Monthly Archives: January 2013

Speakers at the next Pecha Kucha Night

Pecha Kucha #15 in Delhi, themed, ‘Our Spaces, Our Voices‘, is approaching ever closer, and we’re just over a week away from the event. This makes it a perfect time to begin introducing the excellent group of speakers we’ve lined … Continue reading

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Design Public Conclave Featured in Kyoorius Magazine

I’m always really happy to receive mail, especially since it’s an increasingly rare occurrence these days, except for bills. But today was excellent, since we got the latest edition of the Kyoorius Magazine (volume 14), which has a full page … Continue reading

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Classroom Design for Creativity – A Lesson from Google

Ever since I started working here at CKS and began writing about design, innovation, creativity and so on, I’ve often read and written about the physical design of spaces and how they influence creativity. You can find many an article … Continue reading

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The State of Education in India

Yesterday saw the release of the Annual State of Education Report (ASER) for 2012, reviewing the education system and the various initiatives implemented by the government to promote education in rural India. The report assesses the impact of these programs … Continue reading

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Deep Learning Versus Surface Learning

Whilst researching different innovations in education, I came across the concept of ‘Deep Learning,’ which refers to learning which leads to personal change over time. Deep learning requires a sense of ownership and responsibility for learning on the part of … Continue reading

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Urban Prototyping: The Future of Smart Cities

By Gabriel Harp San Francisco is home to the Grey Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFTA), and together they held the first Urban Prototyping festival in the fall of 2012. The festival provided a forum for projects and discussions, and … Continue reading

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Tweetup on Startups and Education with Aditya Mishra

We’re pleased to announce that the Adianta School of Leadership and Innovation will be hosting several tweet chats with its advisors and faculty over the coming weeks, beginning this Friday. Follow @AdiantaDOTorg and the hashtag #adiantas to follow and participate … Continue reading

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Knowledge-Action and Knowledge-Institutions

Knowledge. Such a weighty, unmoving word. We think we know what it means, where in fact there is no certainty there at all. What knowledge signifies is the appearance of a solidity made possible by so much motion behind the … Continue reading

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Education Trends We Can Look Forward to in 2013

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative thinking, debate and purposeful action on the future of education through innovation, predicts some education trends for 2013, which include: 1. The Rise of Social Networks for … Continue reading

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On Technology and Social Innovation

Oftentimes, when we’re talking about innovation, what it is and how it can be learnt or taught (which happens often over the lunch table here in our office), we end up talking about the different kinds of innovation – technological, … Continue reading

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