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            The Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh proposes to hold a seminar on “Education Philosophy of the Sikh Gurus” in November 2012. The sub-themes have been listed below and some guidelines have been given for the scholars to elaborate on. The scholars may write on some other relevant aspect.

Sub-themes.
1. Educational philosophy of the Sikh Gurus:
         1.1     Concept of Guru in Sikhism
         1.2     Discipline and and Disciple in Sikhism
         1.3     Concept of Education in Sikhism (ਵਿਦਿਆ ਵੀਚਾਰੀ ਤ ਪਰਉਪਕਾਰੀ) (ਗੁਰ ਪਰਸਾਦੀ ਵਿਦਿਆ ਵੀਚਾਰੈ ਪੜਿ ਪੜਿ ਪਾਵੈ ਮਾਨੁ ॥) (ਪੋਥੀ ਪਰਮੇਸਰ ਕਾ ਥਾਨੁ ॥)
         1.4     ਕਿਵ ਸਚਿਆਰਾ ਹੋਈਐ - A practical guide to the purpose of Education in Sikhism.
         1.5     Learning by doing: Guru Nanak, John Dewey and John Locke etc.
         1.6     Aims of Education (social, religious, moral and political etc)
         1.7     Curriculum in Sikh Gurus' educational philosophy
2. Sikh Educational practices:
         2.1     Literacy in Sikh Educational practices- (ਸਬਦ ਗੁਰ ਪੀਰਾ)
         2.2     A cognitive (knowledge), connative (feeling), and affective(doing) domain amalgamation in Sikh education.
         2.3     Teaching methodology of the Sikh Gurus.
         2.4     'Guru Ki Kashi'- A vision towards university education.
         2.5     Dialogue method of teaching in Gurbani.
3. Education as an art in Sikhism:
         3.1     Art of living life- an end product of education in the teachings of the Sikh Gurus.
         3.2     Value Education: A living perspective in the educational scheme of the Sikh Gurus. (ਲਿਖਿ ਲਿਖਿ ਪੜਿਆ ॥)
         3.3     Education for Aesthetics- An undercurrent pattern in Sikh philosophy of education. (Rhythm, harmony, and musicology.
         3.4     Guru Angad Dev's idea of Integral Education as an art of living life. (ਮਲ ਅਖਾੜੇ, ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ ਲਿਪੀ ਆਦਿ )
         3.5     Guru Gobind Singh- A multi dimensional teacher -from Aesthetics to martial art.
4. Elements of Modernity and Eternity in Sikh scheme of education:
         4.1     ਪਰਾ (other worldly) ਵਿਦਿਆ and  ਅਪਰਾ ( this worldly)  ividAw in the teachings of the Sikh Gurus.
         4.2     Information, knowledge and wisdom- the trinity in Sikh education. (ਅਕਲੀ ਸਾਹਿਬੁ ਸੇਵੀਐ ਅਕਲੀ ਪਾਈਐ ਮਾਨੁ ॥ )
         4.3     Spiritual Intelligence- A reflection in the teachings if the Sikh Gurus.  (ਸਤੀ ਪਹਰੀ ਸਤੁ ਭਲਾ ਬਹੀਐ ਪੜਿਆ ਪਾਸਿ ॥ ਓਥੈ ਪਾਪੁ ਪੁੰਨੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੀਐ ਕੂੜੈ ਘਟੈ ਰਾਸਿ ॥)
         4.4     ਹਸੰਦਿਆਂ ਖੇਡੰਦਿਆਂ ਪੈਨੰਦਿਆਂ ਖਾਵੰਦਿਆਂ ਵਿਚੇ ਹੋਵੇ ਮੁਕਤਿ - A model of education to eliminate stress ( a modern age ailment) from life.
         4.5     Education for All -'Right to Education' in Sikhism.
         4.6     Women Education in Sikhism.
         4.7     Distance Education in Sikhism

A brief of the paper of one page should be sent by Sept 1. The full paper, about eight pages long, should be sent by the end of Sept 30, 2012. All historical facts may be referred to suitably and Gurbani verses may be quoted wherever they occur.
                      

Issued by
Gurcharan Singh
Convener, Seminar
Mobile 09417492026
Email: gurcharansinghsethi@yahoo.co.in


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