THE UNSEEN REVOLUTION: Technology, Education and Life
Our webinar series this year is aptly termed, ‘On a Quest to Learn: A series on the evolving nature of one’s learning journey’. At the core of the philosophy of learning practised at Pallavan is the understanding that as learners journey along their individual path, their experiences help them to develop capabilities or Skills while discovering or strengthening Processes that help them acquire these Skills. As they travel this path and acquire Skills and understand Processes, learners also cultivate qualities of character that we refer to as Watermarks. This process of learning, we believe, helps individuals become better versions of themselves. In keeping with this philosophy, our webinar series this year invites you to explore various fields in learning to enrich your understanding of not just the topics at hand but also view them from the lens of developing certain Skills, Processes, or Watermarks. Read More
GURU SHISHYA RELATIONSHIP:
EXPLORING RELATIONSHIP AND EXPECTATIONS IN THE CHANGING TIMES
One of the oldest relationships in human history is the relationship between a teacher and a student. There are many stories about how this relationship has existed and evolved over the course of history. In the Indian context, when you think of a ‘Guru & Shishya’ relationship, the image that comes to mind is that of a serene environment under the shadow of a tree where exchange of knowledge took place. In that context, the Guru assumed multiple roles of a teacher, mentor, parent, guardian and friend. This relationship has undergone significant changes over the course of time. With every major revolution, be it agrarian, industrial, scientific or technological, we are constantly exploring the ever-changing facets of this ‘Guru & Shishya’ relationship. Read More
The True Potential of the Mind: Primordial Wisdom in the Age of Scientific and Technological Breakthroughs
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM IST, 8th & 9th December 2022
Everyday we come across news about modern gadgets being improved upon or breakthroughs in science and technology. The world has undergone a drastic change since the advent of the internet in our lives. On many levels, these developments have eased the nature of work in various sectors including communication, entertainment, healthcare and transportation. However, although we are enjoying the positive effects of many of these breakthroughs, we are also experiencing the brunt of unintended consequences. It is important to note that consciously or unconsciously, we are at the receiving end of these ‘developments’. Read More
The Irrelevance of Formal Education: Do Degrees Matter?
4:30 PM IST, 28th March, 2022
The world today is rapidly changing where it needs to cope in real time with emergent situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the looming climate crisis and the Ukraine war. Does a formal education help in coping with such situations? Do institutions and corporations hire individuals with formal degrees since there are no true alternatives?
This talk examines candidly if our educational institutions that offer formal and very structured education are relevant anymore or does the world need a new paradigm. Young aspiring minds need to boldly ask if today’s formal degrees serve much purpose for true fulfilment. Are their time and money well spent in the pursuit of formal education?
Meditation and the Mind with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Ritinjali and Centre for Escalation of Peace in collaboration with Pallavan Learning Systems, India International Centre and Vikramashila Foundation held a two-day workshop on 8th & 9th May 2021 – ‘Meditation and the Mind’ with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Over 800 participants joined in from 59 countries including India, USA, Bhutan, Singapore, Nepal, UK, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, Malaysia, HongKong, France, Thailand, South Africa, Canada and Japan.Read More
Spotlight 2021 – Holistic Education
“This spotlight aims to identify and showcase innovations from Bhutan and Southeast Asia that helps the learners develop who listicially. The Royal Academy, Bhutan and Hundred, Finland, are partnering to identify and showcase innovations that promote wholistic education. The innovations will be showcased in October 2021.
Last Day of Submission: June 6th, 2021
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Meditation and the Mind
with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche Saturday & Sunday, 8th & 9th May 2021, 5 – 7 PM IST
“The mind is the source of all experience, and by changing the direction of the mind, we can change the quality of everything we experience. When you transform your mind, everything you experience is transformed.” The workshop will be led by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, a world-renowned Buddhist teacher and practitioner. Owing to Rinpoche’s ability to present his teachings by weaving together his own personal experiences with modern scientific research, many have deemed him to be the ‘happiest man in the world’. To register and know more about the event click here
Call for Articles
Pallavan Learning Systems would like to provide a platform to those with distinct perspectives on education and learning through our proposed e-book. The intent of the e-book is to collate innovative and valuable thoughts on education and learning and share it with the larger audience for the benefit of society. The article could be in the form of high quality theoretical and empirical original research paper, case studies, review papers, literature review, book reviews, conceptual framework, or technical notes….Click here to read the guidelines for submitting your articles
Ways of Leaning: PLS Webinar 10 March 2021
Pallavan Learning Systems conducted its 7th Webinar on the topic ‘Ways of Learning’ on Wednesday, 10 March 2021. It has become evident that the focus of education should not be on what we learn but rather on how we learn. That is why the emphasis has to shift from content knowledge and be placed on skills and processes. At the same time, technology is increasingly becoming an indispensable medium in education, and both teachers and students are quickly adapting to innovative ways of learning…Read More
Mr Kapur’s interview with Ashutosh Garg 13 January 2021
Ashutosh Garg, founder of Equation Coaching interviewed Arun Kapur, Director of Pallavan Learning Systems
