Indec

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InDEC was wonderful!
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2nd India Democratic Education Conference

from Thu 28th Nov to Sun 1st Dec,2019
at The Western Ghats International School
Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

InDEC 2019

2nd India Democratic Education Conference 2019

India Democratic Education Conference 2019 brings together individuals, schools, learning organisations, those concerned about appropriate learning spaces available for children, education departments, universities along with a range of children, young people, parents and educators.

The IDEC – International Democratic Education Conference – initiated by a group of educators, celebrated its 25th edition in Bangalore, India in November 2018. From IDEC, regional offshoots were started to meet more regularly and to reach out to more people in the local area. EUDEC was started for Europe; APDEC for Asia-Pacific countries, with India being a part of it; and country-specific DECs, of which InDEC is for India.

Though the regional conferences are broadly meant for people from that region, interested people from all over the world may participate, if they want to. InDEC too, may have its share of people coming from other countries.

Along with the 25th IDEC in Bangalore last year, the 3rd APDEC and the 1st InDEC were organised. Participants came from 20-25 countries, with about 150 children & young people and 250 adults. It was a celebration of democracy as part of one’s natural living day. View IDEC APDEC InDEC 2018 photos

What brings everyone to this arena is perhaps the need to explore, to question, to resolve, to find processes and ways for living and learning in a human way for the young of our species and for the generation on its way into the future.

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Democracy is not a choice.

India is a democratic country and all elements of it need to be democratic, if the country as a whole is to be and become truly democratic.

The aim of the Conference is to bring people together to live, learn and participate, rather than attend with imposed rules and definitions.

InDEC 2019 Aims

  • Could each participant experience the freedom to make choices?

  • Could each receive respect?

  • Could an environment be created where every human being is respected?

  • Could one work together to understand collaboration?

  • Could we take on responsibility spontaneously?

  • Could one listen to each other deeply?

  • Could we talk to each other?

  • Could every child, adult, school or organisation share one’s work in their own unique way?

  • Could we evolve ideas together?

  • Could we experience simultaneity, rather than duality?

  • Could we say, not yours and mine, but ours?

  • Could we respect the ground rules and practices of the community, we are members of, even though temporarily?

  • Could we be in rhythm with ourselves, with the community and the environment at the same time?

  • Could we construct together, a democratic culture?

History

Since 1993, when the first IDEC (International Democratic Education Conference) was planned by representatives from just four schools in different countries, the number of democratic schools all round the world has grown rapidly.

IDECs have been held every year on a different continent, and each conference is attended by hundreds of people from thirty or more different countries. There are also annual conferences held by EUDEC (the European Democratic Education Conference), ADEC (the Australasian Democratic Education Community), APDEC (Asia- Pacific Democratic Education Conference) & InDEC (India Democratic Education Conference).

https://www.idenetwork.org/index.php/about/what-is-idec

During one of the conferences, in New Zealand in 2002, some wanted to arrive at a definition of Democratic Education. It was discussed and in the end it was resolved that by arriving at a definition, one keeps many out of the defined circle; whereas the very idea of democratic education was to include as many as possible in the movement.

DE is a continuum and one needs to locate oneself or the organisation on it and move on to the next stage or layer. It is a process of reflection and action, a cycle that creates its own praxis; with each school or individual continuing to be unique…

IDEC is not an organisation and neither is InDEC. If there is an organisation, a head and a tail are required! It is a Conference and people who are interested, attend and take it forward in their lives and profession. It has its own momentum.

Jerry Mintz, AERO,

New York, U.S.A

Kageki Asakura

Tokyo Shure, Japan

Yaacov Hecht

Israel

Henry Readhead

Summerhill

Zoe Readhead

Summerhill

Cecelia Bradley

Australia

Tae Wook Ha

South Korea

Chloe Duff

UK

David Gribble

UK

Whom is InDEC for?

  • InDEC is for Schools / Colleges / Universities / Any organisation that is interested to incorporate democratic structures or institutions or communities inside and outside India.

  • InDEC is for regular schools and alternative education programmes

  • InDEC is for Homeschooling and Non-Schooling communities

  • InDEC is for anyone who is interested in Democracy as a way of life

  • The Democratic Education Conference brings together people from a wide range of education experience to share, reflect and evolve

InDEC Programme

Each participant is a presenter and every presenter is a participant.

