Looking at Narrative Learning Through an Eye of Ancient Indian Education
Shirin Kulkarni, Finland
This poster presents the historical account of using narratives as a means of education in ancient India. Historians and other scholars found that in between 300-500 BC, in India, stories and animal fables were narrated for educating students with a special purpose of making them learned within a short period of six months. The collection of these stories is known as Panchatantra. Pancha means five and Tantra means technique or strategy, so Panchatantra was narrated to teach the five strategies of Politics, Public administration and Nitisastra (wisely code of conduct). The poster will describe the history of migration of Panchatantra, its content, its educational evaluation, usefulness and adaptation of its techniques in the modern education. The main aim of this poster is to present an ancient book with its specialities and its use in the modern education.
About the presenter…
Mrs. Shirin Heramb Kulkarni is the co-founder and Director for Council for Creative education in Finland. She is a researcher in the field of creativity in education and ancient Indian education for more than 15 years. She has also developed a Creativity-Identity interaction model based on her research on the role of creativity in education.