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The Congress will deliberate on evolving the “culture of education” for  self-awareness and empowerment as the core. It will  focus on:

  • Self: Self seeks to access qualities that constitute a person's uniqueness or essential being: The Congress will focus on Identity, Planes and Parts of Mind-Body, Attitude and Behavior, Learning and Cognition, Psychology, Personal Strengths and Skills, Personality, Approaches to Work and Fulfilment.
  • Mentoring and Teacher Training: Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. It is a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and the psychosocial support perceived by the recipient, student or mentee, as relevant to work, career, or professional development. E-mentoring is a means of providing a guided mentoring relationship using online software, email, social networks and other web-based solutions.





Note from the Convenor


Presentation Themes

About the Congress Recommendations




The WE-ASC World Education Culture Congress 2012 will deliberate on the congress theme and will review the recommendations of the WE ASC Congress 2011 with respect to emerging narratives and trends in education culture. It will adopt a two-pronged approach
  1. To examine representation and application of cultural contexts, natural knowledge and new experiments and their dissemination in educational systems with a view to developing practical solutions and formats for self development, leadership, sustainable progress and human empowerment.
  2. To influence the evolving culture of education and pedagogy, for deep systemic change and integrality in educational objective, process and result. 



    Note from the Convenor


    Presentation Themes

    About the Congress Recommendations 


The World Education Congress WE-ASC 2011 adopts a two-pronged approach:

1) To examine, evaluate and influence the evolving culture of education and education design by refocusing and reengineering educational pedagogy as well as educational and cultural policy, with the ultimate objective of deep systemic change.

2) To revisit representation, application and infusion of cultural knowledge and cultural dissemination systems in modern education, and indeed their symbiotic relations in the development of practical solutions for training and application, sustainable development as well as individual and collective human empowerment.

  • Delegates from about 40 countries convened in Delhi at the ground‐breaking WE‐ASC World Education Culture Congress, This four‐day meet explored the Relevance of Integral Systems in Formal “Education Culture”, with a special focus on Soft Skills and traditional knowledge systems, and their role in human development, integral wellness and socio‐ economic empowerment.
  • Initiated in Delhi, the WE‐ASC movement promoted ‘mainstream’ development of holistic teaching methods. It is with this objective in mind that Lady Shruti Rana initiated this movement for cross‐cultural debate, consensus and dynamic action on the evolving “education culture” and “culture in education”, by revisiting traditional and modern ways of pedagogy, curriculum development, skills training as well as evaluation and accreditation paradigms.
  • Congress resolutions centered on holistic pedagogies, educational and cultural rights, ethics, course and curriculum development, education policy, evaluation and accreditation, educational exclusion and Skills development with the inclusion of Cultural and Traditional Knowledge Systems in a local-global context.
  • These directives have witnessed a gratifying response and vigorous follow‐up with educational, cultural and research institutions, policy‐making and government bodies.



Feedback from Participants


Elements of WE ASC Congress 2011 Presenters



International Women's Day, 8th March, 2011



Launch of Skills Training and Academic Courses

Shruti Foundation : announces the launch of Skills Training and Academic Courses based on Traditional Knowledge Systems with the signing of an MoU with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) at 11.30am in Conference Room III (Ground Floor), India International Centre Annexe, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi. Tel: +91-11-26252532 Mob: 99715 59128 (Bhagwati Jha).

22 March 2011

Revisiting "Education Culture" and Culture in Education ( is as part of the ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOMUSICOLOGY CLUSTER - Seminar Programme - Spring Semester 2011


Lady Shruti Rana- Honorary Research Fellow, School of Anthropology, Queens University, Belfast


on Tuesday, 22nd March 2011  at the  School of Anthropology (performance room) 13 University Square from 4.15 - 6.00 pm.




1st G I W C 2010 




Conference Theme  

Women of Indic Origin: Issues and Solutions

G I W 2010 will be One-day conference with speakers from UK and other countries. The speakers would be both Women of Indic Origin (WIOs) as well as eminent persons who are authorities on personal, social, religious or economic issues regarding women and gender issues. The goal is to raise awareness on issues affecting women across the world in general, and in particular women of Indic origin. It further seeks to revisit how, families, communities, institutions and governments can influence these issues and how education and awareness building can play its part in finding solutions. The keynote speakers will be parliamentarians, social workers and educationists.


Exhibition of Paintings

In Search of a Narrative Idiom

In association with Gallery Sanskriti ( ) and Shruti Foundation (

Date : Thu 26 May 6.15 pm - 28 May 2011

Divya Mathur
Senior Programme Officer
The Nehru Centre
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London W1K 1HF
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