Is Modern Knowledge truly objective?
Or does it further traditional oppression?

One distinct characteristic of Indian society is its social, cultural and linguistic richness and diversity. This diversity is serious cause for concern when we want to determine common curriculum for all children. We inevitably face a critical question while developing a common curriculum: What are the criteria based on which we can determine the Knowledge that everyone should learn? Over the past few centuries, scientific and evidence based knowledge is considered superior because it is objective and neutral. Is it true, or does Science create its own power structure? The panelists in this discussion give their views on these questions. 

Prof. VENU NARAYAN,          Azim Premji University

The notion of objective, impartial knowledge is the hallmark of modern society. But does scientific knowledge promote equality OR create its own power structure?

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Excerpts | 4 minutes

Prof. DAVID CARR,                  University of Edinburgh

Curriculum should not be based on usefulness. We should base curriculum on the inherent value of Knowledge.

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Prof. DENIS PHILLIPS              Stanford University.

Education is co-terminus with living. The purpose of schooling is to introduce a child to the founded wisdom of a society.

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Prof. ROHIT DHANKAR,          Azim Premji University

The crux of the problem is, what is the criteria based on which we can call something knowledge. Identifying these objective criteria is not oppressive, it is emancipatory

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Excerpts | 6 minutes