness of) this connection? In this course you will :

  • Learn about the biophilia hypothesis and why it’s important at this moment in history
  • Practice creative ways to better notice nature and life forms around you
  • Explore your sensory and psychological connection with your surroundings
  • Invent creative ways to introduce the connection with nature in your online and offline “habitats”
  • Develop self-directed, participatory and peer-learning skills in…


^ 11 March to 15 April, 2021. 1.5 hours a week. Every Thursday. 0900 New York, 1500 Zagreb, 1930 Mumbai (+1830 Mumbai from April 1 due to daylight savings change)

The biophilia hypothesis proposes that we have an urge to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. But have we gotten accustomed to live our daily, urban lives without (the awareness of) this connection? In this course you will :

  • Learn about the biophilia hypothesis and why it’s important at this moment in history
  • Practice creative ways to better notice nature and life forms around you
  • Explore your sensory and psychological connection with your surroundings
  • Invent creative ways to introduce the connection with nature in your online and offline “habitats”
  • Develop self-directed, participatory and peer-learning skills in…

An educator’s guide to creating space for project-based learning in your courses

I am a big fan of projects, as it is a strong way to blend academic knowledge with learning from experience to purposefully engage with learners in direct experience and focused reflection.

Project-based Learning or PBL, as advocated by The Buck Institute for Education, has come to be associated with projects where learners work for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.

You can think of it as both running a project and learning knowledge, skills, attitudes and values from it. This is the general process:

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Why should you come?

Living through a global pandemic has made it resoundingly obvious how fragile our lifestyles are. Like the flap of a butterfly wing affects the weather on the other side of the world, is it possible that the current pandemic is connected to Earth’s dwindling biomes is connected to fifty years of industrial food production is connected to our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing?

With so many invisible links, it is easy to feel like everything is disintegrating, and we are too small to make a difference. …


How to change your perspective, intentionally

Somewhere in 2014, my mindset changed from either/or to both/and. At that time, I thought it was a blend of aha! moments when studying astrophysics and exploring Buddhism shortly after that led me to shift my mindset. Like when I truly understood wave-particle duality, it was liberating and had far-reaching consequences on what I perceive as real and true. This combined with the Buddhist philosophy of interdependence just turned me.

Flash forward 7 years, after having gained some experience in formal education and educational research, I understand that it was something much more that transformed my thinking from either/or to…


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^ February 20 to March 27. 1.5 hours a week. Every Saturday. 0700 Amsterdam, 1130 Mumbai, 1700 Melbourne

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Why should you come?

Living through a global pandemic has made it resoundingly obvious how fragile our lifestyles are. Like the flap of a butterfly wing affects the weather on the other side of the world, is it possible that the current pandemic is connected to Earth’s dwindling biomes is connected to fifty years of industrial food production is connected to our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing?

With so many invisible links, it is easy to feel like everything is disintegrating, and we are too small to make a difference. …


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^ February 9 to March 16. 1.5 hours a week. Every Tuesday. 0900 New York, 1500 Amsterdam, 1930 Mumbai

Why should you come?

Understanding oneself is an essential part of being human. We create meaning in our lives by interpreting our experiences. This interpretation relies on our memories of the past and is also inevitably grounded in our present. We recreate ourselves every time we tell our story to ourselves or to someone else. Our fast-paced, interconnected, information and other-people’s-lives-loaded life of today may leave little time for us to ponder about who we are.

Who we are now. Who we were before. And how we got from “what I was” to “what I have become”.

Understanding oneself is not possible without…


[Upcoming Course] Exploring Ways of Knowing

^ December 27 to January 31. 1 hour a week. Every Sunday. 0800 Amsterdam, 1230 Mumbai, 1600 Tokyo

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Why should you come?

Being able to discern what is ‘true’ or valid and reliable knowledge is an essential skill in today’s information-loaded landscape. We’re constantly bombarded with messages to believe things: Should I believe this research that says that sugar is bad for me? Should I believe him when he says he will never do it again? Should I believe in God when there is no evidence?

Assessing what to believe requires us to think critically and examine how we know what we know. How…


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^ December 27 to January 31. 1 hour a week. Every Sunday. 0800 Amsterdam, 1230 Mumbai, 1600 Tokyo

Why should you come?

Being able to discern what is ‘true’ or valid and reliable knowledge is an essential skill in today’s information-loaded landscape. We’re constantly bombarded with messages to believe things: Should I believe this research that says that sugar is bad for me? Should I believe him when he says he will never do it again? Should I believe in God when there is no evidence?

Assessing what to believe requires us to think critically and examine how we know what we know. …

Jaya Ramchandani

Is this how you learn? Ed consultant #learning #interdisciplinary #lifelong #transformative #selfdirected #experential #decolonization #criticalpedagogy

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