Youth-The Emerging Trends

Centre for Escalation of Peace invited young scholars to contribute their thoughts, ideas and experiences through original articles to be put together in the form of an e-book. Aptly titled Youth – The Emerging Trends, the e-book seeks to highlight various topics important to the youth and showcase how they think regarding these themes. The e-book contains twelve chosen articles by youth of varying ages and backgrounds – the youngest is in Grade 6 while the older ones range from those in college to those working in the education sector or the environmental sector. The focus of the articles are diverse, with recurring themes being education, technology, climate change and sustainability. Read More

Perspectives on Education and Learning: Where Is Education Headed?

Pallavan Learning Systems provided a platform to those with distinct perspectives on education and learning through our proposed e-book. The intent of the e-book was to collate innovative and valuable thoughts on education and learning and share it with the larger audience for the benefit of society. We received nineteen high quality theoretical and empirical original research papers, case studies, review papers, and technical notes. The subjects of the articles included: the purpose of education, the current education system, online teaching methodology, technology and education, new challenges to teaching-learning, teacher development and learning, wholistic development of the learner, assessment systems and processes, innovative curriculum and pedagogy, artificial intelligence in education, augmented intelligence in education, contextualization of learning environment, the role of community in learning and education, the role of nature in education and learning, and challenges of teaching during the pandemic. click here to read the book

Unlearning: Augmented Intelligence and the Role of Technology in Education

This is a collection of 13 articles written by Arun Kapur in 2020 encompassing his theories on education and the increasing role of technology in shaping education in the 21st Century. He hopes the ideas collated in this book continue to challenge people to re-examine the purpose of education as well as bring about significant changes in structures and processes in order to enable institutions and society to put our learners at the centre of the learning journey so that they are able to actualise their potential.

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Serene Strength – The Role of Education and Learning in the Making of a Person of Substance

In a world that is characterized by change, education has somehow managed to elude the grasp of this constant. However, the information revolution has ushered in an era of unprecedented re-design and forced us to question the way we think about education . For thinkers, planners, educationists, parents, guardians and the entire society, it is time to forge a new educational outcome in tune with the times to help our learners to thrive in the future.

This book proposes that education must focus on fostering persons of substance with Serene Strength. The author explores the concept of Serene Strength and person of substance and illustrates their inextricable relationship to education. The book concludes that knowledge is becoming obsolete faster than one can remember and it is imperative to acquire skills, processes and watermarks through an active, life-long learning process that is geared towards actualizing one’s potential. Paperback is available at Full Circle bookstore, New Delhi and on their website and on Amazon India along with the Kindle version. For more information and reviews click here.

A Person of Substance E-book


A Person of Substance e-book is a compilation of student essays from the India Bhutan Youth Summit 2018.
The main objective of the youth summit is to enhance the ties between the youth of both countries and create an understanding of the importance of building India-Bhutan friendship. The Summit also seeks to create a pool of potential ambassadors, in both countries, who will carry forward the collaboration.

Centre for Escalation of Peace (CEP) and Pallavan Learning Systems (PLS), in collaboration with Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS), organized the inaugural India-Bhutan Youth Summit from September 21 to 29, 2018 in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The launch of the India-Bhutan Youth Summit came at an opportune time to celebrate the 50 years of friendship and partnership.

The nine-day programme is structured in a manner where learning experiences would incorporate a combination of academics and adventure. It includes an introduction to Bhutan and India, a three/four-day trek across the pristine landscapes, interactions amongst the participants on core issues, and meetings between the participants and eminent people. The participants will also visit places of interest and interact with the locals to gain a better understanding of the country and the aspirations of its citizens.

2018 marked the first India Bhutan Youth Summit which was held in Bhutan. In order to select from a long list of entries for the summit, participants were asked to write an essay on what they thought makes a person of substance. This book is a compilation of their essays.
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Transforming Schools: Empowering Children

The author weaves together his expertise and experience to offer insights into what makes a ‘great’ school. You can read a review of the of the book.

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Leading Out: The True Purpose of Education

This book searches for the true purpose of education and finds it in the emergence of self-leadership.

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