InDEC 2019 starts on Thu 28th Nov 2019 at 11AM and ends on Sun 1st Dec 2019 at 2PM

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DATE DAY DURATION

28.11.2019

Thursday

11:00 AM – 08:00 PM Inauguration -11:30 AM

Welcome Snack: 9:30 AM onward
Lunch: 12:30-1:30 PM
Break: 4:15-5:00 PM
Dinner: 7:30-9:00 PM

29.11.2019

Friday

07:30 AM – 08:30 PM

Breakfast: 7:15-8:15 AM
Break: 10:30-11:15 AM
Lunch: 12:45-1:45 PM
Break: 4:30-5:00 PM
Dinner: 7:30-9:00 PM

30.11.2019

Saturday

07:30 AM – 08:30 PM

Breakfast: 7:15-8:15 AM
Break: 10:30-11:15 AM
Lunch: 12:45-1:45 PM
Break: 4:30-5:00 PM
Dinner: 7:30-9:00 PM

01.12.2019

Sunday

07:30 AM – 02:00 PM Closing Gathering: 12:30 PM

Breakfast: 7:15-8:15 AM
Break: 10:30-11:15 AM
Lunch: 1:15-2:00 PM

Thu 28th Nov to Sun 1st Dec, 2019

Each participant is a presenter, and every presenter is a participant

The programme will be updated as and when delegates complete their registration for the conference and confirm their presentations

