Education and Research

 

The Global Challenges

Access to Education, Focus of Education, Global Research, Global Knowledge Management

GEP’s Unique Vision

It is becoming increasingly clear to both politicians and scientists that the challenges facing the planet and humankind are manmade. Humans are, as a species, endowed with a great ability to imagine a future scenario and take an action accordingly. Most of our actions are not instinctive, but rather arrived at after some analysis, imagination, and/or reasoning. Unfortunately, rather than using this ability to create a future that will benefit all of us, most people try to serve their own selfish needs first, resulting in pain and suffering in the long term. 

Imagine if in school, we were taught about how each of our actions affected the world and others. Imagine if each lesson were showing us the link between the outside world and ourselves.  Would we have made different choices? 

This is exactly the change needed in education today. Children need to be empowered with positive awareness about how they are connected to the world. This can be achieved effectively by teaching in a way that integrates outer (objective) knowledge with inner (subjective) knowledge.  When a child learns that the world is made up of 72% water, he may be bored and uninterested. When he experiences that his body also is made up of 72% water, and when his water level is at 65% or 85% he suffers, he will understand the suffering of drought or flood.  He will understand the need to keep water pure.  This is how to teach by integrating the subject with the object. 

This type of Total Education is the birthright of every human being regardless of economic status, gender, religion, etc.  Total education will ultimately train the student to know the aim of human life, and empower them to achieve that goal.

Every learning experience is complete with theory and practice, or experimentation. No educational institution, however small, should lack research facilities. Playing is the infant’s research. Experimentation in a controlled environment is the graduate’s.

As an institution, the GEP has a need to bring out scientific evidence for every solution that we support, whether it’s in education, culture or technology. That is why we have created the GEP Research Centre. Moreover, recognising that much great research is already happening in the world, we are building up a worldwide research network. Through collaborations we can each add our piece to understanding the great whole.

Our Ongoing Projects in this Area

 

Isa Viswa Vidyalayam  'Education for Total Consciousness' Pilot School

GEP Research Centre

Remoulding Kerala - Sustainable State Model

Research on the Effects of ETC teaching methodology on childhood and adolescent development

Education Conferences

Education for Total Consciousness (ETC) Teacher Training

ETC Residential school (upcoming)

The Universal University (upcoming)

 

Our Resolutions in this Area

Resolutions GEP 2010: “Education and Universal Energy”

All-India Students' Energy Parliament 2016 Resolutions: "Total Education"

 

Publications

Education for Total Consciousness book by Swami Isa

Swami Isa's book on his complete teaching methodology andd philosophy, entitled "Education for Total Consciousness," was published by the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust and released at the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka's residence at GEP 2016.

Contact us to order a copy. Available in both English and Malayalam.

 

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