Mental Well-being: PLS Webinar 12 December 2020
The sixth webinar by Pallavan Learning Systems was held on 12 December 2020. The webinar sought to elaborate on the understanding of mental well-being both from the perspectives of science and spirituality. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Saroj Thapa from Pallavan Learning Systems. The speakers included Dr. Monisha Akhtar, a licensed child, adolescent, and adult psychologist/psychoanalyst and Geshe Lhakdor, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and author who works closely with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. The webinar comprised more than 100 active participants and 200 live viewers. …Read More
Virtual Book Launch and Discussion 28 November 2020
RS Pawar, founder NIIT University, Chairman NIIT Group released Arun Kapur’s book Serene Strength: The Role of Education in the Making of a Person of Substance. They then went on to discuss Arun Kapur’s 43-year education journey. Click here to watch the full video
Online Facilitation – Difficulties and Opportunities: PLS Webinar 30 September 2020
The fifth webinar organized by Pallavan Learning Systems explored ‘Online Facilitation: Difficulties and Opportunities’, and took place on September 30, 2020. The rapid advancement of the use of technology in education and the pandemic have changed how learning is conducted. With new hybrid learning experiences gaining traction as an indispensable tool and technique of learning, the art of online facilitation has become very significant. …Read More
Ensuring Wholistic Development of Learners – Challenges and Possibilities: PLS Webinar 29 July 2020
The fourth webinar hosted by Pallavan Learning Systems, ‘Ensuring Wholistic Development of Learners: Challenges and Possibilities’ was held on 29th July 2020. The panellists included educators, students, a parent and a counsellor, to cover all points of view on learning. They were from India, Bhutan, The United Kingdom and The Sultanate of Oman which provided a global perspective on the challenges and possibilities. The webinar comprised more than 60 active participants. …Read More
School Leaders’ Retreat 2020: Centre for Escalation of Peace 8 and 9 July 2020
The School Leaders’ Retreat is a biennial programme for school leaders to hold discussions and take part in common learning experiences. This helps to build a foundation of shared values and create a network of leaders in the Asia-Pacific community. An integral part of the Asia Pacific Schools Initiative (APSI), the School Leaders’ Retreat brings together school leaders with the intent of inculcating an understanding of ‘Leadership through Serene Strength’ and inspiring them to support the students and teachers of their schools. We believe that if schools practice and promote ‘Leadership through Serene Strength’, it will have a multiplier effect and will spread in the community, country and region. …Read More
Developing a Sustainable Community Approach to Promote Learning & Creating a Framework for Reopening Schools: PLS Webinar 25 June 2020
Pallavan Learning System’s third webinar was moderated by Kamal Ahuja, the Deputy Headmaster of the Doon School. The panellists were Debasish Chakrabarty from The Doon School, Dehradun, India; Habiba Mohammed Al-Hadi Jaballah from Paradise Valley Private School, Muscat, Oman; Tshering Nidup from The Royal Academy, Paro, Bhutan; and Ashish Arora from The Scindia School, Gwalior, India. In addition, two parents, Suhale Kapoor and Padhmalakshmi Iyengar were invited as panellists for the session. About 50 participants attended the webinar. …Read More
The Future of Learning: PLS Webinar 27 May 2020
The second webinar hosted by Pallavan Learning Systems aimed to continue to connect and draw on the expertise and experiences of practitioners to design learning experiences to help learners actualise their potential. The focus of this webinar was to explore ideas around the question ‘What is the future of learning?’…Read More
Nurturing Our Learners in the Time of Covid-19 : PLS Webinar 24 April 2020
On 24th of April 2020 Pallavan Learning Systems organised its first webinar on Nurturing Our Learners in the Time of Covid-19. In PLS we are concerned about how online education is conducted so that it meets the needs of our learners. What should we be doing to nurture our learners so that we continue to support their wholistic growth and not simply focus on transaction of academic content?…Read More
The Scindia School Webinar: Pedagogy and Motivation
Mr Kapur took part in the Scindia School’s webinar Pedagogy and Motivation on 22nd June 2020. To view the full report click here: View Report
Learning Beyond Curriculum: Children in Times of Social Distancing
Mr Kapur attended the Roli books webinar on ‘Learning Beyond Curriculum: Children in Times of Social Distancing on 16th April 2020. The webinar can be viewed here: Watch Webinar
Year 2020: Will Education Create its New Normal?
Mr Kapur attended the Mindmine webinar ‘Will Education Create its New Normal on 4th May 2020. The webinar can be viewed here: Watch Webinar
The Future of Education
Mr Kapur attended the Eminent Educators’ Colloquium on 5th June 2020. The webinar can be viewed here: Watch Webinar
Future of Learning
Mr Kapur attend the Sunbeam webinar on the Future of Learning on 18th June 2020.
At Home with Learning
Mr Kapur attended the webinar ‘At Home with Learning’. It can be viewed here: The webinar can be viewed here: Watch Webinar
Press Release for Blockcerts
First Blockcerts Issued in India: Pallavan School and Vasant Valley School, facilitated my Pallavan Learning Systems and Learning Machine, Issue Blockchain Credentials…Read More
NEW DELHI, India – Class XII Students at Pallavan School, Jhalawar, Rajasthan and Vasant Valley School, New Delhi First to Receive Blockcerts Credentials in India….Read more
Druk Thuksey Award for 2019
In December 2019, Mr Kapur was awarded the Druk Thuksey Award, the Royal Order of Bhutan, by His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, for his contribution towards education.
Award Ceremony Video
Interview with CMRubinWorld
In an interview with CMRubinWorld published on 21WFMJ News, Director of The Royal Academy in Bhutan, Arun Kapur, says schools must focus more on the social, emotional and spiritual dimensions of learning.
Dialogue of Civilizations
To watch Mr Kapur speak at The World Public LIC Forum