Session Time Venue Title of Presentation Anchor person Designation & Organization State/City Country Requirements
Registration 8:30 AM onwards School Office
Welcome snack & drink 9:30 AM onwards Dining Area
Inauguration 11:30 AM Courtyard
Lunch 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Session C 1:30 PM-2:30 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated) Democratising governance through Koodam Saravanan K Barefoot Academy of Governance Perambalur, TN India
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated)
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated) Creativity in Maths Suryanarayana Ganti Epsilon Hyderabad, Telengana India DVD player,White board,Markers
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time) Hand, Mind & Heart Bhavana Craft & Storyteller Bangalore, Karnataka India
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated) Coconut Leaf craft Palanisamy Traditional Crafts
Grade IX Tying flowers Jeeva Traditional Crafts
Grade VII Scalable Solutions Henna Kennedy
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble Arathi Chengappa Coorg, Karnataka India
Terrace 2nd Floor
Outdoor - some shade Treetop (20)
Outdoor - covered by Arabian open tent Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Session D 2:30 PM-3:30 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated) School Well-being Nagabhushanam V Content Developer & Teacher Trainer Round Glass Chittor, AP India
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated)
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated)
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time) Hand, Mind & Heart Bhavana Craft & Storyteller Bangalore, Karnataka India
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII Conducting a democratic meeting Amukta Mahapatra with Teachers & Students Director, SchoolScape, centre for educators Bangalore, Karnataka India
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble Arathi Chengappa Coorg, Karnataka
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Session E 3:30 PM-4:30 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated)
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated)
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated)
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time) Hand, Mind & Heart Bhavana Shah Craft & Storyteller Bangalore, Karnataka India
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble Arathi Chengappa Coorg, Karnataka India
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
4:15 PM-6:00 PM Bird-Watching & Nature Walk Saravanan Chandrasekaran Canopy Nature Academy Tamilnadu India
Break 4:15 PM-5:00 PM
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Basketball Court Fun with PHASE Sports Sabari Karthik PHASE Sports Coimbatore, TN
Cultural Activities 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Basketball Court Parai Team Nagar Kalaikoodam Tamilnadu India
Dinner 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Session Time Venue Title of Presentation Anchor person Designation & Organization State/City Country Requirements
6:00 AM Bird-Watching & Nature Walk Saravanan Chandrasekaran Canopy Nature Academy Coimbatore, Tamilnadu India
Breakfast 7:15 AM-8:15 AM
InDEC Gathering 8:15 AM-9:00 AM Courtyard
Session A 9:00 AM-10:30 AM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated) Human-centred Design to 'find myself in relation to the world around me' - Gandhiji's values Lakshmi Hariharan Principal, Srushti Degree College Bangalore, Karnataka India
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated) The Land, the mountains, the people Venugopal D Nilgiri Documentation Centre Nilgiris, TN India
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated) Simple Tools, Large Learnings Ranjan De Designer, Faculty Design Institute Chennai, TN India 2 inch cut strips of Ivory card paper - A3 length wise, Scissors, 12 inch rulers - for the participation demo. Will need an LCD project for a PPT Presentation.
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time)
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble Arathi Chengappa Coorg, Karnataka
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Break 10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Session B 11:15 AM-12:45 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated)
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated) Democratic Education: After 32 years, what now? Yaacov Hecht Video Conference Founder, Democratic School of Hadera & Chairman, Education Cities Hadera Israel Video Conferencing
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated) Marubu Students Team Vidyarpana Home School Kinathukaduvu, TN India
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time)
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Lunch 12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Session C 1:45 PM-2:45 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated)
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated) Rural India - a wealth of teaching and learning Priti David Reporter, teacher at People's Archive for Rural India - PARI for Schools Bengaluru, Karnnataka India Wifi, Screen, Large room
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated) Sociacracy 3.0 Ashok Subramanian NLP Leader Krishnagiri, TN India
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time) Hand, Mind & Heart Bhavana Shah Craft & Storyteller Bangalore, Karnataka India
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Session D 2:45 PM-3:45 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated) What is a spiritual life? How is the inner life and outer connected? Can we be on the inner path and continue to be engaged with the world? Gita Gayatri Zen Monk Nityanjali Symphony of Values Karamadai, TN India
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated) PRAYAAS: The Democratic School Mukti Patel Ahmedabad, Gujarat India Video and slide, Projector
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated) Design of Design Schools for India Arvind Merchant Designdoh Pune, Maharashtra India
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time) Hand, Mind & Heart Bhavana Shah Craft & Storyteller Bangalore, Karnataka India
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII Conducting a democratic meeting Amukta Mahapatra with Teachers & Students Director, SchoolScape, centre for educators Bangalore, Karnataka India
Courtyard
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Session E 3:45 PM-4.30 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated) Innovations in Govt schools over the years Dr Devarajan Retd Director of School Education, Dept of Educ, GoTN
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated) Importance of Games for Adolescents & Adults Capt.Preetham Madhukar Ship Captain; Managing Trustee, Varuna Foundation; Founder, Skills Beyond Education Bangalore, Karnataka India
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated) Greenopolis The Western Ghats International School
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time) Hand, Mind & Heart Bhavana Shah Craft & Storyteller Bangalore, Karnataka India
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Break 4:30 PM-5:00 PM
Session F 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Basketball Court Fun with PHASE Sports Sabari Karthik PHASE Sports Coimbatore, TN
Cultural Activities 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor Movies of rural India Priti David Reporter, teacher at People's Archive for Rural India - PARI for Schools. Bengaluru, Karnnataka india Wifi,Screen,Large room
Dinner 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Session Time Venue Title of Presentation Anchor person Designation & Organization State/City Country Requirements
Breakfast 7:15 AM-8:15 AM
InDEC Gathering 8:15 AM-9:00 AM Main Courtyard
Session A 9:00 AM-10:30 AM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated)
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated)
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated) Open Learning through Life Transformations Srinivas Y Kumar Chennai, TN
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time)
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII
Courtyard Democratic Learning The Western Ghats International School Coimbatore, TN
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Break 10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Session B 11:15 AM-12:45 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated) Weaving a Yarn Students Team Samskaara Academy Coimbatore, TN India Wi-Fi
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated) Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems Sashikala Ananth Architect, Author, Behavioural Scientist, Vadivam Kotagiri, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu India
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated) Education through CREATIVITY Aakash Khandelwal Noida, Uttar Pradesh India
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time)
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Lunch 12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Session C 1:45 PM-2:45 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated)
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated)
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated)
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time) Hand, Mind & Heart Bhavana Shah Craft & Storyteller Bangalore, Karnataka India
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Session D 2:45 PM-3:45 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated)
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated)
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated)
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time) Hand, Mind & Heart Bhavana Shah Craft & Storyteller Bangalore, Karnataka India
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX Cooking Crooks
Grade VII Conducting a democratic meeting Amukta Mahapatra with Teachers & Students Director, SchoolScape, centre for educators Bangalore, Karnataka India
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Session E 3:45 PM-4:30 PM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated)
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated)
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated)
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time) Hand, Mind & Heart Bhavana Shah Craft & Storyteller Bangalore, Karnataka India
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX Cooking Crooks
Grade VII
Courtyard Scrabble Scramble
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Break 4:30 PM-5:00 PM
5:00 PM- 6:00 PM Basketball Court Fun with PHASE Sports Sabari Karthik PHASE Sports Coimbatore, TN
Cultural Activities 5:00 PM-7:30 PM Main Courtyard Kummi Naveen.N Folk Artiste Coimbatore, TamilNadu India
Dinner 7.30 PM-9.00 PM
Session Time Venue Title of Presentation Anchor person Designation & Organization State/City Country
Breakfast 7:15 AM-8:15 AM
InDEC Gathering 8:15 AM-9:00 AM Main Courtyard
Session A 9:00 AM-10:30 AM R & D 2nd Floor (150 cld be seated)
Indoor Arena, 1st Floor (150 cld be seated) Holistic Development of the Adolescent Chaithanya Yalamanchili Program Director, Pragnya Montessori School Hyderabad, Telangana India
Grade 10, 2nd Floor (50 cld be seated)
Expression Studio G Floor (abt 10 to work at a time)
Class VIII 1st Floor (abt 30 cld be seated)
Grade IX
Grade VII Conducting a democratic meeting Teachers & Students
Courtyard
Terrace 2nd Floor
Treetop (20)
Amphitheatre (150)
Basketball court
Break 10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Closing Ceremony 12.00 PM

