Learning Network

Project Brief: Learning Network explores various approaches towards holistic learning, helps learn about new perspectives & strengthen existing efforts. It is a resource for interested groups, educators and parents seeking meaningful approaches to education.
Project Type: Resource Centers (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Binay Pathak
Project Partner(s): Anita Balasubramanium
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , c/o Meenakshi Balasubramanian,A 1007, Marvel Apoorva Apts, Kalasathamman Koil St, Ramavara,,
TAMIL NADU  600089
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Jan 2010SeattleUSD 3155
Nov 2008SeattleUSD 3000
Dec 2007SeattleUSD 426
Oct 2005SeattleUSD 2800
Dec 2004SeattleUSD 1600
Dec 2003SeattleUSD 1477

Total = $12458

Learning Network was conceived in Bangalore in January 2003, as a resource for interested groups, individuals, educators and parents seeking meaningful approaches to education. This is a volunteer driven network and has several participating individuals and groups. The main activities of the network include an annual conference, workshops on special topics, topic-driven mini-conferences, newsletters and an annual conference magazine.

More details at Learning Network website.
Through its activities - it hopes to provide a forum to come together, participate and search for answers to these and many such pertinent questions:

  • Can education be defined as learning for life and through life experiences?
  • How can education play a role in creating a peaceful society?
  • What are the linkages between education and local communities?
  • How can education lead to socio-economic change?
  • Can we address the fact that we require not just skills for our living but also a spirit to enquire into human problems?
  • Can education become person and ecological centered instead of just economic centered?
  • Can we enrich the experience of disadvantaged children in conventional schools?