NOTE: AV1-R&D lab, AV2-ISA, AV3-CLASS 10

Besides the three halls for gatherings, where audio & media systems will be available,there are three specified outdoor environments and many other indoor and outdoor locations to discuss, sing, & dance….. in small or large groups. The main shamiana will also have an audio system.

Activities through the day: Art & Craft work; frisbee, table-tennis, scrabble & other sports; Indian games; Bridge can be played and/or learnt by children and adults; music

Transport leaves the accommodation in the morning at 7:30 AM

Transport leaves the venue (Western Ghats School) after dinner from 8:00 PM onwards

Registration & Accommodation

Day visits for Local Students / Teachers is possible. The charges will be Rs.1,000 for Adults and Rs. 500 for Children - per day. This includes lunch and tea and entitles the participant to attend the conference throughout the day.

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Registration Fee
Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Mattress in the Hall
ZONE 1
India & SAARC
Adult ₹ 11,300
₹ 9,500
₹ 8,500
Child - ₹ 7,500
₹ 5,500
ZONE 2
South America, Asia & Africa
Adult US$ 300
US$ 250
US$ 200
Child - US$ 200
US$ 175
ZONE 3
USA & Europe
Adult US$ 325
US$ 300
US$ 250
Child - US$ 270
US$ 220
 
Day Pass Adult ₹ 1000 /per person
Child ₹ 500 /per person

* Children under age 6 years-FREE. Registration compulsory

* No refund for cancellation after 5th Nov 2019

Free Shuttle Services offered from accommodation to venue and venue to accommodation

Registration Fee includes accommodation, food and conference for four days

InDEC 2019 Venue

Our Team

Core Team

Amukta Mahapatra

  • Director, SchoolScape, Centre for Educators

Ashok Subramanian

  • NLP Training Professional

Pavithra Suresh

  • Faculty

  • IMTC - Elementary

Hemalatha Sashikumaar

  • Correspondent

  • The Westernghats International School

Dr. Sashikumaar

  • Chairman

  • The Westernghats International School

Finance Committee

Deepa Muralikrishna

  • Vel International School

Shri Shaunak S

  • Age : 10

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 6th grade

Aravind Selvam S R

  • Age : 16

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 10th grade

Nihal Ahamad K N

  • Age : 10

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 5th grade

Anantharaman R

  • Director

  • Nino's Montessori School

  • Salem

Darunadithan

  • Age : 11

  • Samakaara academy

  • 6th grade

Aswath Jagadeesan B

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Sahishnu S

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Hema Devarajan

  • Educator, Founder & Senior Principal

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

Website Committee

Aaron Titus L

  • Age : 12

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 7th grade

Adhithya S

  • Age : 10

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 5th grade

Eeshan K S

  • Age : 10

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 6th grade

Subhrujothi Das

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Harish sunder M

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Magibalan K

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Pranvjith N S

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Arisom Saha

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Sharlina J

  • Age : 34

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • Teacher

Transport Committee

Midhun D S

  • Age : 12

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 7th grade

Nishanth M

  • Age : 12

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 6th grade

Sugantha Kumar D S

  • Age : 12

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 6th grade

Suresh Kumar S

  • Businessman

  • Coimbatore

Nesiga V V

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Food Committee

Thanmaya S

  • Age : 10

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 5th grade

Nagaharini P

  • Age : 14

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 9th grade

Shonalika B

  • Age : 13

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 7th grade

Prakalya B C

  • Age : 12

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 6th grade

Ilakkiyah P

  • Age : 12

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 6th grade

Shrinidhi P G

  • Age : 12

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 6th grade

Amitha Sri P

  • Age : 12

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 6th grade

Narmathanayaki

  • Age : 44

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • Principal

Ezhilmathi

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 8th grade

Advika Meyappan

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Shivani R

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Suriya A

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Accommodation Committee

Heartlin Pareventh

  • Age : 12

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 7th grade

Aswin K

  • Age : 13

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 7th grade

Aswin Raj P

  • Age : 13

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 7th grade

Monish S

  • Age : 12

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • 6th grade

Geetha A

  • Age : 46

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • Teacher

Selvakumar S D

  • Age : 49

  • Vidyarpana Home School

  • Correspondent

Lavaniya K

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Sowjhanya R H

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Charru Shri S P

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Prakalya H

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Jayalakshmi

  • Age : 37

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • Teacher

Manju Balaji

  • Age : 34

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • Teacher

Medical/Safety Committee

Harish L

  • Age : 11

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 6th grade

Nirvaan Ramkrishnan

  • Age : 11

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 6th grade

Dave Asher Martin

  • Age : 14

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 9th grade

Rithik Karthikeyan

  • Age : 11

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 6th grade

Asmitha Balaji

  • Age : 15

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 10th grade

Vedhika Balaji

  • Age : 12

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 7th grade

Sendura vendhan S G

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Vishak Rahul R

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Hemamalini P B

  • Age : 41

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • Teacher

Program Committee

Brinda Dorairaj

  • Age : 42

  • Samskaara Academy

Nivedhaa N

  • Age : 13

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 8th grade

Vikas K

  • Age : 10

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 5th grade

Sukash S

  • Age : 12

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 7th grade

Sajan Farhan P M S

  • Age : 14

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 9th grade

Siddhesvar

  • Age : 13

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 8th grade

Harshitha

  • Age : 15

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 10th grade

Samyuktha S Samraj

  • Age : 14

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 10th grade

Aabin john P A

  • Age : 14

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 10th grade

Dhiyana Shri A

  • Age : 14

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 10th grade

Sanjay Vikram S B

  • Age : 16

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Documentation Committee

Varun Suraj

  • Age : 16

  • Stanes ICSE

  • 11th grade

Pranaov Sreedhar

  • Age : 14

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 9th grade

Shanthini S

  • Age : 29

  • Dishaa Montessori

  • Montessorian

Meenaakshi Sajit

  • Age : 13

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 8th grade

Nakshathra M

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Menmathi S M

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Pranavan Karthik

  • Age : 14

  • Samskaara Academy

Venue Committee

Mithra R

  • Age : 12

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 5th grade

Rida Aimam A

  • Age : 11

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 6th grade

Amirtha varshini S

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Sanjana T

  • Age : 14

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Ganga R

  • Age : 42

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • Teacher

Registration Committee

Navya Shree S

  • Age : 13

  • Samskaara Academy

  • 9th grade

Lisha Jain

  • Age : 15

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 10th grade

Melodiga V

  • Age : 15

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 10th grade

Jasmin Joel J

  • Age : 11

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 6th grade

Christina Susan Boby

  • Age : 11

  • The Western Ghats International School

  • 6th grade

Prithika Sri S

  • Age : 12

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Harini Sree C

  • Age : 13

  • Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School

  • 8th grade

Arrival & Departure

To reach InDEC venue

The Western Ghats International School, at Ettimadai, Coimbatore

Taxis, buses are easily available at the bus & railway stations, and at the airport. Use GPS, entering the school's name and location

Distance to venue

From Coimbatore airport to the venue approx 30 km.

From Coimbatore railway station approx 19 km.

From Coimbatore Ukkadam bus stand approx 17 km.

Travel by cab

Red Taxi - 0422-4567890

Go Taxi - 0422 4455667

OLA APP -

UBER APP -

Approximate cab rates to the venue

From airport - approx Rs 600 to Rs 800

From railway station - approx Rs 450 to Rs 550

From bus stand - approx Rs 450 to Rs 550

Bus service to ettimadai piruvu bus stop

From Ukkadam - No.96, No.S2

From Gandhipuram - No.3G, No.A3

From Railway Station- No.96

Get off at Ettimadai Piruvu bus stop and take an auto to the venue, about 1 1/2 km.

School boards are there to guide you to venue.

Note:

  • If a group of 10 or more are coming together, we could send a school van/bus, for which you could share the costs.

  • Those arriving on Wed 27th, or Thu 28th early morning, go straight to Accommodation Location.

  • We will be sending you a letter with the address to your registered email.

  • If you have already registered, the serviced apartment desk will have you on their list.

  • Those arriving late, during the day, please feel free to come to the registration desk at the venue to participate in the conference as soon as possible, if you wish to. You could refresh yourself at the venue itself. You could take the bus to the accommodation in the evening after dinner or at lunch time, if you need to. Or, you could go to the accommodation and then come, if you have had a long journey.

  • At Snekham Serviced Apartments, breakfast is arranged at the accommodation itself everyday. Those staying at other locations could come to the venue for breakfast.

  • On Thu 28th Nov, buses will leave at 9:30 AM to bring you to the venue. For the inauguration, please gather at the courtyard at 11:00 AM, to start at 11:30 AM

  • On all other days, please be at the venue for the InDEC gathering at 8:15 AM. Buses will leave accordingly.

  • For registration process to be quick, please keep handy a copy of your ID proof (any govt issued card for Indian nationals and passport for people from other countries).

  • Please bring a screen shot or details of the conference fee payment, even if you have sent it earlier.

Do call us if required.

Pavithra - +91 97900 10465

Amukta - +91 99012 28442

are always there to hold your hand!

Host Schools for InDEC

The Western Ghats International School

Coimbatore to Palghat Highway(NH544), Near Amrita University, Ettimadai,
Coimbatore - 641112.

Phone: 090954 70007, 95783 70707

View venue

Vidyarpana Home School

165 Part Maanthoppu, No.10 Muthur, Kinathukadavu, Tamil Nadu - 642109.

Phone: 097919 05363

View venue

Vel International Public School

581/1-B, Kanuvai Post, KNG Pudur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641108.

Phone: 0422 240 0949

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Samskaara Academy

Trichy Road, 271, Pattanam Itteri Road, Ondipudur, Coimbatore,
Tamil Nadu - 641016.

Phone: 094421 46362

View venue

Little Kingdom Senior Secondary School

74/1D, Solipalayam, 15 Velampalayam, Iswarya Gate, Tiruppur,
Tamil Nadu - 641652.

Phone: 0421 225 5882

View venue

Preparations for the 2nd InDEC

A small group meeting of InDEC in Delhi.

Aakash Khandelwal, Vandana Saxena, Amukta Mahapatra and Anchal Mohan.

I & my daughter visited Tatwa school, Ernakulam.

They had invited us for a art workshop and we invited them for InDEC. They are excited and are considering it - Ashok Subramanian

Invited Bhoomi Community Learning Centre, Kochi for InDEC at their Diwali Celebrations!

Planning Meeting at Vidyarpana: Committees discuss and plan

Committees meet at the venue: Western Ghats

Planning Meeting at Samskaara Academy: Forming Committees

Presentation of Tasks & Responsibility by each of the ten committees at Little Kingdom School

Resources

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The importance of democratic education

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How this guy planted a forest!

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New Education Policy, India 2019

Education is a basic ingredient for achieving full human potential. Providing universal access to an education of high quality is the key to India’s continued ascent.

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Elements of Elementary 8: Democratic Principles and Montessori Pedagogy

India is a democratic country, as laid out in its Constitution and thereby all elements that are a part of this nation.

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International Day of Democracy: Bringing Democracy To Indian Classrooms

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What is democratic education and why do some activists believe Indian schools need an overhaul?

The rigid, formal system of education began 200 years ago - but is that really what children need?

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There are elements of a functioning democracy which can be implemented in an educational institution or organisation, preferably after observing a Montessori class.

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Holistic Education: Learning with Your Whole Being

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Know more about Montessori - TV interview

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Frequently Asked Questions

The registration fee is for the full conference; irrespective of how many days you choose to participate. This is to encourage participants to stay as long as possible.

However day visits are allowed for local school students and teachers The cost details are in the registrations page.

Yes. It is possible. Please email us with the details and we can organise.

If it is a day earlier or a day later, extra costs will have to be incurred.

  • Please bring the confirmation mail of InDEC

  • If Indian citizen, please carry any of your Identification cards (AADHAR, Driving Licence, Passport…)

  • If Foreigner, please carry a copy of your passport and visa.

If you are unable to register through the website, please email your registration details to the website mail address or to SchoolScape2@gmail.com. We will forward you the payment details.

The accommodation, the food & the sessions are included in the conference registration price.

For those who register before 09th Sat, the Early bird price is applicable.

Beyond midnight Nov 09th, 2019 the Early Bird price will not be accepted.

Vegetarian and non-Vegetarian food options are available.

Children are part of the conference and can choose to attend sessions as per their interest and choice. They can offer presentations during the conference, planned earlier or spontaneously and put up in the open sections of the programme displayed at a central point. This is true for adults too.

Yes! You can bring your tents for accommodation in the ground of Western Ghats International School.

Every day a shuttle will be organised to the venue from the organised accommodation during the mornings and return trip after dinner in the evenings.

Please bring clothes for warm weather, an umbrella, a torch, mosquito repellent. A light shawl or stole, or a thick shirt may be needed if outdoors during the evenings or early mornings. Shoes for climbing and trekking would be useful.

Testimonial

"Just wanted to let you know that our conference had very diverse and interesting practice papers by different faculties on building relationships with students and their world. I used the Democratic process learnt at your conference. Put up time table for Faculty to choose presentation time. Had group feedback from all participants and not just a panel. This opened everyone to ease up and make their presentations more real. Thanks for introducing me to IDEC."

- Lakshmi Hariharan
Srushti Degree College, Bangalore, India

"Today - first day was superb. A mix of children and adults, old friends and many new, from different parts of India, school and non-school, teachers & parents. Organized by students, teachers, school heads of 5 schools and SchoolScape, which stands for 'to escape from school'!"

- Rahul

"School is such a strong structure in our minds that to get away from it and create something new needs reflection and throwing out the rigidity and what is inhuman about it.

The Conference is a space for that - to experience democracy, to respect one another and to create anew."

- Vedaant

"We got back to Bangalore this morning. Many thanks to the organizing team (including all the student volunteers) for an amazing experience -- we learnt a lot, interacted with so many fascinating & inspirational people, and made many new friends. We were sad to go back home, but we are now convinced we can go on outstation trips for longer durations next time onwards. Looking forward to next year!"

- Kanav

"I really appreciate your efforts and commitments and it's great to gather people from various walks of life under the umbrella INDEC. My thanks and gratitude to The Western Ghats International School, Samskaara Academy and all the organizers and participants. Thanks for the opportunity. Happy to get associated with you all in future."

- PEP School V2

"It is nice to meet last year participant's and also new participant's from various regions. INDEC family get together were each one is sharing and learning new ideas from each other. Enjoyable environment and wonderful arrangements. Thanks for the organizing team."

- Nagarajan
IRDT, Dharmapuri, TN

"Pottery workshop through the day, Discussions over lunch, One of the presentations. It was a happy moments with you all thank you amukta ji, pavithra, shanthini, and documentation team and the kids are amazing I learn lot from them."

- Shahid
Videographer, Documentation team

Nearby Locations

Siruvani Waterfalls

Kovai Kondattam Amusement Park

112 Feet Adiyogi

VOC park and zoo

GD Naidu Museum

Anamalai Tiger Reserve

Maharaja Theme Park

Gass Forest Museum

Monkey Falls

Black Thunder

Ooty

Aliyar Dam

Contact Info

Organising Members

1. Pavithra Suresh
+91 97900 10465 pavithraboostu@gmail.com


2. Amukta Mahapatra
+91 99012 28442
amukta.m@gmail.com


InDEC Conference Group Email:
contact@indecindia.org


Venue:

The Western Ghats International School,
Coimbatore to Palghat Highway(NH544),
Near Amrita University, Ettimadai,
Coimbatore-641112